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349 – THE Wiki for WELS Webmasters

This week on WELSTech Martin is solo in the hosting chair, and he shares webmaster tools from the new WELSTech Wiki. He also has a tip and pick to share as well as more great help for digital photographers, perhaps as you try to capture those great summer vacation shots.

The discussion:

toolsAttention Webmasters – The WELSTech Wiki migration topics of the week are perfect for church and school webmasters. Listen as Martin shares information on getting started and webmaster tools.

Tech tips:

Picks of the week:

  • Free PowerPoint Templates – fppt.com

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 350 – Join Sallie for a WELSTech Wiki discussion of audio hardware and other stage production equipment. (Broadcast date – 07/15/14)

Featured video:

Another addition to the Instructional Playlist … watch Six quick tips to improve your digital photography from Tony Northrup

 

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336 – Building Better Forms

On this week’s WELSTech we welcome someone new – Grandpa Martin! The discussion takes a deep dive into Google Forms for gathering data for churches and schools. We share our first ever video listener review and announce a “Tech and Teach” event coming up soon on the WELSTech event calendar.

The discussion:

Gathering information – Martin and Sallie demonstrate the capabilities of Google Forms (plus discuss various Forms add-ons and scripts), and share examples of several forms for churches and schools.

Listener reviews:

  • Jason Winget, member of Faith in River Falls, WI reviews Create.ly
  • Share your review of software, hardware or web sites which assist with your personal or professional ministry efforts, and you will be entered to win a Nexus 7 tablet. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

Tech tips:

  • Pick your ecosystem carefully
  • Clean your screen

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • Registration is officially open for summer FinalWeb training with Martin and Sallie at the Center for Mission and Ministry, July 29 – August 1. Learn more and sign up at bit.ly/fwtraininginfo.
  • Join Martin and Sallie on June 3 at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School for the “Tech and Teach” teacher in-service event

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 337 – Martin and Sallie square off in a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) challenge. Who can build the best smart phone stand? Plus Laura Harstad from Kingdom Workers will share her experience with coordinating mission volunteer opportunities. (Broadcast date – 04/15/14)

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301 – eBook Ch 7: Forms

This week on WELSTech we discuss ideas for gathering data with forms on your church or school web site, and our listeners come through with a wealth of feedback on everything from iPad protection to Chromebook deployment in schools. Plus Martin has a new gadget to unbox!

The discussion:

2-way conversation – Gather information from your web site visitors using the innovative ideas in this week’s installment of our WELSTech summer series,  Church & School Website Content. Martin and Sallie share ideas for forms and a strategy for designing and implementing them.

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(20:55) WELSTech Camp is coming up on September 14 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Register and attend the free event to be in the drawings for a Mimio Teach Bar ($800 value) and 16GB iPad ($500 value)!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(33:40) Episode 302 – Coming soon to a summer series eBook near you, Martin and Sallie share ideas for enhancing your church or school web site with great content from across the web via RSS technology. (Release date – 08/13/13)

The featured artist:

(34:40) This week we close WELSTech with the music of Kevin Loersch – Blest Be The Tie That Binds

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091 – BWTG: Online Forms

This special “how-to” episode of the WELSTech Podcast explores the steps for creating online forms to gather data.

The discussion:

Bonus WELSTech GoodnessOnline Forms – We wrap up our summer “Bonus WELSTech Goodness” (BWTG) series with a look at the steps for creating web-based forms.  Forms are useful for easily gathering and analyzing registration, sign-up and survey information in your church and school.

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Episode 024 – Jun 18 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie review several tools for web-based information collection. Then they shift gears and talk with Jeffrey Clark about creating and using computer-generated midi music for worship.

The discussion:

The interview:

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Revelation (www.revelationwlc.com) – Via Dolorosa from their CD titled Once For All (48:20)

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