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066 – The Five D’s and W’s

This week the WELSTech podcast goes global as Martin and Sallie discuss internet evangelism and chat with Dr. John Lawrenz from Asia Lutheran Seminary.

The discussion:

The interview:

  • Dr. John LawrenzReaching out to billions (24:34) – Spanning the globe to bring you the latest news on technology in ministry, Martin and Sallie talk with Dr. John Lawrenz about the work being done in Hong Kong through Asia Lutheran Seminary and how technology is a blessing to their efforts. Listen also for details on their newest project, the Translation Working Group.

The tidbits:

  • New technology showcase (47:55)
  • Picks of the week (52:35)
  • WELSTech Desert Island Picks ContestContest – Top 5 Desert Island Software Picks
    • Send us the five software titles you wouldn’t want to live without – free or fee, desktop or Web 2.0, anything goes
    • Get us your list via your favorite WELSTech communication channel – e-mail us, leave us a voice mail (414-375-2334), send us a message on facebook or twitter – just get us your top 5 picks!
    • One random entry will receive a $25 gift certificate to the WELSTech store (cafepress.com/welstech)
    • Deadline for entry is Sunday April 26, 2009 @ 11:59 p.m.
    • Listen to WELSTech Episode 069 on April 29th to find out if you are the winner and to experience a virtual desert island of software picks
  • Community feedback (1:00:09)
    • Jason Schmidt from Gethsemane in Omaha, NE shared a link to embedit.in which generates embed code for any type of content you want to post on your web site
    • Alyssa Dunning from WELS Web Services shared a link to VisualCV.com where you can create a free online resume
    • Ryan Rosenthal from Faith in Fond du Lac, WI came through with a response to Sallie’s last Pick of the Week – NCShtDwn will shut down computers at whatever time you set
    • The #WELSTech Twitter conversation this week included
    • John Shoosmith from Redeemer in Yakima, WA offered to encode closed caption videos in Microsoft Silverlight for WELS congregations, free of change.  Contact John through the e-mail options on the Redeemer web site for details.
  • Coming up on WELSTech (1:11:21)
    • Episode 067 – We’ll return to Clay Shirky’s book Here Comes Everybody and discuss chapter 5, “Personal Motivation Meets Collaborative Production”.  Also we’ll share part one of our conversation with WELS musicianary Mike Westendorf.

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the WELSTech debut of artist Stephen Bautista (www.stephenbautistamusic.com) – The Man Who Drove The Nail from his CD titled Abandon (1:13:10)

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Episode 038 – Sep 24 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie are joined by Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, and we discuss digital devices in the classroom and kick off a new WELSTech contest.

The discussion:

  • Digital devices in the classroom – Are computer labs necessary in today’s schools?  Martin, Sallie and Gail share ideas for integrating digital devices into the classroom learning process.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • We close with the music WELS artist Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com) – Prelude to Praise from his CD titled Run Boy Run (45:27)

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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:

  • WELSTech ContestTop Free Software Tools Listener Contest – Martin and Sallie explore ten of the user software submissions (6:40) and pick a winner in the listener contest (43:45). Listen to see if you are the winner and contact us at welstech@wels.net to claim your prize!

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of contemporary WELS band Koine (www.koinemusic.com) – Now Rest Beneath Night’s Shadow from their Koine II CD (58:53)

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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:

The interview:

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com) – Cling from his Run Boy Run CD

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Episode 013 – Apr 2 2008

This week Martin and Sallie discuss tools for producing Flash video for the web and interview Missionary Rob Siirila about the use of video conferencing for distance learning. There’s also an exciting announcement about a new WELSTech listener contest.

The discussion:

The interview:

  • Missionary SiirilaVideo conferencing – Martin and Sallie had the opportunity to virtually circumvent the globe and talk with Missionary Rob Siirila about the exciting distance learning work being done via Internet video conferencing at Asia Lutheran Seminary in Hong Kong.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • In His Service, a trumpet and piano duet of WELS performers Dr. Patricia Backhaus and Valerie Floeter, perform Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow from their fourth CD In Our Hearts – www.adagioconcepts.com

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