Tag Archive for: calendar

241 – Summer Software Showcase: Google Calendar

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we take an in-depth look at all the ways Google calendar can make life easier.

The discussion:

Calendaring – Continuing the 2012 Summer Software Showcase series, Martin and Sallie discuss the free Google Calendar tool and it’s many church, school and personal uses.

Ministry Uses

  1. Church and school event management and communication – web embed & print
  2. Meeting scheduling
  3. Resource scheduling
  4. Specialty calendaring
  5. Mobile access

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 242 – Next up in the WELSTech Summer Software Showcase is Schoology for online learning, classroom management and social networking. (Release date – 06/27/12)

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(27:37) FinalWeb training – This summer we’re offering online training on web site creation and maintenance using the FinalWeb system.   And, for the first time, we’ll be using Google Hangouts.  Hurry, registration closes July 24th!!

Community feedback:

The featured artist:

(42:18)  This week we close the podcast with the music of Koine (www.koinemusic.com | Facebook) – Built on the Rock 

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202 – Sign Me Up

This week the WELSTech Podcast discussion topic is centered around calendar utilities.

The discussion:

Calendar solutions – The heartbeat of the church and school office is the event calendar. Listen as Martin and Sallie share utilities to make working with your calendar and scheduling appointments, events, volunteers and resources a breeze.

News in tech:

  • (16:00) Netflix splits and forms Qwikster for DVDs by mail

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

  • (30:00) Listener Shanna White shared an idea for WELS online forums which we passed along to WELS Communications.  Currently available are
  • Via the #WELSTech hashtag on Twitter, we heard from teacher Jason Schmidt (@jasonschmidt123) –
  • Blogger Steve Brown from Worship Ideas You Can Use and member of Messiah in South Windsor, CT shared his favorite guitar chord web sites –
  • Pastor Phil Huebner from Christ the King in Palm Coast, FL gave us a tech update on their church and school
  • Read about the “Twitter Connection” in a Mexican congregation in a recent Lutherans in Mexico blog post
  • Jason Petoskey is making good use of his WELSTech Flip Mino HD video camera he won in Episode 200!

Coming up on WELSTech:

(40:59) Episode 203 – It’s our first tech-in-education podcast in the new school year! We welcome back Gail Potratz to the conversation as well as chat with teacher Kurt Gosdeck regarding the 1-to-1 computer implementation in his classroom. (Release date – 09/28/11)

The featured artist:

(42:01) We close the podcast with the music of Cross to Glory – I Have Ev’ry Reason from their CD titled “Life’s Song”

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178 – April Showers: Webmaster Resources

This week on the WELSTech Podcast the “April Showers” series kick-off focuses on all aspects of web site creation.

WELSTech Webmaster Shower

The discussion:

Raining Resources for your Web Site – Across the 3.5 years of WELSTech archives you will find discussion of a plethora of webmaster tools.  Today Martin and Sallie share all you need to set up and maintain your church or school web site in one (long) list!  Enjoy the rain!!

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(48:22) FinalWeb Training in New Ulm, MN and Milwaukee, WI

  • FinalWeb for Teachers in New Ulm on June 27 and Milwaukee on August 1 – bit.ly/fw4teachers
  • FinalWeb for Dummies in New Ulm June 28-30 and Milwaukee August 2-4 – bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

  • (49:10) On the LinkedIn In the WELS group discussion boards, the topic of video production was raised.   WELS video designers include
  • The WELSTech listserve had lots of chatter related to the legalities of using member and student photos on congregation and school web sites.  Check out the archived conversation on the WELSTech Wiki.  Thanks to Mike Plocher, Director of Technology, from St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm, MN for sharing their Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act document.
  • Following up on our Office 2010 podcast, Martin is researching further Microsoft pricing for the Office Suite.  Watch for updates at ShopWELS.net.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(55:30) Episode 179 – Get ready for an “April Shower” of Bible teaching resources.  (Release date – 04/13/11)

The featured artist:

(56:50) We close the podcast with the music of Dawn Michelle Williams (www.dawnmichellewilliams.com | TwitterFacebookMy Space) – Beautiful Savior from her CD titled ”Inspirations”

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077 – BWTG: Google Calendar

Learn how to create, share and embed a Google calendar on this mini WELSTech podcast.

The discussion:

Bonus WELSTech GoodnessGoogle Calendar – Martin and Sallie kick off Bonus WELSTech Goodness (or BWTG for short), a mid-week, mini podcast series and companion wiki pages covering simple steps to put today’s technology to work in the congregation and school setting.  The inaugural BWTG topic is Google Calendar, which is useful for church and school staff collaboration and display on your web site.

  • Google Calendar on the WELSTech wiki – Get instructions and view video tutorials

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Episode 001 – Jan 9 2008

In this inagural episode of the WELSTech Podcast Martin and Sallie discuss “why a podcast”? They also interview the co-founder of FinalWeb, the synod’s web-hosting partner.

The discussion:

  • Why WELSTech? Martin and Sallie discuss the thinking behind putting on a weekly show about technology and ministry.

The interview:

FinalWeb

  • Martin and Sallie talk with Brian Shaffer of web hosting vendor, FinalWeb
  • Learn more about the FinalWeb solution – www.wels.net/jump/webhosting
  • Visit the WELS Web Hosting Community – www.wels.net/jump/wnuwebhosting

The tidbits:

  • This week’s picks
  • WELS.net feature – Forward in Christ magazine online archive – www.wels.net/jump/ficarchive
  • Upcoming Shepherd’s Staff training – www.wels.net/jump/mam

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