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357 – Put A Bow On It

The WELSTech Wiki Migration is all wrapped up with a bow on top this week as we conclude our summer series with a look at the “School” section of the wiki. This show also includes lots of tips, picks and community feedback plus some bonus WELSTech goodness you’ll want to hang on for till the very end!

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The discussion:

present145x125Finish Line – The summer WELSTEch Wiki Migration efforts draw to a close today as Martin and Sallie review the School section of the WELSTech Wiki, focusing on education apps and learning management systems. Request an account and add your favorite edtech resources.

Tech tips:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

Did you know … Presenters at WELSTech Conference 2015 (wels.net/welstechconf), July 9-11, 2015 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Pewaukee, WI attend for FREE?!! We’re currently looking for presenters and tech topics of interest for our breakout sessions. Give it some thought and submit your ideas!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 358 – WELSTech gets back to normal as we kick off our newest season and introduce a new book selection, What’s Best Next? by Matt Perman. (Broadcast date – 09/09/14)

Bonus WELSTech Goodness:

Featured video:

The WELS Artist YouTube playlist has a new entry, Jason Jaspersen’s sand art drawing of Jonah

 

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260 – East Meets West

Join us for a very special WELSTech Podcast as we span the globe with Martin joining from Hong Kong and guest host Jason Schmidt along with Sallie in the U.S. Our edtech chat this week covers the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) as well as an interview with John Dorn about the Edmodo LMS.

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Note: With our WELSTech Audio/Video Engineer (a.k.a., Martin Spriggs) out of the office exploring the opposite side of the world and presenting at a translator’s conference, today’s video podcast is posted in two parts – the primary show and the interview. We look forward to supplying the normal single video format upon Martin’s return.  Thanks for understanding!

 

 

The discussion:

Moodle mania – Jason Schmidt, Technology Coordinator at Bennington ISD in the Omaha, NE area and guest edtech correspondent for WELSTech, talks with Martin and Sallie about the popular open-source, free Learning Management System, Moodle.  Watch as Sallie demonstrates a Softaculous automated install of Moodle in under 3 minutes!

The interview:

(15:20) Edmodo in action – Science and Technology Teacher John Dorn from Illinois Lutheran Schools in Crete, IL talked with Martin and Sallie recently about  his schools adoption of the Edmodo Learning Management System.  John shares tips and tricks he’s learned through training and experimentation with the system, such as setting up a consistent user naming scheme.

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(59:19) Episode 261 – Martin and Sallie countdown the 7 Best Video and Webconferencing Tools for connecting with others. Note the special recording date and time (11/07/12 at 2:00 p.m. CST) means the podcast release will be delayed a bit.

The featured artist:

(1:00:55) We close the podcast with the music of The Branches Band (www.branchesband.com|Facebook) – Nothing But the Blood

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236 – Tech Forum Recap

This week WELSTech listeners will experience a virtual field trip to a recent education technology event which Martin attended.

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The discussion:

Along for the ride – Martin recently attended the Tech Forum Chicago event sponsored by Tech & Learning Magazine, and shares some insights from the day.

The interview:

(22:53) Reaching out to the world – Shoua Moua, lay member of Immanuel Hmong Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN, joins Martin and Sallie to talk about their video streaming and archive service which was started with the help of a California congregation and has grown into a worldwide outreach effort to Hmong.

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

7 Best:

(49:22) On the June 6th episode of WELSTech we’ll countdown our next 7 Best list, and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite

Bookmarking Tools and Tips

You can pin an image and link on the WELSTech Pinterest board, tweet us using #WELSTech, write on our Facebook or Google+ wall, leave a voicemail (405-FOR-WELS), send an e-mail, leave a comment on the WELSTech site, mail it in on a carrier pigeon or whatever method you want to use.  Just let us know what you think is best!

Of interest:

  • (49:53) FinalWeb training – This summer we’re offering online training on web site creation and maintenance using the FinalWeb system.   And, for the first time, we’ll be using Google Hangouts!
  • Graduation and Call Day live video streams
    • Martin Luther College – LiveStream Channel
      • May 18 – Concert – 4:00 & 7:30 p.m.
      • May19 – Graduation Service – 10:00 a.m.
      • May 19 – Call Day Service – 2:30 p.m.
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary – Streams Live
      • May 22- Vicar Assignments – 7:00 p.m.
      • May 24 – Call Day Service – 10:00 a.m.
      • May 24 – Concert – 7:00 p.m.
      • May 25 – Graduation Service – 10:00 a.m.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(55:17) Episode 237 – Martin and Sallie tackle the tough topic of copyright on next week’s podcast. (Release date – 05/23/12)

The featured artist:

(56:15) We close the podcast with the music of  Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – God Of Wonders from the CD titled “We Walk By Faith”

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