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370 – Badges

Turn it up for a WELSTech welcome to the new church year! The edtech discussion focus is implementation of badges plus there’s lots more tech-in-ministry ideas including an Advent Bible reading plan, helpful Google Chrome extensions, ideas for sharing event calendar invitations and lots of opportunities to enjoy Christmas concerts.

The discussion:

Credly-WELSTech-blank145x125Implementing Badges – Gail Potratz, Tech Coordinator at Emanuel in New London, WI and one of WELSTech’s semi-regular classroom technology correspondents, chats with Martin and Sallie about her new program using badges in middle grades Language Arts.

Ministry resources:

News in tech:

Tips & picks of the week:

WELS insider:

Streaming Christmas Concerts:

Need to know:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 371 – Martin and Sallie return to the current book discussion, What’s Best Next by Matt Perman, a discussion where productivity meets stewardship. (Broadcast date – 12/09/14)

Featured videos:

Keeping the Christmas concert theme going, this week we feature a new entry on the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  – Koine: Christmas is Forgiving

 

Get involved:

330 – Earn Your Badge

This week the WELSTech web site is all new, after a major upgrade and relocation, and the WELSTech goodness abounds. Guest host Gail Potratz, along with Tyler Shadick, bring us up to speed on the emerging trend of digital badges for assessment in education. We even dole out a few of the first-ever WELSTech badges. FinalWeb training registration is unveiled, plus much more.

The interview and discussion:

Tyler_Shadick145x125Endorse, Honor and Certify! – Badges in education are changing the way teachers assess and motivating students to achieve. Gail Potratz, WELSTech’s semi-regular classroom technology correspondent from Emanuel in New London, WI and Tyler Shadick, Online Learning Systems Analyst from Concordia University, Wisconsin, talk with Martin and Sallie about the reasons to consider badges as part of your assessment strategy and the tools to help you get started.

Credly-WELSTech-blank145x125Check out the new WELSTech Badges

Tech tips:

  • Zooming in on Windows 8 using Magnifier – Windows Key plus + or – and Windows Kew Esc to close
  • Start early if you are Hanging Out on a schedule
  • Close All Tabs Chrome extension

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

Registration is officially open for summer FinalWeb training with Martin and Sallie at the Center for Mission and Ministry. Learn more and sign up at bit.ly/fwtraininginfo.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 331 – Martin flies solo and shares secrets for building web apps. (Broadcast date – 03/04/14)

Music download:

This week only, download a free music single from WELS musician and staff minister Benhur Khamrang (Reverbnation) – Brothers, Sisters, Let Us Gladly

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