684 – Tech-Enhanced Ministry: PKM

July kicks off with a continuation of the WELSTech summer series, Tech-Enhanced Ministry. In this episode we concentrate on Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Plus, there’s lots to recap from last week’s WELS Education Conference including a slick conference app, digital citizenship resources for faculty, parents, and students, and a Ditch That Textbook inspired digital escape room. Martin even throws in some vocab and emojis to keep things interesting!

The discussion

Cruft-free zone – Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is the latest topic in the WELSTech summer series, Tech-Enhanced Ministry. Martin and Sallie discuss our “second brain,” tech tools which assist in capturing our knowledge, and the consistency and intentionality that goes into doing it well.

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The Tech-Enhanced Ministry series continues with a discussion of personal learning networks.

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683 – Tech-Enhanced Ministry: Data Management

The WELSTech summer series Tech-Enhanced Ministry continues this week with a discussion of data management for the church and school office. Google drive rolls out keyboard shortcuts, Martin’s watching YouTube ad-free, and you can learn how to build a digital escape room. Sounds like a fun summer!

The discussion

Data management – Martin and Sallie continue the WELSTech summer series Tech-Enhanced Ministry with a discussion of the data managed in a church and school office and how best to handle privacy, security, organization, collaboration, and searchability.

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682 – Tech-Enhanced Ministry: Project Management

Summer has arrived on WELSTech as we begin a new series titled Tech-Enhanced Ministry. This week we talk all angles of project management including portfolios, cloud tools, and frameworks. Martin has a shortcut pick, and we field questions regarding the new Christian Worship hymnal.

The discussion

Project management – Martin and Sallie kick off the WELSTech summer series Tech-Enhanced Ministry with the why and how of project management in church and school.

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681 – Multi-Age Teaching

You’re in for a treat – a WELSTech like no other! Martin and Sallie are joined by Jason Schmidt for a mashup discussion of open learning, project management, WiFi access, and summer enrichment. And, for the first time, we close the show with an interview of Dr. Cindy Whaley, icing on the cake of our season-long look at the WELS Education Conference 2022 lineup.

The discussion

Jason Schmidt joins Martin and Sallie to wrap up our school year series of edtech podcasts. (We missed you, Rachel Feld! Safe travels!!)

Ministry Resource

OpenLearning@MLC free virtual conference under the theme Ministering in an Age of Diversity

  • June 14-15 + recordings for a limited time
  • Register now
  • Clock hours available

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The icing on the cake – Dr. Cindy Whaley from Martin Luther College joins the conversation to share details from her upcoming presentation at the WELS Education Conference. Her topic is Multi-age Teaching and Learning: What it is, how it is different, and why it matters!. The conference will take place June 20-22, 2022, at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, WI.

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We kick off WELSTech’s summer focus – Enhancing Ministry with Technology

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680 – Screens & Video Games

Spring has finally arrived on WELSTech, and with that comes graduation season. We are excited to hear from two soon to be assigned seminary seniors about their tech in ministry research projects. We also have outreach ideas, technology curriculum, event updates, security hardware, and library software recommendations to share.

The discussion

Seminary Senior Theses – Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Seniors Eric Zabell and David Ticks join Martin and Sallie to discuss their tech-in-ministry related senior thesis topics.

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12 Great Church Outreach Ideas for Summer from Outreach.com

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679 – Prison Ministry Tech

Tune in to this week’s WELSTech for an update on the work of WELS Special Ministries including new technology advances for reaching out to those in prison and the need for volunteers to assist with the effort. Martin is upping his keyboard ante with a gamer model that isn’t very quiet. Details on the upcoming Women’s Ministry conference as well as a helpful new Google Calendar feature are also in the mix.

The discussion

Pastor James Behringer, Administrator for WELS Special Ministries, shares updates on prison ministry technology plus other news from the many avenues of Special Ministries with Martin and Sallie.

Ministry Resource

WELS Women’s Ministry Conference

  • Won to be One – Ephesians
  • July21-23, 2022
  • Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, WI

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678 – Web Excellence

We’re talking web sites on this week’s WELSTech, and we’re joined by WELS Web Developer, Tim Sinclair. This episode also includes information security guidelines for congregations, book recommendations, and a recap of the recent XR Festival sponsored by Christ in Media. Geeks will be especially excited by Martin’s incremental backup pick!

The discussion

Congregation Web Development – Tim Sinclair, WELS Web Developer, talks with Martin and Sallie about best practices and resources for congregation web development.

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WELS General Information Security Guidelines

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Sallie shares highlights from the Christ in Media XR Festival, held recently at Bethany Lutheran College

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Pastor James Behringer, Administrator for WELS Special Ministries, shares updates on prison ministry tech

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677 – On a Desert Island with Rachel & Jason

Not quite a three-hour tour, but Rachel Feld and Jason Schmidt have us thinking of desert islands on today’s WELSTech. Rachel shares details on her upcoming WELS Education Conference presentation, plus there’s a fair share of Google goodness, tools for mass communication, and a real book, complete with that new book smell. Join the conversation!

The discussion

Higher Order Thinking – Rachel Feld and Jason Schmidt join Martin and Sallie to preview this summer’s WELS Education Conference. Rachel shares details of what participants can expect in the session she’s presenting – Using Technology to Spark Creativity and Higher Order Thinking Skills. The conference will take place June 20-22, 2022 at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, WI.

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Let’s Go evangelism video Bible study

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Web excellence with Tim Sinclair.

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676 – Spotlight on LWMS

On this week’s WELSTech we talk with Beth Taticek from Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS) about the tech that makes LWMS tick. Sallie’s under the weather so Martin flies solo and shares his pick of the week as well as events, resources, and community recommendations and questions.

The discussion

LWMS – Martin and Sallie welcome Beth Taticek, Administrator of Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society (LWMS), to WELSTech. Beth’s career with LWMS spans 25+ years. During that time, she’s had a front row seat to the technology revolution and its impact on LWMS administration and communication. This includes the introduction and recent update of the LWMS website, lwms.org.

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675 – Staying Productive: At Home & Office

WELSTech headlines with a discussion of tools to keep you productive, wherever you are. Also in this episode, learn about a great blog to follow for ministry tech topics, organizing passwords, taking smart notes, and live streaming devices.

The discussion

Top productivity tools – Martin and Sallie each share the 5 tools that keep them on top of their productivity game.

Ministry resource

Church Leaders blog > Ministry Tech

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