412 – Google Classroom

School is back in session, and that means the monthly WELSTech focus on educational technology is back also! Gail Potratz joins the conversation to share an overview of Google’s learning management system, Classroom. Young engineers are in the news, and Martin shares a sunny way to manage your schedule.

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The interview and discussion:

Google Classroom Logo145x125Learning Google-style – Martin and Sallie welcome Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI back to the semi-regular classroom technology correspondent share for a new season of edtech knowledge sharing. This month the topic is Google Classroom as Gail walks through creating classes and sharing assignments, even using some of her favorite Google extensions, Doctopus and Goobric.

News in tech:

Congrats to the Shoreland Lutheran High School Engineering Team for winning the GE Design & Build Challenge at the Milwaukee Maker Faire!

WELS now:

Announcing the WELSTech Photo Challenge October categories … Reformation & Fall.

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Brainscape flashcards

Featured video:

This week we’ve added a video from the WELS Hymnal Committee to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo. Enjoy a special setting of In Christ Alone, one of the 50 favorite hymns identified in their recent survey. Learn more.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 413 – Martin and Sallie welcome Missionary Mike Hartman to WELSTech as he shares an update on the tech enhanced work happening in Latin American Missions. Join us Tuesday, October 6 at 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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411 – Worship Tech

This week on WELSTech we talk about a creative way to involve members in your ministry efforts, share some security tips for your social media accounts and even throw in some cool (and educational) websites for kids.

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The interview & discussion:

core145x125Creative team – Tom Plamann, Technology & Creative Arts Coordinator at The CORE in Appleton, WI, joins Martin and Sallie with a look behind the scenes at the planning, creativity and cutting edge technology (minus a fear of failure) which goes into each worship service.

News in tech:

iOS 9 available for iPhone and iPad

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Websites for Kids – A list of great kids sites including …

Featured video:

This week we’ve added not one, but two, projection mapping introductory videos to the WELSTech Product Demos YouTube Playlist – 3D Projection Mapping and Projection Mapping: The Future is Here. Learn more at Projection Mapping Central.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 412 – Martin and Sallie welcome back Gail Potratz to the semi-regular classroom correspondent chair to talk “making” with tech in the classroom.  Join us Tuesday, September 29 at 4 pm Central. welstechlive.wels.net

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410 – What You Can Do With A Pixel

This week WELSTech heads north to Wisconsin Rapids, WI to talk with Allan Bundt about his many uses for the Chromebook Pixel. Plus the show is jam-packed with news and feedback from WELSTech listeners. We tie it all up with a challenge from St. Paul’s in New Ulm, MN to “Do Something.”

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Good Shepherd Wisconsin Rapids Video CrewPixelated – Layman Allan Bundt wears many hats at Good Shepherd in Wisconsin Rapids, WI including webmaster, audio/video technician and techy organist and pianist. He’s also a WELSTech Conference presenter who was blessed to walk away with the “grand prize” Chromebook Pixel giveaway. Allan joins Martin and Sallie to talk about his use of the Pixel and his multi-ministry-tech experience.

Picks of the week:

News in tech:

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Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

New at FreeBibleImages.org are early childhood friendly Bible story images of the stories of Zacchaeus and Daniel in the lions’ den.

Featured video:

Enjoy Do Something a new YouTube Promo playlist addition from St. Paul’s in New Ulm, MN.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 411 – The topic of the day will be worship technology as Tom Plamann from The CORE in Appleton, WI joins Martin and Sallie.  Join us Tuesday, September 22 at 4 pm Central. welstechlive.wels.net

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409 – With All Your Heart: Ch 1

Things get back to normal on this week’s WELSTech with the return of several favorite show segments including WELS now and ministry resources. Plus Martin and Sallie kick off this season’s book discussion, a project they’ll pen themselves on the topic of project management, and Pastor Steve Daley joins the conversation.

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The interview & discussion:

Pastor Steve DaleyRead along – Martin and Sallie kick off a new season of book discussion by revealing chapter one of the book they’ll be writing over the next 8 months, With All Your Heart: Project Management for Churches, Christian Schools & Other Faith-Based Organizations. Pastor Steve Daley from St. Paul in South Haven, MI shares his thoughts on project management challenges and areas he’d like to improve upon.

News in tech:

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 410 – We’ll welcome Allan Bundt from Good Shepherd in Wisconsin Rapids to review the Chromebook Pixel he won at WELSTech Conference 2015.  Join us Tuesday, September 15 at 4 pm Central. welstechlive.wels.net

Featured videos:

This week’s video selection could help a project team learn to work together. Check out Build a tower, build a team (and related web site) on the WELSTech Instructional playlist on YouTube

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408 – Your Mission: Find That Photo!

WELSTech has reached summer’s end and the the end of the Imagine That series. This week’s final series discussion covers best practices for organizing and storing your images. Listen for picks and community feedback plus a quick survey on project management in your church and school.

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Imagine ThatDon’t Lose Your Photos – This episode marks the last installment of the Imagine That summer series as Martin and Sallie share their personal practices for image storage and organization as well as lots of tools to help you get the important job done.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 409 – A new season of WELSTech gets underway, and Martin and Sallie introduce the new WELSTech book selection, “Project Management For Churches and Schools” by … Martin and Sallie! Help shape the book contents by completing the WELSTech Project Management survey, and tune in for what promises to be an interesting season of writing and reading!  Join us Tuesday, September 8 at 4 pm Central. welstechlive.wels.net

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