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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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391 – Día de MLC

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo WELSTech-style as we share details of the Martin Luther College “social” event of the year. The community feedback mailbag is full of intrigue, and listeners have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Throw in our picks of the week and a ministry resource, or two, and we’ve got the makings of a great podcast!

The interview & discussion:

MLC DayPray, Share, Give – Martin Luther College Vice President for Mission Advancement Mike Otterstatter visits the podcast studio to chat about the use of social media ambassadors to share the events of the first ever MLC Day.

News in tech:

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Featured videos:

Keeping the MLC Day theme going, we’ve added to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  – Listen as MLC’s College Choir performs God So Loved the World in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 392 – How can technology assist with cross cultural ministry efforts? Martin shares notes from his recent trip to Boise, ID. Watch and participate on 05/12/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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376 – Quadcopters and Other Coolness from MLC

WELSTech is live from Martin Luther College this week with all kinds of special techie MLC treats. Martin and Sallie podcast from the same location and welcome a special guest and his “shiny” tech to the show as well.

The interview:

jwitte145x125Flying high – Martin Luther College sophomore Jonathan Witte talks with Martin and Sallie about several of the techie tools that are used to enhance MLC communication.

The discussion:

Take a virtual tour of MLC – Sallie shares an overview of the recently released virtual tour of the MLC campus, which features 25 full view 360 degree panorama images shot at various locations around campus and inside the beautiful Chapel of the Christ and new Early Childhood Learning Center. Thanks to Caleb Cordes of OutreachVirtualTours.com for producing the tour.

Ministry resources:

Dutch Girl’s Guide to Becoming a Better Writer from ChurchM.ag

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Need to know:

WELSTech Conference 2015 is happening July 9-11 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha, WI. We hope you can join us for some serious tech goodness!

WELS insider:

Grab the newly re-tooled WELS mobile app for your smartphone or tablet and enjoy easy access to the synod yearbook and call reports, among other things.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 377 – WELSTech is back next week at our normal Tuesday @ 4 pm Central time slot when Martin and Sallie will be joined by Jason Schmidt for a new educational technology series focusing on tech for classroom success by subject. Tune in for the Math and Computer Science kickoff. (01/27/15 at 4:00 pm)

Featured videos:

This week we feature a bit of the MLC quadcopter coolness on the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  – MLC’s First Snow filmed by Jonathan Witte

 

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368 – The New Way To Learn

On WELSTech this week the discussion topic is online learning and we welcome a special guest, Dr. John Meyer, from Martin Luther College to tell us about their spring course offerings which range from one hour webinars for clock hours to 3 credit hour courses. Martin gives us the skinny on a brand new gadget and Sallie shares community feedback from the WELSTech audience.

The interview:

johnMeyer145x125Learning Online – Dr. John Meyer, Director of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Martin Luther College, joins Martin and Sallie to discuss the variety of offerings available in the area of online learning.

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 369 – Join us on a special date and time – Monday, November 24 @ 11 am – for a look at ShopWELS.net offerings and an interview with ShopWELS vendor, Chris Hunt from Troxell. (Broadcast date – 11/24/14)

Featured videos:

This week we’ve added an entry on the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching Videos YouTube channelSalman Khan talk at TED 2011

 

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325 – A College Perspective

We’re broadcasting live from Martin Luther College for this week’s WELSTech. Martin and Sallie are side-by-side with MLC students as they discuss the future of technology in ministry. Live Q&A keeps us on our toes, we find time for an exercise break, plus Martin gets a special surprise.

The discussion:

The students’ perspective – Martin Luther College students Katie Schultz, Joel Hopper, Emily Waldek, Dan Schallert and Jared Natsis talk with Martin and Sallie about ministry and technology and their expectations for future. It turns out that these Millennials surprisingly think “less is more” when it comes to shiny tech.

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Of interest:

Get ready for an online interactive Bible study led by WELS President Mark Schroeder on the topic of “I’d like to read the Bible, but …”. The 4-week study begin February 5th at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern time. Learn more and download bulletin inserts and posters to promote the study in your congregation.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 326 – Going paperless is easier than you think! Martin and Sallie share ideas to digitize (and organize) your life. (Release date – 01/29/14)

Music download:

This week only, download a free music single from WELS musician and staff minister Benhur Khamrang (Reverbnation) – Crown Him With Many Crowns

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127 – Martin and Sallie’s First Video

This week on the WELSTech podcast we learn about the audio/video configuration in the new MLC chapel.

The discussion:

The Chapel of the Christ – Martin and Sallie take the WELSTech audience “on the road” as we check out the beautiful new Chapel of the Christ on the campus of Martin Luther College and record our first ever WELSTech videocast.  Watch as we talk with John Nolte, MLC Professor and faculty sponsor of Avco, the student-run audio/video organization, David Hosbach from DSH Audio Visions and students Justin Liepert and Jeffery Clark.  We get a techie tour of the chapel’s new audio video equipment.

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Ministry resources:

(12:30) Biblos.com – online Bible study resources

News in tech:

Picks of the week:

WELS.net feature:

(26:15) WELS Locator – submit your web site and church photo

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(49:06) Episode 128 – We’re hitting the books again on WELSTech. Join us for a discussion of chapter 6 of Shane Hipps’ The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture. (Release date 04/21/10)

The featured artist:

  • (52:42) Blogger Steve Brown from “Worship Ideas You Can Use” called in a comment about Michael Schroeder’s latest CD titled “Worship” which includes companion PowerPoint resources for use in worship.  Read Steve’s review of the CD.
  • We close the podcast with the music of Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and Facebook) – That’s My King from his CD titled “Worship”

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