Entries by Sallie Draper

Episode 030 – Jul 30 2008

Our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, Gail Potratz, is back with Martin and Sallie to continue the discussion of Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.  This week we focus on wiki and blog tools for education enhancement. The discussion: Wikis and Blogs in the Classroom – Gail Potratz, Technology Coordinator at Emanual in New London, WI, joins […]

Episode 029 – Jul 23 2008

This week Martin and Sallie focus on technology to assist those with special needs, including making your web site ADA compliant and an interview with Pastor Carl Ziemer from WELS Commission on Special Ministries. The discussion: Making Your Web Site ADA Compatible – Looking at the guidelines put forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Martin […]

Episode 028 – Jul 16 2008

Following up on WELSTech Episode 027, Martin and Sallie discuss systems for implementing Getting Things Done(GTD) productivity principles and wrap up their interview with Prof. David Sellnow on the hybrid classroom. The discussion: Time Management Systems – Martin and Sallie continue their discussion of the productivity principles outlined in David Allen’s Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (listen to Part 1) and explore […]

Episode 027 – Jul 9 2008

This week Martin and Sallie discuss the Getting Things Done organization system for improving personal productivity.  They also interview Prof. David Sellnow about blending traditional and online education. The discussion: Time Management and Productivity – In this technology rich age, we are daily bombarded from all directions with things to do.  Listen as Martin and Sallie share the popular productivity principles […]

Episode 026 – Jul 2 2008

At the one-half year of podcasting milestone, Martin and Sallie share solutions for mass e-mail and interview Lakeside LHS teacher Ted Klug about protecting and educating students on the blessings and dangers of social networking. The discussion: Mass E-mail – Martin and Sallie discuss considerations and resources for communicating electronically with congregation or school families using mass e-mail, thus reducing cost […]

Episode 025 – Jun 25 2008

This week guest host Gail Potratz joins Martin and Sallie to discuss project-based learning in the Web 2.0 world. The interview segment focuses on the student-management software tool, PowerSchool. The discussion: Web 2.0 in the Classroom – As we welcome back guest host Gail Potratz, Technology Coordinator and Teacher at Emanuel in New London, WI, we focus our discussion […]

Episode 024 – Jun 18 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie review several tools for web-based information collection. Then they shift gears and talk with Jeffrey Clark about creating and using computer-generated midi music for worship. The discussion: Information Collection – At the request of a listener, Martin and Sallie discuss web-based information gathering tools. Learn about the types […]

Episode 023 – Jun 11 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie share information on two Web 2.0 publishing tools – blogs and the Facebook social network.  Learn how you can use these tools to further your ministry efforts. The discussion: Blogs in the Ministry – The use of blogs or personal journal web software has bridged the publishing gap for millions of […]

Episode 022 – Jun 4 2008

This week Martin and Sallie discuss the importance of web site statistics and how they can be used to make your site a more effective communication tool. We also hear about the recent redesign of the ShopWELS web site from program administrator Mark Robinson. The discussion: Google Analytics – How effective is your church or […]

Episode 021 – May 28 2008

This week Martin and Sallie welcome back our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, Gail Potratz, and we focus our discussion on the changing classroom environment as teachers adjust to accommodate today’s digital learners. The discussion: Digital Learners (01:55) – Listen as Gail, Martin and Sallie discuss the challenges of teaching a generation of students whose brains are wired differently due to […]