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583 – Year of the Multi-Colored Llama

Kick off a new year of WELSTech with a look back at 11 years of shows and look ahead at our plans for 2019. Martin and Sallie share a bit of their Christmas technology along with the first ever WELSTech anti-pick from Martin. The WELSTech community buzz is about a sample Chromebook Program Handbook from Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

The discussion:

Happy anniversary – Martin and Sallie kick off year twelve of podcasting and make no promises about keeping the show under 30 minutes! They also talk about their Christmas technology.

News in tech:

WELS now:

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Ministry resource:

Give+ Mobile App from Vanco

Community feedback:

Featured video:

Learn more about this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest with this behind the scenes look.

And hear the new contest announced by 2019 honorary judges Jimmy Fallon and Kermit the Frog.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 584 – Join us for the kickoff of a new series focused on church and school intranets.  Release date: Wednesday, January 16.

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540 – Back to the Basics: Document Management

WELSTech continues the “back to the basics” theme as we discuss technology that has a lengthy life-span but is still very relevant today. The week we look at document management. Plus, the community feedback mailbag is overflowing with WELSTech goodness from listeners & viewers.

The interview & discussion:

Best practices – Knowledge workers are in the business of creating and collaborating on documents, which makes the need for document management policies and training important in our churches, schools, and personal lives.

Drew Willems, Technology Director at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI, talks with Martin and Sallie about how they use G Suite for document management at Lakeside. Plus Martin and Sallie explore the topic further with a discussion of other solutions, use cases, tips, and questions to consider.

WELS now:

Calling all presenters!! Submit your ideas by May 31 for a session at #EdTechLead19, WELS Education, Technology, and Leadership Summit, happening June 25-27 at Kalahari Resort in WI Dells – welsedtechlead.com/call-for-presenters

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Ministry resources:

Visit the WELSTech Photo Challenge Album on Flickr for royalty free seasonal images including …

Community feedback:

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Check out the translation work at StoryWeaver and an overview of Google’s involvement in the project in our video of the week.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 541 – We go back to the basics of calendaring and task management. Release date: Wednesday, March 21.

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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 CollegeConsider a 2018 Tour of Luther Lands

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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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