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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.
||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,||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||336 – Building Better Forms||On this week's WELSTech we welcome someone new - Grandpa Martin! The discussion takes a deep dive into Google Forms for gathering data for churches and schools. We share our first ever video listener review and announce a "Tech and Teach" event coming ...||4/8/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||335 – Global Mobile Ministry||There's no foolin' around on this week's WELSTech Podcast, as Martin and Sallie share the events of the recent Christ In Media Institute Conference on Mobile Phone Outreach. Sallie's practicing karate, and Martin has a surprising (controversial?||4/1/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||334 – MinecraftEDU||On this week's episode, Sallie and Jason Schmidt hold down the WELSTech fort with a lively discussion of Minecraft gaming in the education setting. From self portraits to roller coasters to models of famous locations,||3/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||333 – Lights, Camera, Live Stream||Today on WELSTech Martin and Sallie, along with special guest, Steve Zambo, share the tech side of live video streaming and some helpful tips (enhanced with visual aids) to take your video production to the next level.||3/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||332 – The Shallow End||What is WELSTech without a lively book discussion? Even though Martin is traveling, he manages to join Sallie for the conclusion of the sometimes contentious book discussion of The Shallows. He brings along a tip and pick as well,||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||331 – Building A Mobile App||The world is going mobile and Martin shares "how-to" ideas for becoming a mobile app developer. Sallie may be enjoying warmer climates this week, but she gets her 2 cents in the tips, picks and feedback conversation. As a matter of fact,||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||330 – Earn Your Badge||This week the WELSTech web site is all new, after a major upgrade and relocation, and the WELSTech goodness abounds. Guest host Gail Potratz, along with Tyler Shadick, bring us up to speed on the emerging trend of digital badges for assessment in educa...||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||329 – Are You Legal?||This week's WELSTech focus is on the necessary but formidable topic of copyright as it relates to all types of intellectual property - audio, video, images, music and lyrics - used in church and school settings.||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||328 – The Church of Google||Google's place in our lives and influence over the way we think is the subject of chapter 8 of Nicholas Carr's The Shallows and also the subject of today's WELSTech discussion. Martin and Sallie may be on opposite sides of the debate,||2/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||327 – Wifi Chalk Talk||It's edtech week on WELSTech, and we have not one, but two, great additions to this week's podcast. Drew Willems shares the "State of Technology at Shoreland" (and simultaneously enrollment numbers likely spike),||2/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||326 – Going Paperless||Tune in to this week's WELSTech for links galore to help you (and Sallie) get started in a paperless existence. Listen for ideas to begin digitizing both personal and ministry paperwork. Webmasters will appreciate this week's ministry resources for enh...||1/29/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||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,||1/22/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||324 – Your Mind, The Juggler||This week on WELSTech we return to our current book discussion, The Shallows by Nicolas Carr, with a lively discussion of the effects the Internet is having on our ability to get beyond cursory levels of thinking.||1/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||323 – Resolutions, WELSTech Style||Welcome to 2014 WELSTech-ers! Join Martin and Sallie as we begin our 7th year of WELSTech with a discussion of techie new year's resolutions. Ideas for security, education and passwords are shared as well as some resolutions we've made to enhance WELST...||1/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||322 – The Best of 2013||Don't miss this last WELSTech Podcast of 2013 as Martin and Sallie review the entire year of WELSTech content and share some of their favorite moments. From Pinterest to Bread for Beggars, The Shallows to new smartphones,||12/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||321 – Christmas Eve With A Good Book||Celebrate Christmas Eve with a special WELSTech interview. Martin and Sallie talk with the new president of Northwestern Publishing House, Bill Ziche, about his immediate and long range vision for NPH. Merry Christmas WELSTech-ers! The interview:||12/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||320 – Getting Mobile With Ministry||As 2013 winds down, Martin and Sallie share the last regular WELSTech episode of the year with a focus on in-your-pocket mobile technology which reaches all corners of the world and which can be used for personal spiritual growth and to enhance gospel ...||12/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||319 – eBooks For All … Even Ding-A-Lings||On WELSTech today we look at how ebooks are changing the way we read as we return to our current book discussion of The Shallows by Nicholar Carr. HymnSoft Version 3 was recently released so we talk with folks behind the project and take a look at the .||12/10/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||318 – Language Arts||Technology in education isn't limited to math and science. Today we hear from Gail Potratz with many ideas for integrating technology into the Language Arts classroom. Manitowoc LHS Tech Director, Ryan Rathje,||12/3/13||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.