Posts

593 – Seesaw

WELSTech is back with a preview of this summer’s #EdTechLead19 event. Teachers Stephanie Krahn and Kurt Gosdeck talk about their sectional covering the use of SeeSaw for student portfolios. WELS has Lent and Easter music for your listening pleasure, and there’s an exciting ministry resource that may be just what your church or school needs to go mobile!

The interview:

Student portfolios – WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit co-presenters Stephanie Krahn, 3rd grade teacher at West De Pere school district, and Kurt Gosdeck, 4th grade teacher and tech coordinator at St. Mark, Green Bay, share a preview of their sectional topic, SeeSaw: Student-Driven Portfolios Made Easy featuring the SeeSaw app.

  • Register now for early-bird pricing!
  • IGNITE
  • Register for the #EdTechLead19 giveaway, and you could win a free night at the Kalahari (restrictions & black-out dates apply) or a $25 Amazon gift card! Share with friends for extra entries in the drawing!!

News in tech:

Facebook struggles to deal with epic outage

WELS now:

WELS Lenten and Easter Radio

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

Glide App – Create mobile apps from a Google Sheet

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Create your first app with Glide

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 594 – Jason and Sallie co-host while Martin takes a much-deserved vacation.  We continue our edtech book discussion of Faithfully Connected, looking at chapters 6 and 7 – Digital Law and Digital Rights & Responsibilities.  Release date: Wednesday, March 27.

Get involved:

589 – Google Certification

This week on WELSTech we welcome Rachel Pierson to the conversation. She shares details on her Google Level 1 Certification Bootcamp, happening during pre-conference at WELS EdTechLead this summer. Sallie’s taking notes while Martin is listening to WELSTech in a brand-new location. Plus, we strategize about church online communication.

The interview:

Flex your Google muscles – Rachel Pierson, Personalized Learning Coach at Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public Schools discusses her Google Level 1 Certification Bootcamp, happening on June 24 as part of the pre-conference event at WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit.

News in tech:

Anchor is joining Spotify

WELS now:

Register for the #EdTechLead19 giveaway, and you could win a free night at the Kalahari (restrictions & black-out dates apply) or a $25 Amazon gift card! Share with friends for extra entries in the drawing!!

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

A Checklist for Your Ministry’s Online Strategy in 2019

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Consider joining us at WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit. Learn more & register.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 590 – Professor Rachel Feld joins our edtech discussion of Faithfully Connected, chapter 5 – Digital Etiquette.  Release date: Wednesday, February 27.

Get involved:

585 – So You Feel Like Google Can Do More For You?

This week on WELSTech we’re talking Google in so many ways! Professor James Carlovsky joins Martin and Sallie to preview his Google-centric presentation at the upcoming #EdTechLead19 Summit. Plus, there’s Google news and a Google ministry resource that every church and school should make use of.

The interview:

Do more with Google – Professor James Carlovsky from Martin Luther College shares details about his upcoming presentation at WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit. Tune in to hear why James thinks the Google platform is a good fit for churches and schools.

News in tech:

Google Hangouts retirement timeline

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

Google My BusinessHelp

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Learn How To Setup Google My Business For Maximum Results.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 586 – Jason Schmidt joins our edtech discussion of Faithfully Connected, chapter 4 – Digital Literacy.  Release date: Wednesday, January 30.

Get involved:

580 – Your World, Organized

Winter arrives this week, but on WELSTech we are dreaming of summer because that’s when WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit is happening. This week we talk with presenter Perry Lund about his topic – tools for organization, collaboration, and communication in school and church. And Christmas videos abound as the date draws near!

The discussion and interview:

Microsoft OneNote and Teams – Teacher Perry Lund from Evergreen Lutheran High School shares details about his #EdTechLead19 presentation on Microsoft OneNote and Teams which will focus on how they can be used in school and church settings.

News in tech:

WELS now:

Watch the C18 social media video

Instructions and links to four versions of the video (on the Download tab)

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

Following up on our discussion last week, the 7th and 8th grade students at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Norfolk, NE created this fun lipdub video of O, Come All Ye Faithful. Share the Christmas joy!

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Share more Christmas joy including the Forté Handbell Quartet playing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

and the MLC College Choir singing Brightest and Best.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 581 – Our Christmas Day episode includes a very special interview with Pastor Eric Roecker, Administrator for WELS Evangelism.  Release date: Tuesday, December 25.

Get involved:

575 – Encouraging Emails

On WELSTech we’re excited about next summer’s EdTechLead Summit, and today listeners will hear from a sectional speaker and learn more about what to expect at the event, so they can get excited too. There’s news from Flickr that may be concerning to some, plus Martin offers Amazon support for a much-desired feature.

The interview and discussion:

EdTechLead19 Speaker – Jon Ruddat shares a preview of his WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit presentation titled “How to use MailChimp to Send Automated Encouraging Emails.”

News in Tech:

WELS now:

Interactive Faith Online Bible Study

  • To the Ends of the Earth: Beginning in Your Backyard – Led by Pastor Eric Roecker
  • November 14 & 28 – 6 & 8 pm Central

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

Community feedback:

Featured videos and more:

Get excited for #EdTechLead19! We are!!

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 576 – Northern Wisconsin District President Pastor Joel Zank discusses the work of district presidents and the technology that assists with call list generation. Release date: Wednesday, November 21.

Get involved:

572 – The Myth of Neutral Technology

The WELSTech lineup this week includes an interesting preview of EdTechLead19 from presenter, Dr. Gary Locklair, news about the Gospel Outreach with Media online conference, happening now, and much ado about screen captures!

The interview and discussion:

EdTechLead19 Speaker – Dr. Gary Locklair, Chair of Computer Science at Concordia University Wisconsin, shares a preview of his WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit presentation titled “The Myth of Neutral Technology.”

  • EdTechLead19 early bird registration will be $325
  • Reserve your room at the Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells. Summit pricing is $159 per night and includes water park passes.

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Ministry resource:

Community feedback:

Featured videos and more:

Continuing the release day excitement, check out details of Snagit 2019 and watch the reveal video.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 573 – Mr. Sunshine, Jason Schmidt, returns to WELSTech for a discussion of chapter 2 of Faithfully Connected.  Release date: Wednesday, October 31.

Get involved: