429 – Free eBooks For Everyone!

This week’s WELSTech features an expansive list of resources from the WELSTech Community, including a fair number of free eBooks to read at your leisure. Martin proves to be a verb rebel, we give a special shout out to a talented WELS Photo Challenge contributor, and WELS launches a new teen devotion.

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The discussion:

Free eBooksFree eBooks and so much more – WELTech’s mailbag and social channels are bursting at the seams with all kinds of tools and utilities and eBooks to read! Martin and Sallie are sure to share something of interest for everyone.

News in tech:

iOS 9.3 – What features are in the new iPhone and iPad update

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Alive in Christ Music

Featured video:

New to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo is a Community Feedback pick by Gail Potratz, Wanna Work Together?, a 3 minute overview on copyright and Creative Commons from the CC About the Licenses page.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 430 – Jason Schmidt is back with his brand of edtech sunshine! Release date: Wednesday, February 3

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428 – Learning To Teach With Tech

WELSTech broadcasts from Martin Luther College this week as we get the inside scoop on the new teaching with tech curriculum from two professors leading the charge.  You won’t want to miss the abundance of great picks which are shared, and the podcast wraps up with uplifting worship video from MLC’s Evangelism Day.

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The interview:

JandJ428 145x125Teaching with tech – Professors James Carlovsky and Dr. Jim Grunwald join WELSTech and share how students at Martin Luther College are using Google Apps, iPads and many web-based tools to explore ways technology can modify and redefine learning today and preparing to make use of future-tools, yet to be imagined, in their ministries of tomorrow.

WELS now:

Interactive Faith – Who Is Your God?

Picks of the week:

Featured videos:

This week we share the archived Evangelism Day service from Martin Luther College

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 429 – Tune in for “anything-goes,” as Martin and Sallie share loads of great community feedback. Release date: Wednesday, January 27

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427 – With All Your Heart: Ch 5

Tune in to WELSTech this week for chapter five of WELSTech’s very own project management book for faith-based organizations, With All Your Heart. The focus is scheduling and the chapter includes an interview with some calendaring gurus from Kettle Moraine Luther High School. The show also includes a look at a new, multi-angle video camera and tips for starting great Bible-reading habits.

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The discussion and interview:

time 371226 145x125Scheduling – Martin and Sallie are back with a {timely} discussion of chapter five of With All Your Heart, the WELSTech DIY book on project management for churches, Christian schools and other faith-based organizations. Taking a cue from Nehemiah, we share ideas to survey a project for all tasks, map dependencies and meet project milestones. The chapter includes an interview with some uber Google Calendar users from Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School in Jackson, WI, Joshua Schoeneck, Erin Laabs and Melanie Schoeneck.

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News in tech:

WELS now:

WELSTech Photo Challenge for January 2016

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

7 Days to Your New Bible Habit

Featured video:

New to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist on YouTube is this overview of the FollowUpThen e-mail reminder service.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 428 – On location at MLC … Martin and Sallie talk with Dr. Jim Grunwald and Prof. James Carlovsky about MLC’s “Teaching with Tech” training. Release date: Thursday, January 21 (A day late, but worth the wait!)

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426 – A Virtual 2016

Welcome back to WELSTech 2016 – the 9th year! Today’s show features a discussion of virtual reality, a fun new free photo app, ad blocker options for iOS and a group of social ways to study God’s Word.

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The discussion:

18013664463_af890882b4_k 145x125VR in ministry – With eight years of podcasting behind them, Martin and Sallie kick off year nine of WELSTech with a discussion of affordable virtual reality using smart phones and Google Cardboard and how it might intersect with ministry.

WELS now:

If you’re in the Milwaukee area on Saturday, January 9, stop in for a tech-in-ministry Intersections breakfast with fellow WELSTech-ers, including Martin, at Divine Peace at 3203 South 7th St. Fellowship begins at 8:30 am with discuss from 9 to 10:30 am. Learn more and RSVP via the Intersections Facebook group.

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Start 2016 with one of the great social opportunities to study God’s Word online:

Featured video:

Check out Google’s big jump into virtual reality from The Verge on WELSTech’s Product Demo YouTube Playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 427 – Next week Martin and Sallie share tips to keep your project on time as they discuss chapter 5 of their project management book, With All Your Heart. Release date: Wednesday, January 13

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