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481 – All In On Texting

WELSTech this week is a walk through an awesome variety of feedback from our listeners including great tips, websites, and many other ministry resources. Martin and Sallie share their own favorites as well as spend some time talking about texting for ministry.

The discussion:

Exploring – The monthly WELSTech community feedback episode is overflowing with new tech-in-ministry ideas to explore.

WELS now:

Interactive Faith Bible Study

  • Rev. Randy Hunter leads “Mysterious Marriage”
  • February 1 – 22 – Wednesdays at 6 and 8 pm Central

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Ministry resources:

Featured video:

Learn more about church copyright from the Christian Copyright Solutions webinar, Understanding the Copyright Complexities of a Galaxy Far, Far Away, the newest addition on the WELSTech Presentation/Teaching playlist on YouTube.

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 482 – Edtech week rolls around again next week, and we’ll be discussing wearable technology with Jason Schmidt. Release date: Wednesday, February 1.

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397 – Documentation Fun

This week’s WELSTech focus is documentation, and Martin and Sallie demonstrate the ease of screen capture and video editing using TechSmith’s Snagit and Camtasia software. Martin shares a timely tip on keeping your passwords doubly secure, plus resources covering image sizing for social media and considerations for use of stock photography are highlighted.

The discussion:

techsmithDon’t reinvent the wheel – Documentation of church and school technical processes can increase quality and consistency of repeated tasks. Martin and Sallie share thoughts on processes which could benefit from documentation and tools for creating annotated images or videos to enhance documentation.

News in tech:

WELS now:

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Community feedback:

Ministry resources:

Featured videos:

This week we’ve added another video to the WELSTech Product Demo playlist – What can Snagit 12.0 do? Features Overview

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 398 – It’s Martin’s turn to be a solo act, and he plans to share tips for managing social media with Hootsuite. Watch and participate on 06/23/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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240 – Summer Software Showcase: Jing

This week on the WELSTech Podcast we take an in-depth look at Jing screencasting software.

The discussion:

Let me count the ways – Martin and Sallie kick off the 2012 Summer Software Showcase series with a look at free screencasting software Jing from TechSmith.

Ministry Uses

  1. Web site tour
  2. Internal software demonstrations
  3. Flip your classroom
  4. Have students produce video projects
  5. Tech support

More ideas for using Jing

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Of interest:

  • (25:36) Our next 7 Best list will be revealed on the 4th of July (how patriotic of us!), and listeners can be part of the list creation.  Simply let us know your favorite Webmaster Resources.
  • 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.  Hurry, registration closes July 24th!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 241 – Oops!  We may not have announced it on the show, but next week the WELSTech Summer Software Showcase topic is Google Calendars. (Release date – 06/20/12)

The featured artist:

(50:30)  This week we close with the instrumental music of flutist Jeannine Dennis – Sheep May Safely Graze 

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