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428 – Learning To Teach With Tech

WELSTech broadcasts from Martin Luther College this week as we get the inside scoop on the new teaching with tech curriculum from two professors leading the charge.  You won’t want to miss the abundance of great picks which are shared, and the podcast wraps up with uplifting worship video from MLC’s Evangelism Day.

The interview:

JandJ428 145x125Teaching with tech – Professors James Carlovsky and Dr. Jim Grunwald join WELSTech and share how students at Martin Luther College are using Google Apps, iPads and many web-based tools to explore ways technology can modify and redefine learning today and preparing to make use of future-tools, yet to be imagined, in their ministries of tomorrow.

WELS now:

Interactive Faith – Who Is Your God?

Picks of the week:

Featured videos:

This week we share the archived Evangelism Day service from Martin Luther College

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 429 – Tune in for “anything-goes,” as Martin and Sallie share loads of great community feedback. Release date: Wednesday, January 27

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420 – BYO Popcorn

Thanksgiving week on WELSTech brings lots of video blessings (enjoy some popcorn while you watch) plus a great conversation with Gail Potratz on the life of a school/church tech director. We introduce a new book which helps us focus on our many reasons to be thankful, and we enjoy a taste of heaven with a special version of Jerusalem The Golden.

A special tribute:

We celebrate the life and legacy of Pastor David Witte, the voice of WELS Through My Bible series, who recently passed away.

The discussion:

BYO popcornA Day in the Life of a Tech Director – Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI joins Sallie to discuss the wide variety of responsibilities which a school and church technology director covers including planning, purchasing, maintaining, documenting and providing professional development for staff on the wide variety of tech software, hardware and infrastructure (while pursuing personal professional development to learn about all of these responsibilities).

News in tech:

Meet The New Google+

WELS now:

364 Days of Thanksgiving by Pastor Andrew Schroer

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

A Man Named Martin – Part 1: The Man video series  – Study Resources and Martin Luther Booklet

Featured video:

This week we’ve added another video from the WELS Hymnal Committee to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo. Enjoy a special setting of Jerusalem the Golden, recorded at the 2014 WELS National Worship Conference, one of the 50 favorite hymns identified in their recent survey. Learn more.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 421 – Martin and Sallie take a walk through the new Windows 10 operating system. Release date: Wednesday, December 2

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416 – Classroom Management

On WELSTech this week we tackle classroom management from all angles – using technology, monitoring technology, and even good, old-fashioned teacher awareness tips. The discussion features our very own edtech guru, Jason Schmidt, who always delivers some lively conversation. Martin and Jason share their smartphone choices, and there’s a brand-new WELSTech Photo Challenge for November!

The discussion:

Classroom2Eyes & 2Feet – Jason Schmidt from Bennington Public Schools is back for his 5th season of guest hosting on WELSTech, and, as usual, he’s brought his own sunshine along for the classroom management discussion. Listen for tech and non-tech ideas for effectively overseeing today’s “digital native” students.

News in tech:

YouTube launching ad-free $10-a-month subscription service

WELS now:

Be part of the WELSTech Photo Challenge – Already 241 royalty-free photos strong!

Picks of the week:

Ministry resources:

Visit the Time of Grace blog

Featured video:

Celebrate Reformation with Koine’s A Mighty Fortress is Our God, the newest addition to the WELSTech Music YouTube Playlist.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 417 – Fresh from presenting at the Wisconsin State Teachers’ Conference, Martin shares tips for building the technology behind flipped learning. Join us Tuesday, November 3 at 4 pm Central. welstechlive.wels.net

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403 – One in Christ

WELSTech comes to you from WELS Convention at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI this week. Martin and Sallie talk with several delegates about their convention experience and share lots of great ministry resources along the way. Martin’s pick of the week is a great utility for quickly and easily typing Christian Worship hymn verses.

The interviews:

Sallie-ConventionLogo2The delegates perspective – Martin and Sallie welcome four synod convention delegates to the show and get their first-hand impressions of the synod convention experience as well as a taste of technology in their various ministry settings. Special thanks to Prof. Paul Koelpin from Martin Luther College, Prof. Carl Hochmuth from Luther Preparatory School, Missionary Terry Schultz who most recently served in the Caribbean and Layman Brent Nemmers from Atonement in Plano, TX.

The discussion:

Ministry resources abound – Viewers get a bonus treat in this episode of WELSTech as Martin and Sallie break up the interviews with not one, but three, ministry resources!

Picks of the week:

Featured video:

This video feature is something our convention delegates will also be viewing, the preview trailer for My Son, My Savior. Find it on the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos playlist on YouTube. Learn more about this film, scheduled for release Fall 2015, at MySonMySavior.com.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 404 – Martin and Sallie are back in their normal broadcast seats just in time to kick off a 5-week summer series, Imagine That, which will focus on working with digital imagery. Join us Tuesday, August 4 at 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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396 – Anything Goes

On this week’s WELSTech Sallie broadcast solo and shares some interesting tech recommendations from her Facebook friends.

The discussion:

Note Pad and PenLatest and Greatest – Sallie’s on her own today as Martin vacations. But no worries as her Facebook friends pitch in to share their latest and greatest tech. From Pastor Kurt Hagen’s unfailing pen and paper technology to brand new Bible and education tools, there’s something for everyone.

News in tech:

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Ministry resources:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 397 – Martin is back and we’ll talk about documentation fun using TechSmith products. Watch and participate on 06/16/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

Featured videos:

The newest WELSTech Product Demo video is courtesy of Pastor Rob Guenther – Introducing the Lily Camera

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395 – School’s Out

This week we’re Martin-less on WELSTech, but no worries as Jason Schmidt co-hosts with Sallie and brings his excellent edtech experience to the show. The discussion covers great web sites for Art, Typing, Research and Internet Safety plus Digital Citizenship. Jason shares a 3d printer deal for schools, and we have an awesome school promotional video to spark video promo ideas for others!

The discussion:

WELSTech Goes To SchoolSeries End – Jason Schmidt, WELSTech’s sunny semi-regular edtech guest host, joins Sallie to finish up the education resource sharing series, WELSTech Goes To School. Visit the resource page for loads of great links covering …

WELS now:

News in tech:

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Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 396 – Martin’s away and Sallie’s getting creative. Who knows what could happen?!? Watch and participate on 06/09/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

Featured videos:

This week we’re “happy” to add a new video to the WELSTech Promo Playlist. It’s a fun look inside St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Ulm, MN

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390 – Hymn and ChristLight Tech

On this week’s WELSTech we share web sites and mobile apps useful in the classroom for the study of God’s Word and Hymnology. Listen also for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, teacher resources for participating in the student hymn survey, and free stock photography and personal font resources.

The interview & discussion:

rachelFeld145x125The ladies of tech – Martin is outnumbered this week with not one, but three, high-tech gals sharing the mic. WELSTech welcomes Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent from Emanuel, New London, WI, and Rachel Feld, teacher and WELSTech Conference presenter from Bethany, Kenosha, WI, along with Sallie to continue the WELSTech Goes to School series. This month’s focus is tech to enhance and extend the study of God’s Word and Hymnology.

News in tech:

Say hi to Fi – Google’s new mobile phone plan

WELS now:

  • We hope you’ll attend WELSTech Conference 2015, July 9 – 11 in Waukesha, WI
  • Mark your calendar for upcoming graduation and call day events:
    • Martin Luther College – May 15 & 16
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary – May 19-22

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Google Cultural Institute’s Dead Sea ScrollsProject Site

Featured videos:

The newest addition to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist on YouTube is Echoes of the Hammer

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 391 – Martin and Sallie are joined by Martin Luther College Vice President, Mike Otterstatter, who will share the “inside scoop” on the MLC Day celebration planned for May 6. Watch and participate on 05/05/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net.

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386 – Science and Social Studies

On this week’s WELSTech Jason Schmidt brings his enthusiasm and great science and social studies apps for all ages. In our community feedback section we also enjoy a Kickstarter project that will make pancakes in any shape you can draw.

The discussion:

GrasshopperBack to School – Semi-regular classroom technology correspondent Jason Schmidt, from Bennington ISD, joins Martin and Sallie as we share edTech resources for the science and social studies classrooms, part of the WELSTech Goes to School series.

News in tech:

World Back Up Day!

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Easter Resource Roundup from Church Tech Today

Featured videos:

The newest addition to the WELSTech Instructional playlist on YouTube is Social Animals, Solitary Creatures, just one of the 100+ videos on the Kids Animal Channel

 

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 387 – Martin and Sallie share their carry-along tech that they can’t do without. Watch and participate on 04/07/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net.

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381 – Sherry, Pirates, and Watches

This week’s WELSTech has it all: literary adventures, a winery tour, and even fashion advice. Get the inside scoop on great deals from ShopWELS vendors as well as the hottest pre-conference workshops planned for this summer’s WELSTech Conference. All this, and more, awaits.

The discussion:

Pirates TreasureAhoy, Mates – Whether students are spinning pirate tales, researching gasoline or mapping the sites mentioned in Johnny Tremain, there are edtech Language Arts resources to assist and extend their work. Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI joins Martin and Sallie as we continue the WELSTech Goes to School series with a focus on Language Arts for all grade levels.

News in tech:

OneNote is now (even more) free!

Picks of the week:

WELS insider:

ShopWELS Insider for Winter 2015

Need to know:

Don’t miss out on great Logos deals and the Google Apps pre-conference workshop at WELSTech Conference 2015!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 382 – Next week on WELSTech, Mart and Sallie talk about Heart to Heart, the new NPH parenting resource. (03/03/15)

Featured videos:

The newest video on the WELSTech Instructional YouTube playlist introduces you to the 60secondrecap.com format – Overview of Huckleberry Finn

 

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377 – Putting The O In Gooroo

Is WELSTech real or simply virtual reality? This week’s education focused episode includes a series kick-off, out of this world picks and the final countdown to WELSTech Conference 2015 registration.

The discussion:

WELSTech Goes To SchoolMath and Technology for the Classroom – Martin and Sallie are joined by Jason Schmidt, Technology Coordinator from Bennington ISD, and they kick off the new WELSTech Goes To School series with a look at Math and Technology web sites, apps and extensions for all grade levels.

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

WELS insider:

Check out the WELS Annual Report in your favorite format …

Need to know:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 378 – Martin and Sallie walk viewers through the exciting lineup of speakers at this summer’s WELSTech Conference. (02/03/15)

Featured videos:

This week we’ve add a new video to the WELSTech Instructional playlist on YouTube – Khan Academy exercise software, part of the Khan Academy Teacher Workshop playlist

 

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