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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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121 – Digital Easter Goodies

This week the WELSTech podcast focuses on ministry resources for Lent and Easter including Pastor Guy Marquardt’s Interactive Passion History site.

The discussion:

Lent and Easter Ministry Resources – Images, video, sample service folders and Bible reading plans are shared on this special seasonal episode of WELSTech.  Martin and Sallie have done their homework and have lots of digital gems to assist in your Holy Week preparations.

The interview:

Pastor Guy Marquardt(11:40) Witness the Passion History – Pastor Guy Marquardt from Christ in Lodi, CA talks with Martin and Sallie about his Interactive Passion History web site.  Modeled after the popular “Choose Your Own Adventure” books, site visitors learn about the last 24 hours of Christ’s life from the perspective of a servant in Pilate’s household.

Picks of the week:

  • (26:24) Web Resizer – Optimize photos for websites and e-mail
  • ExpanDrive – Simple access to online storage

Of interest:

(32:35) There’s still time to register for the Saginaw, MI FinalWeb for Dummies web site training class. The three day face-to-face training will be held April 6-8 on the campus of Michigan Lutheran Seminary.  Check out details and register at bit.ly/fw4dummies.

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(37:19) Episode 122 – Martin shares notes from his recent Social Networking and Ministry presentation, and we talk with Jason Tesch from Eastside in Madison, WI. (Release date 03/10/10)

The featured artist:

(38:18) We close the podcast with the piano music of Dawn Gehlhar – Precious Lord, Take My Hand from her CD “Inspirations”

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120 – YouTube in the Classroom

This week on the WELSTech podcast we talk with the Scholar Ladies of HOPE School and discuss issues around YouTube in the classroom.

The discussion:

Classroom Video Quandary – Joining WELSTech for our monthly installment of classroom technology goodness is Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI.  This month the ed-tech talk centers on the many uses of YouTube in the classroom, and we share some useful resources and examples to get you started.

The interview:

HOPEs(14:13) Get an A on it – Wendy Greenfield, VP of Development and Communications at HOPE Schools in Milwaukee (WELS), joins Martin and Sallie to discuss the HOPE Idol winning video production and viral YouTube hit, Scholar Ladies.  With nearly one-half million views, we hear the behind-the-scenes story of the use of technology at HOPE to engage the students and share their mission with the world.

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(49:34) Episode 121 – Tune in for Lenten and Easter online resources and an interview with Pastor Guy Marquardt on his Interactive Passion History. (Release date 03/03/10)

The featured artist:

(50:18) We close the podcast with the music of Revelation from Wisconsin Lutheran College (www.revelationwlc.com) – Via Dolorosa from their CD “Once For All”

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092 – Wall To Wall Listener Feedback

This week we open the WELSTech podcast mailbag and share loads of great comments, ides and questions from our listeners.

The discussion:

Listener FeedbackListeners Share – Martin and Sallie have gathered feedback from all corners of the web – listserves, social networks, tweets and our very own WELSTech web site – and put together a feast of tech-in-ministry treats for your enjoyment.  Try something new today, and expand your vocabulary in the process!

News in Tech:

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(51:12) Access the entire series of Bonus WELSTech Goodness “how-to” episodes using the WELSTech BWTG tag

Coming up on WELSTech:

(52:25) Episode 093 – WELSTech goes “Back to School with Technology”, including an interview with Joe Du Fore from Fox Valley Lutheran High School. (Release date 08/19/09)

The featured artist:

(53:15) This week we close with the music of WELS artists Kevin Loersch – Children of the Heavenly Father/Jesus Loves Me from his CD titled ”Abide With Me”

Get involved:

090 – Run MDMC

This week on the WELSTech podcast we learn about the topics covered at the recent Milwaukee Digital Media Conference.

The discussion:

MDMC09 – Our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI, rejoins Martin and Sallie to share her experience from the recent Milwaukee Digial Media Conference (MDMC).  The educators who participated in the conference became students and used some of today’s newest technology to create multi-media projects to share with the world.

The interview:

Tammy Stephens(22:45) Gail spends a few minutes chatting with Tammy Stephens, Educational Technology Consultant and founder of The Stephens Group, about her work with the Milwaukee Digital Media Conference and as well as other initiatives in which she is involved.

New Technology Showcase:

Picks of the week:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(52:10) Listen for two new podcast next week

  • Episode 091 – On the next Bonus WELSTech Goodness (BWTG) episode we will share steps for creating online forms. (Release date 08/10/09)
  • Episode 092 – It’s all about our listeners as we take a time out and share all the great ideas and comments that have been rolling in. (Release date 08/12/09)

The featured artist:

(54:32) This week we close with the music of WELS artist Wendysue Fluegge (www.wendysue.com) – Time from her CD titled ”Everyday Christian”

Get involved:

086 – How To Synod Convention

This week on the WELSTech podcast the discussion centers on the technology behind this year’s Synod Convention.

The discussion:

2009 Synod ConventionPack your bags – If you can’t be in Saginaw, MI next week for WELS 2009 Convention, you can enjoy the next best thing, a virtual convention experience complete with live video and audio streams, images, blogs, online resolutions, daily news and more.  Martin and Sallie discuss the technology of convention and how your congregation and school might capitalize on some of the same “tech”niques.

New Technology Showcase:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(50:25) WELSTech double-duty continues next week

  • Episode 087 – Increase your productivity and communication by emptying your inbox, the topic of the next Bonus WELSTech Goodness (BWTG) episode. (Release date 07/27/09)
  • Episode 088 – Get things done with a new crop of Web 2.0 mind mapping and collaboration tools. (Release date 07/29/09)

The featured artist:

(52:20) This week we close with the beautiful piano music of Dawn Gehlhar – All Through the Night from her CD titled ”Inspirations”

Get involved:

073 – Warm Ears, Hot Video

This week the WELSTech podcast explores online video for education as we talk with Anne Feldkamp from Learn 360.com.

The discussion:

Video in the Classroom – Gail Potratz, Technology Coordinator for Emanuel in New London, WI, rejoins Martin and Sallie for our monthly conversation focusing on classroom technology. This month we look at online educational video resources, touching on the necessary hardware setup as well as fee-based and free video resources

The interview:

Anne Feldkamp(18:45) The Educator’s Digital Library – Anne Feldkamp, Learn 360’s Content Acquisition and Product Development Manager, talks with Martin and Sallie about the benefits of their media on demand service which puts a library of digital media at teacher’s fingertips 24/7.

New Technology Showcase:

Picks of the week:

WELS.net feature:

  • (49:22) Summer vacation time is the perfect time to remind your members about the WELS Locator service – wels.locatorsearch.com

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(57:02) Episode 074 – Rob Benson will join Martin and Sallie for a discussion of the oh-so-glamorous task of backup

The featured artist:

(58:14) The music of WELS artist WendySue Fluegge (www.wendysue.com) closes this week’s podcast – Teach Me from her CD titled “The Instrument”

Get involved:

058 – Is There Anybody Out There

This week on WELSTech the discussion topic is distributing ministry-related video via the web and Martin and Sallie share ideas and resources to help you get started.

The discussion:

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (25:50)
  • Of interest (33:20)
    • WELS International Youth Rally 2009 – www.welsyouthrally.net
      • July 8-11 in Ames, IA
      • It’s time to get organized because online registration starts March 2nd
  • Community feedback (36:23)
    • Steve Brown from Messiah in South Windsor, CT and blogger at Worship Ideas You Can Use enjoyed episode 057 and wrote to share stats on how his self-publishing voice is reaching 98 countries!  Congratulations Steve and keep up the great work!
    • Laurie Esch Taylor from Grace in Yorba Linda, CA wrote to tell us how the idea of closed-captioning sermon videos, which we discussed in episode 055, was especially appealing to her because she has family members who are hearing impaired.
    • Karen Zastrow from Zum Kripplein Christi in Iron Ridge, WI and blogger at Paper Delights had some nice things to say about WELSTech in a recent post.  Thanks Karen!
    • Follow us on twitter.commspriggs and weltechtrainer – and join the twitter conversation by tagging your WELSTech related twitter posts with “#welstech
  • Coming up on WELSTech (41:40)
    • Episode 059 – We’ll discuss ways technology can assist ministry efforts in these tough economic times, and we talk with Pastor Daron Lindemann about the “Message from the Master” radio show and web site.

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS artist, Michael Schroeder (www.michaelschroeder.com) – Forgiveness is Grace from his CD titled The Way (42:22)

Get involved:

055 – Reaching Out with CC

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie talk with John Shoosmith about the technology behind producing closed-captioned sermons and the outreach opportunities they provide.

The discussion:

  • Tips for Productive Writing – Martin shares an article he used in his Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Winterim productivity course, particularly focusing on tips that may assist with sermon writing.

The interview:

  • John ShoosmithClosed-Captioning (11:11) – Martin and Sallie talk with John Shoosmith, lay member from our WELS congregation, Redeemer, in Yakima, WA and a frequent WELSTech contributor.  John is somewhat of a pioneer in terms of using technology to reach out via the Web with gospel ministry resources for the deaf and hard of hearing.  Listen as John explains how he got started in the world of closed-captioning and the popularity Redeemer’s closed-captioned sermon videos have attained on the web.

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (34:13)
  • WELS.net feature (38:38)
  • Community feedback (39:54)
    • David Savatski from WELS World Missions Promotionsasked about recording Skype conversations and Martin shares the process we use for recording the WELSTech podcast.
    • Cindy Krueger from Shepherd of the Hillsin Lansing MI shared some information about a Mac version TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio in development
    • Brian Kom wondered if Martin’s Productivity presentations (Episode 054) were available in PowerPoint format to share with his church council
    • Alyssa Dunning from WELS Web Services shared two impressive Web 2.0 applications
    • Brent Nemmers from Atonement in Plano, TX shared a link to oCulture.com online language training resources.
    • John Shoosmith of Redeemerin Yakima, WA asked about nailing down statistics on podcasts.
  • Coming up on WELSTech (51.18)
    • Episode 056 – Gail Potratz, our semi-regular classroom technology correspondent, joins us for a day of discussing all things SMARTBoard

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS artist, Kevin Loersch – Mary Did You Know from his CD titled O Holy Night (52:11)

Get involved:

Episode 020 – May 21 2008

This week Martin and Sallie share some basic how-to information for getting started in the world of web video streaming. Also you’ll hear about one teacher’s adventure in the world of music technology.

The discussion:

  • Web Streaming – The high point of streaming video services for WELS is graduation season. So what better time of year for Martin and Sallie to discuss the variety of hardware and software options for streaming and share their recommendations for getting started.

The interview:

  • Dale WitteMusic Technology (16:49)- Dale Witte, Choir Director at Winnebago Lutheran Academy (WLA) in Fond du Lac, WI, joins Martin and Sallie to discuss what he’s teaching in music technology class and how it is supplying the church with “virtual” musicians.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Kevin Loersch – Mary Did You Know from his CD titled O Holy Night (52:18)

Get involved: