399 – WELSTech Then And Now

It was 399 episodes ago that WELSTech began its podcasting journey. We’ve seen some significant technology changes along the way. Today Martin and Sallie take a walk down technology lane to explore those changes and note some of the things that really haven’t changed. They also say RIP for old friends like Google Reader and Picnik.

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Retro WELSTechRetro podcasting – In anticipation of the milestone 400th episode of WELSTech, Martin and Sallie roll back time to the beginning of WELSTech in January 2008 and review the transformation of tech-in-ministry over our 7.5 years of podcasting.

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Keeping the WELSTech retro theme, we circle back to our featured artist from episode 001, WELS Musician Mike Westendorf. Check out his “Songs We Carry” Behind the Album video on the WELSTech Music YouTube playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 400! – Live from WELSTech Conference 2015, Martin and Sallie celebrate the milestone episode on a special day – Friday, July 10 @ 4 pm Centralwelstechlive.wels.net

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398 – Hootsuite

Martin flies solo but brings with him one of his favorite social networking tools – Hootsuite. If you have anything to do with your organizations social media activities, you might find this tool invaluable! And wouldn’t you know, in Sallie’s absence, there is more than just a little Community Feedback Martin struggles through…even a Pinterest post.

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Make your social network manageable – You know that your organizations social network activities you be better. If only you had more time, a better strategy, or compelling content. This “monologue” provides excellent tips for content and network usage, as well as a walkthrough of Hootsuite — one of the best ways to schedule your social media posts, plus much more.

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New this week on the WELSTech Product Demos YouTube playlist is Ben Hommerding’s recent Review of the Chromebook Pixel. One WELSTech Conference attendee will walk away with one of these!

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 399 – Take a walk down WELSTech Lane with Martin and Sallie as we look back at at retro shows and look ahead to the big 400. Watch and participate on 06/30/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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397 – Documentation Fun

This week’s WELSTech focus is documentation, and Martin and Sallie demonstrate the ease of screen capture and video editing using TechSmith’s Snagit and Camtasia software. Martin shares a timely tip on keeping your passwords doubly secure, plus resources covering image sizing for social media and considerations for use of stock photography are highlighted.

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techsmithDon’t reinvent the wheel – Documentation of church and school technical processes can increase quality and consistency of repeated tasks. Martin and Sallie share thoughts on processes which could benefit from documentation and tools for creating annotated images or videos to enhance documentation.

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This week we’ve added another video to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist – What can Snagit 12.0 do? Features Overview

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 398 – It’s Martin’s turn to be a solo act, and he plans to share tips for managing social media with Hootsuite. Watch and participate on 06/23/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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396 – Anything Goes

On this week’s WELSTech Sallie broadcast solo and shares some interesting tech recommendations from her Facebook friends.

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Note Pad and PenLatest and Greatest – Sallie’s on her own today as Martin vacations. But no worries as her Facebook friends pitch in to share their latest and greatest tech. From Pastor Kurt Hagen’s unfailing pen and paper technology to brand new Bible and education tools, there’s something for everyone.

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Episode 397 – Martin is back and we’ll talk about documentation fun using TechSmith products. Watch and participate on 06/16/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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The newest WELSTech Product Demo video is courtesy of Pastor Rob Guenther – Introducing the Lily Camera

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395 – School’s Out

This week we’re Martin-less on WELSTech, but no worries as Jason Schmidt co-hosts with Sallie and brings his excellent edtech experience to the show. The discussion covers great web sites for Art, Typing, Research and Internet Safety plus Digital Citizenship. Jason shares a 3d printer deal for schools, and we have an awesome school promotional video to spark video promo ideas for others!

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WELSTech Goes To SchoolSeries End – Jason Schmidt, WELSTech’s sunny semi-regular edtech guest host, joins Sallie to finish up the education resource sharing series, WELSTech Goes To School. Visit the resource page for loads of great links covering …

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Episode 396 – Martin’s away and Sallie’s getting creative. Who knows what could happen?!? Watch and participate on 06/09/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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This week we’re “happy” to add a new video to the WELSTech Promo Playlist. It’s a fun look inside St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm, MN

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