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650 – Forms Are Your Friend

Tune in to WELSTech this week for information on church and school communication using online forms. Martin and Sallie share retro picks of the week plus community feedback.  And you’ll want to grab a link to the Martin Luther College Holy Week devotions … in song!

The discussion

Contact Us – Martin and Sallie discuss online forms for churches and schools – the tools, the rules, the data to collect.

Picks of the week

Ministry resource

7 integrated online forms your church should be using this summer

Community feedback

WELS now

Martin Luther College Holy Week Devotions – My Song Is Love Unknown

Next time

Guests hosts, education technology, and school marketing are on the horizon!

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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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