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Tech Talks

Tech Talks
Tech Talks are brief presentations on how technology and ministry intersect.

Tech Talk: Creating Visitor Friendly Church Websites

View the recording of our October 28, 2010 Tech Talk on creating visitor friendly church websites using Word Press.

Tech Talk - De-mystifying Web 2.0

This week's Tech Talk looked at ways to find useful and meaningful content within the realm of social media - blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.

Tech Talk - e-Portfolios

For this week's Tech Talk, Terri Elton from Children, Youth, and Family joined us to explain and demonstrate how her department is using Google Sites to create e-portfolios. The recording is above.

You can view the CYF portfolio site here. However, your Luther Seminary email and password are required.

Tech Talk - Beginning the Writing Process

Listen to Audio

This week's Tech Talk's guest speaker was Peter Susag from the Writing Center. He discusses different ways to begin the writing process. The audio-only recording is streamed above.

He mentions several handouts in his talk. You can find the handouts on the Writing Center's web site.

Tech Talk - Google Sites

This week's Tech Talk looks at creative uses for Google Sites - in particular using them to better manage group projects for classes. The recording is below.


Tech Talk - Working Collaboratively in the Classroom

The Tech Talk for Sept. 16 looks at creative ways to use Google Docs in the classroom.

Tech Talks - Technology Overview

Tech Talks for Fall 2010 were kicked off with a Technology Overview.

Tech Talks Return Sept. 9

We are excited to announce the return of Tech Talks. Hosted by Learning Design & Technology and the Library, these succinct, twenty-minute talks will touch briefly on some new, exciting, curious or interesting aspect of technology and how it can help you in your learning, teaching, and ministry. A brief presentation on how to use the technology will be followed by a roundtable discussion to answer questions and generate ideas for using the technology. All students, faculty, and staff

Tech Talk: Writing for Social Media

Here is the recording of the Tech Talk on writing for social media.

During the presentation I mentioned several popular social media tools. Here's a list of them if you are interested in finding out more.

Also, during the presentation I reference Gary Vaynerchuk as an excellent example of creating passionate web content. Here's a link to that episode.

Tech Talk - Find & Reading Helpful Blogs

Here is our Tech Talk from May 6, 2010. In it, I talk about why you might want to read blogs, how to find some interesting blogs and, finally, how to keep track of all the blogs you want to read by using an RSS reader.