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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.
||Clean506 – Robot Ministry||This week on WELSTech Sallie shares the details of a robotics camp she and Kevin ran last week. Chromebook tips and classroom screen sharing round out a show focused on education…and ministry. The discussion: iBot, uBot,||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean505 – It’s All About The Docs||This week on WELSTech we take a deep dive into the topic of cloud storage, focusing on the reasons to consider migrating your church and school contents to the cloud as well as a few potential gotchas to be aware of if you do.||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean504 – I Remember Those Funny Codes||WELSTech’s summer series, featuring Ministry Resources, continues this week. Apple makes an interesting move which causes us to take another look at the QR Codes for church and school communication. We also bring you good news regarding sharing Google .||7/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean503 – Comparing Event Video Notes||On this week’s episode of WELSTech, Martin shares his thoughts on the iPad Pro as a laptop replacement for ministry. There’s also a post-wedding video discussion and some great tips for WELS ed tech leaders on getting started with a 1:1 initiative in||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean502 – Be Internet Awesome||WELSTech 502 is packed with awesomeness in the form of a new digital citizenship effort from Google for middle- and upper-elementary children. Plus, Sallie has graphic organizer templates, and Martin has helpful gesture shortcuts for Windows 10.||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean501 – Trello||With WELSTech number 500 behind them, Martin and Sallie kick off the summer with a series focused around ministry resources. This week is the popular project management tool Trello. Learn how you can manage church and school projects,||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean500 – 500 … And Counting||This week we observe WELSTech’s milestone recording of episode 500 with a history making interview. For the first time in 9+ years, Martin and Sallie are in the interviewee chairs as Nicole Balza questions the WELSTech co-hosts about the show history a.||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean499 – By The Numbers||This week on WELSTech, Pastor Jonathan Hein, Director for the Commission on Congregational Counseling, joins the show to discuss the connection between data and ministry. You might be surprised at the things you can learn about yourself,||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean498 – Classroom Collaboration||On WELSTech this week, Jason Schmidt wraps up our edtech school year discussion with a look at the many possibilities technology provides for student and classroom collaboration. We also share an NPH survey on “Being Lutheran,||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean497 – Guess Who’s A Pinterest Lover?||This week on WELSTech, there’s a shocking turn of events! Somehow a show filled with some great community feedback turned into an admission by one of the hosts that Pinterest is actually a pretty useful tool. Tune in to find out who and why. Also,||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean496 – Social Media Superstars||On WELSTech this season we’ve been exploring the use of social media in ministry. Today’s episode wraps up that series with a look at great examples of church and school accounts on each of the major social media platforms.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean495 – Friends & Family Tech Support||Join this week’s WELSTech for a lively discussion almost all of us “techies” can relate to…providing tech support for friends and family. We walk through several tips and best practices that will make your next “support call” a pleasant one fo||5/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean494 – Rethinking the Roles of Teachers||This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie are joined by Rachel Feld to discuss an interesting article from the Horizon report entitled “Rethinking the Roles of Teachers.” Has the rapid advancement of educational technology changed the role of our teache||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean493 – Feedback and Infographics||Lots of listener feedback and some sweet infographics headline WELSTech this week! We even talk about a cool tool to create your own infographics, the rumored Microsoft “Cloudbook,” countless ways to grow in grace, a bit of Office magic,||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean492 – Social Media Ambassadors||This week on WELSTech we offer tips to engage members in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ via social media. Sallie has some gear recommendations while Martin demonstrates the new Google Team Drives for shared file ownership.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean491 – Bullet Journals||You won’t want to miss this week’s WELTech discussion of an analog system (a.k.a., Martin’s favorite medium – paper!) for managing tasks and lots more. We turn back time to look at the first year of WELSTech podcasting,||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean490 – Scrambled Eggs with a Side of Equity||The week’s edtech focused WELSTech episode features ideas for assisting students with broadband Internet access in their homes, the opportunity to host a movie theater screening of the new Luther movie, a new computer science curriculum for middle scho.||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean489 – Showered With Community Feedback||This week WELSTech hosts Martin and Sallie take time out from wedding showers to share some great community feedback. There’s lots to learn – from Google news to electronic giving to several sites for learning math.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean488 – From Pork to Palms||Pictures have always been a part of ministry. Throw in digital images AND social media and you have powerful tools to share the gospel. Join WELSTech this week for our continuing series on Social Media in Ministry with a look a two popular photo sharin...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean487 – A Family Friendly Internet||Tune in to WELSTech this week for Sallie’s show and tell of a recent parent talk she led covering positive uses of the Internet for kids and families. You’ll also learn about an opportunity to host a theater showing of the new Martin Luther movie from||3/7/2017||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.