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450 – Devices

The WELSTech summer series on “mobile ministry” continues with a fun discussion of the many ways mobile devices both make our lives easier and can help our ministries. Martin does an unboxing! Also tune in for some great community feedback, especially if you have a church or school library that needs to be cataloged.

The discussion:

iPhone145x125Mobile devices – Martin and Sallie share tips for purchasing a mobile device and all the extras.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 451 – Next week we wrap up the “mobile ministry” series with a discussion of mobile friendly web sites. Release date: Wednesday, June 29

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337 – DIY Smackdown

WELSTech viewers will enjoy this week’s inaugural do-it-yourself challenge as Martin and Sallie share their homemade smartphone stands and vie for points in all sorts of imagined DIY-er categories. To balance out the intense competition, Laura Harstad from Kingdom Workers shares the joys of being a mission volunteer.

The discussion:

Winner! Winner! – Build your own smartphone stand with ideas from today’s WELSTech. Martin shares a quick and easy technique for folding a plastic card. He even goes all out and makes an engraved version. Sallie demos a stand made from cardboard and a little fancy cutting. And if that wasn’t enough DIY goodness for one show, Sallie shares a bonus project that every Catechism instructor could make use of … the Win-O-Rama 3000!

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The interview:

lauraHarstad145x125Kingdom Workers – Laura Harstad, International Volunteer Coordinator and Project Developer for Kingdom Workers, chats with Martin and Sallie about the volunteer cycle and how technology assists throughout the entire process.

Tech tips:

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 – Learn more and register

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 338 – Tune in for a discussion of the dark side of the internet and ways to protect yourself, your church and your school, with special guest Jas Lonnquist. (Broadcast date – 04/22/14)

Music download:

This week enjoy a free Good Friday music download from WELS artist Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com and on Facebook) – The Nails

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316 – Mac vs. PC

The gloves are on as Sallie and Martin battle it out over favorite computing platforms. Are you a Mac or a PC or does it even matter anymore? Tune in to WELSTech to find out. You’ll also hear from WELSTech listeners about everything from free sheet music to Twitter chats. Let the tech-in-ministry goodness begin!

The discussion:

Platform Power – Which computing platform is best is the topic de jour on WELSTech as Martin and Sallie explore the strengths of each of the front runners in terms of ministry usage. Should your church be a Mac or PC?

Ministry Resources:

  • (22:55) Jim Baur from Christ in Baxter, MN recommends Free-Scores.com
  • Share a helpful resource that makes a difference in your ministry, and you will ll be entered to win an Apple TV. Deadline for entry is May 31, 2014.

Listener Reviews:

Tech tips:

  • (29:56) Generating secure passwords from LastPass
  • Dual monitors

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(52:51) Episode 317 – Giving thanks for tech-in-ministry is the discussion topic Martin and Sallie will tackle next week. (Release date – 11/26/13)

Music download:

(53:22) This week only, download a free music single from WELS artist Kevin Loersch – Now the Light Has Gone Away – Arranged by Kevin Loersch

Get involved:

165 – Has It Really Been Three Years?

Join the WELSTech Podcast as we celebrate three years of tech-in-ministry weekly podcast and review Bible apps for smartphones.

The discussion:

Bible AppsBible Apps – Celebrating the anniversary of three years of weekly WELSTech podcasting, Martin and Sallie kick off year four with a review of Bible apps for Android and Apple smart phones and handhelds.

The Best:

Bible Software Companions:

  • Accordance (iOS)
  • Logos Bible Software (iOS)

The Rest:

Ministry resources:

(22:22) LWMS on Facebook

Picks of the week:

WELS.net Feature:

(29:11) Through My Bible in Three Years – Read and share!

Community feedback:

  • (30:19) Wayne Kittell from Immanuel in Kewaunee, WI responded to our call for free or affordable live video streaming sites.  Wayne recommends Cincopa.
  • Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI phoned in Christmas greetings and a sign up request for Martin’s next “Mind Like Water” productivity seminar.  Join the class July 27 – July 1 during Summer Quarter at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
    • We’d love to get a voice mail from you as well!  405-FOR-WELS (405-367-9357)
  • Maren McPeak from St. Mark’s in Citrus Heights, CA shared a link to ArtSkills.com where you can create a poster digitally

Coming up on WELSTech:

(36:02) Episode 166 – We look at “Instructional Strategies for Teaching and Learning With Technology” – Chapter 5 of Leading 21st Century Schools . (Release date 01/09/11)

The featured artist:

(36:45) We close the podcast with the music of  Revelation, a music ministry of Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – Such Joy from their “We Walk By Faith” CD

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