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WELSTech is a conversation about how technology can be used to assist the work of the church. It is part of Streams - the media network of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
||420 – BYO Popcorn||Thanksgiving week on WELSTech brings lots of video blessings (enjoy some popcorn while you watch) plus a great conversation with Gail Potratz on the life of a school/church tech director. We introduce a new book which helps us focus on our many reasons...||11/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||419 – Looking Both Ways||This week's WELSTech episode features a community discussion on video conferencing in church and school settings plus feedback on everything from sketchnoting to closed captioning. Learn about spiritual support for military members and families,||11/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||418 – With All Your Heart: Ch 3||This week on WELSTech we roll up our sleeves and start project planning as we discuss the latest chapter of With All Your Heart, the WELSTech book on project management. Pastor Caleb Bassett gives us insight into the work of the WELS Hymnal Project,||11/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||417 – Flipping||You'll flip over this week's WELSTech topic - creating video for flipped instruction in the traditional classroom as well as any setting learning takes place. Sallie shares what she learned from her new friend, The Copyright Coach,||11/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||416 – Classroom Management||On WELSTech this week we tackle classroom management from all angles - using technology, monitoring technology, and even good, old-fashioned teacher awareness tips. The discussion features our very own edtech guru, Jason Schmidt,||10/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||415 – Community Feedback||This week's WELSTech episode is dedicated to feedback, ideas, questions and links shared by WELSTech listeners. Learn about a cloud-based database tool, text messaging for congregations, a creative, bathroom-friendly way to promote mobile apps which ke..||10/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||414 – With All Your Heart: Ch 2||The beginning of the project management life cycle is the topic of today's WELSTech With All Your Heart book discussion. The show also includes an interview with James Mahnke from Luther High and tips for pastoral blogging. The discussion:||10/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||413 – How Are You Doing?||WELSTech welcomes a special visitor from Mexico, Missionary Mike Hartman, who shares an update on the ways technology is serving the work of spreading of the gospel. Martin and Sallie discuss ways to gather feedback on the work of the church and school...||10/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||412 – Google Classroom||School is back in session, and that means the monthly WELSTech focus on educational technology is back also! Gail Potratz joins the conversation to share an overview of Google's learning management system, Classroom. Young engineers are in the news,||9/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||411 – Worship Tech||This week on WELSTech we talk about a creative way to involve members in your ministry efforts, share some security tips for your social media accounts and even throw in some cool (and educational) websites for kids. The interview & discussion:||9/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||410 – What You Can Do With A Pixel||This week WELSTech heads north to Wisconsin Rapids, WI to talk with Allan Bundt about his many uses for the Chromebook Pixel. Plus the show is jam-packed with news and feedback from WELSTech listeners. We tie it all up with a challenge from St.||9/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||409 – With All Your Heart: Ch 1||Things get back to normal on this week's WELSTech with the return of several favorite show segments including WELS now and ministry resources. Plus Martin and Sallie kick off this season's book discussion, a project they'll pen themselves on the topic .||9/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||408 – Your Mission: Find That Photo!||WELSTech has reached summer's end and the the end of the Imagine That series. This week's final series discussion covers best practices for organizing and storing your images. Listen for picks and community feedback plus a quick survey on project manag||9/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||407 – Nothing Boring About Your Photos||This week on WELSTech we tackle the topic of graphic design with a variety of online and mobile tools for creating professional imagery, infographics and slide shows to communicate a message. Martin tries to Sway viewers to a new way of presenting,||8/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||406 – Monkeying Around With Your Photos||This week on WELSTech the all-things-imagery series, Imagine That, focuses on image editing techniques using cloud-based and mobile tools. And the image discussion doesn't stop there as Sallie and Martin both share image related picks of the week.||8/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||405 – You and Your Camera||The WELSTech summer Imagine That series continues with a discussion of photography and an announcement of a new WELSTech Photo Challenge. There's also 3D and camera exposure picks of the week and plus loads of community feedback!||8/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||404 – Stock Options||WELSTech kicks off a new series focusing on the effective use of imagery for communication in public and personal ministry settings. This week Martin and Sallie share a lengthy collection of stock image web sites. The discussion:||8/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||403 – One in Christ||WELSTech comes to you from WELS Convention at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI this week. Martin and Sallie talk with several delegates about their convention experience and share lots of great ministry resources along the way.||7/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||402 – Convention Tech||The biennial WELS Convention is just around the corner so this week's WELSTech includes an overview of the technology at work to bring synod convention to those who observe from afar. A discussion of the the redesign of the WELS.net site is included.||7/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||401 – Growing the WELSTech Community||This week on WELSTech we reflect on the recent conference and share resources from the many presenters in attendance. Our ministry resource is a new site with free biblical imagery, and updates to both WELS.||7/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Filling a Niche
Your podcast meets some specific needs of ministry and addresses technology related concerns in a practical way. Very professionally done!
I listen to Martin and Sallie on my daily lunchtime walks. Makes me want to get back to our church website and put it into use. Great job!!
A bridge to connecting ministry to technology
The purpose of this podcast is to further ministry through technology. This does exactly that. I have heard everything from how to use applications other than Powerpoint in the classroom to step by step explanations of podcasting, how to take advantage of music technology in church when you don't have an organist, how to record and broadcast videos live in a way similar to television, and how to make videos online accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. This is a GREAT resource for combining mostly free technologies to practical applications in ministry. Very well produced, something new every week.