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489 – Showered With Community Feedback

This week WELSTech hosts Martin and Sallie take time out from wedding showers to share some great community feedback. There’s lots to learn – from Google news to electronic giving to several sites for learning math. Apple’s latest announcement may have you seeing red, MLC invites you to tour Luther land, and Sallie shares a video gold mine.

The discussion:

Community chatter – This week Martin and Sallie share the latest news and discussions on the WELSTech social scene.

News in tech:

Apple’s iPad upgrades makes it cheaper and faster that the iPad Air 2

WELS now:

Celebrate Reformation 500 with Martin Luther College – Consider a 2018 Tour of Luther Lands

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

WELS Video On Vimeo

Featured video:

From the Google Plus Office 365 Schools discussion, we learn more about FluidMath, Tablet and Interactive Whiteboard Math Software, a new addition to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 490 – Jason Schmidt joins Sallie for what promises to be a lively edtech discussion. Release date: Wednesday, March 29.

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121 – Digital Easter Goodies

This week the WELSTech podcast focuses on ministry resources for Lent and Easter including Pastor Guy Marquardt’s Interactive Passion History site.

The discussion:

Lent and Easter Ministry Resources – Images, video, sample service folders and Bible reading plans are shared on this special seasonal episode of WELSTech.  Martin and Sallie have done their homework and have lots of digital gems to assist in your Holy Week preparations.

  • WELS.net images on flickr for Lent and Easter
  • FinalWeb topbar images
  • Video resources
  • PowerPoint backgrounds
    • Point of Power
    • ImageVine
  • Road to Emmaus at NPH – Discussion Guide on Connect
  • Service Folder examples on Connect
    • Palm Sunday
    • Maundy Thursday
    • Good Friday
    • Easter + more
  • Lenten Bible Reading Plan

The interview:

Pastor Guy Marquardt(11:40) Witness the Passion History – Pastor Guy Marquardt from Christ in Lodi, CA talks with Martin and Sallie about his Interactive Passion History web site.  Modeled after the popular “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, site visitors learn about the last 24 hours of Christ’s life from the perspective of a servant in Pilate’s household.

Picks of the week:

  • (26:24) Web Resizer – Optimize photos for websites and e-mail
  • ExpanDrive – Simple access to online storage

Of interest:

(32:35) There’s still time to register for the Saginaw, MI FinalWeb for Dummies web site training class. The three day face-to-face training will be held April 6-8 on the campus of Michigan Lutheran Seminary.  Check out details and register at bit.ly/fw4dummies.

Community feedback:

  • (33:34) Following up on last week’s YouTube in the Classroom discussion, Elana Leoni shared additional Edutopia articles and Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI shared links to KeepVid.com and the Firefox extension Video Download Helper, both for downloading videos from YouTube (be wary of copyright issues)
  • Ryan Rosenthal from Faith in Fond du Lac tweeted a link to Newseum, a newspaper front page gallery
  • Martin shared a link to an infographic on Religion, Wealth, and Faith

Coming up on WELSTech:

(37:19) Episode 122 – Martin shares notes from his recent Social Networking and Ministry presentation, and we talk with Jason Tesch from Eastside in Madison, WI. (Release date 03/10/10)

The featured artist:

(38:18) We close the podcast with the piano music of Dawn Gehlhar – Precious Lord, Take My Hand from her CD “Inspirations”

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