390 – Hymn and ChristLight Tech

On this week’s WELSTech we share web sites and mobile apps useful in the classroom for the study of God’s Word and Hymnology. Listen also for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, teacher resources for participating in the student hymn survey, and free stock photography and personal font resources.

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The interview & discussion:

rachelFeld145x125The ladies of tech – Martin is outnumbered this week with not one, but three, high-tech gals sharing the mic. WELSTech welcomes Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent from Emanuel, New London, WI, and Rachel Feld, teacher and WELSTech Conference presenter from Bethany, Kenosha, WI, along with Sallie to continue the WELSTech Goes to School series. This month’s focus is tech to enhance and extend the study of God’s Word and Hymnology.

News in tech:

Say hi to Fi – Google’s new mobile phone plan

WELS now:

  • We hope you’ll attend WELSTech Conference 2015, July 9 – 11 in Waukesha, WI
  • Mark your calendar for upcoming graduation and call day events:
    • Martin Luther College – May 15 & 16
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary – May 19-22

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Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Google Cultural Institute’s Dead Sea ScrollsProject Site

Featured videos:

The newest addition to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist on YouTube is Echoes of the Hammer

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 391 – Martin and Sallie are joined by Martin Luther College Vice President, Mike Otterstatter, who will share the “inside scoop” on the MLC Day celebration planned for May 6. Watch and participate on 05/05/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net.

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389 – Worship Planning In A Mobile World

This week on WELSTech we take a deep dive into worship planning and get a preview of Matt Weseloh’s WELSTech Conference presentation on the topic. Listen also for a new online teen Bible study opportunity, a ministry marketing focused Pinterest board, and mobile-centric news galore!

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The interview & discussion:

Matt_Webcam145x125Is it in the right key? – WELSTech Conference 2015 presenter Matt Weseloh, a member of Holy Word, Pflugerville, TX, chats with Martin and Sallie about the worship planning experiences he will be sharing in his conference breakout session titled “Worship Planning in a Mobile World.”

News in tech:

Google rolls out mobile-friendly search results

WELS now:

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Featured videos:

The newest addition to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist on YouTube is PCO (PlanningCenterOnline) – A Guided Tour

 

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 390 – WELSTech Goes To School with guest host Gail Potratz as we explore tech for teaching God’s Word & Hymnology – 04/28/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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388 – Gospel-Driven

This week WELSTech marks the end of the What’s Best Next book series with a reflection on what we’ve learned along the way. There’s also discussion of an exciting opportunity for WELSTech Conference attendees, a favorite hymns survey, free fonts, the verse of the day, and much more. Join the conversation!

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The discussion:

The EndSay Goodbye – Martin and Sallie discuss Part 7 of Matt Perman’s What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done and wrap up this season’s book discussion by reviewing the five takeaways in the book recap.

News in tech:

Google Education on Air – Free online conference, May 8-9

WELS now:

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Featured videos:

The newest addition to the WELSTech Instructional playlist on YouTube is Understanding Exposure: The Exposure Triangle with Mark Wallace

 

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 389 – We’ll take a look at the important task of worship planning and how technology can assist – 04/21/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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387 – In The Bag

WELSTech is on the road this week as Martin vacations in warm Austin, TX and both he and Sallie did a worship tour of district president congregations over Easter. The topic for discussion is what to carry in your computer bag when traveling. Geek out with their gadget list, and stay tuned for more great ministry-tech ideas including Bible costumes, a meeting fable and QR code treasure hunts.

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The discussion:

inTheBag145x125Pack Your Bag – Don’t get caught without the things you need when you are away from home and office. Martin and Sallie share the contents of their computer bags with the hope that their lists can serve as a checklist for future packing efforts.

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Sallie’s bag:

News in tech:

Google under fire for YouTube Kids app

WELS now:

Something to tweet about! The WELSTech Conference Early Bird registration price of $199 has been extended to April 15!

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Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Bible costume ideas on Pinterest

Featured videos:

This week we link to the Martin Luther College Concerts 2014-2015 Livestream archive for the College Choir Homecoming Concert 2015

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 388 – Martin and Sallie wrap up the discussion of Matt Perman’s What’s Best Next. Watch and participate on 04/14/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net.

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