Entries by Sallie Draper

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 […]

Episode 020 – May 21 2008

This week Martin and Sallie share some basic how-to information for getting started in the world of web video streaming. Also you’ll hear about one teacher’s adventure in the world of music technology. The discussion: Web Streaming – The high point of streaming video services for WELS is graduation season. So what better time of […]

Episode 019 – May 14 2008

This week the discussion topic and interview center around the fairly recent availability and use of video conferencing tools to further ministry efforts. The discussion: Video Conferencing (4:15) – Martin and Sallie explore video conferencing, an emerging and flatening technology which allows congregations, schools and missionaries to connect across sometimes great distances for real-time, virtual […]

Episode 018 – May 7 2008

This week Martin and Sallie reveal the results of the inaugural WELSTech listener contest. Our listeners shared some great free software tools, and we give a mini-tour of several of the titles submitted. Listen to hear if you are the winner of a 1 GB thumb drive. The discussion: Top Free Software Tools Listener Contest […]

Episode 017 – Apr 30 2008

This week Martin and Sallie are joined by guest host Gail Potratz, a WELS teacher from New London, WI. We’ll explore classroom podcasting ideas which allow students to share their faith with a global audience. We also wrap up our interview with Gonzalo Delgadillo on the exciting Internet outreach in which he is involved. The […]

Episode 016 – Apr 23 2008

Joining Martin and Sallie on the show this week is Jeremy Bakken from the Youth Discipleship office.  The show focus is Internet evangelism, with lots of resources and ideas to assist the electronic outreach efforts of your congregation or school. The discussion: Internet Evangelism Day – April 27th has been designated Internet Evangelism Day.  Today we explore Internet evangelism […]

Episode 015 – Apr 16 2008

This week Martin and Sallie share information on free Linux-based operating systems and software solutions which may be used in school computer labs. The interview: “Thin” computing – Martin and Sallie spent some time with Mike Plocher, Technology Director of St. Paul’s Lutheran School, New Ulm, MN discussing the pros and cons of a Linux-based […]

Episode 014 – Apr 9 2008

This week Martin and Sallie explore all avenues of search including specialized Internet searches, search engine optimization, and turning your Internet searches into dollars for your church or school. The discussion: Search – We’ve dedicated this show to all things search. Listen as Martin and Sallie share tips on taking your search capabilities to the […]