Category Archive: Technology

Jan 24


We have new tech at the Draper household, and believe it or not, it’s made of cardboard! Not just any cardboard … Google Cardboard! And it’s taking us to some interesting (virtual reality) places. I heard about Google Cardboard in the educational technology class I’m currently taking. After a bit of reading, I found the …

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Sep 22

Share Your Tech

Currently the WELSTech Podcast is calling for input on two different fronts. Pastors – We want to learn about the tech in your life! Take the short survey at Answers will be featured on upcoming episodes of WELSTech and one respondent will be selected to receive a copy of HymnSoft Player 3.0. Also, we …

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Oct 14

I’m a 5s-er

October 9, 2013 was big day in the life of this tech-loving girl as it was was the day I became an owner of a shiny smart phone for the first time! The proverbial Wells Fargo Wagon (ok, it was really a Fed Ex truck) arrived that day with my iPhone 5s and ushered into …

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Mar 06

Tool 1 – BuddyPress

Back in January you may recall that I committed to learning about 10 new tools in 2013.  And then I seemed to drop off of the face of the earth. I had nothing to say. Complete silence in the month of February. Well I’m back and I have a confession to make… I got in over my …

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Jan 22

10 Tools in 2013

For over 5 years I’ve followed the blogs and resources shared by Jane Hart. Jane regularly writes about tools and methods for the work of online training. One of my favorite things she does is an annual survey of online learning professionals to gather their recommended top 10 learning tools. In 2012 her 6th annual survey gathered responses from …

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Oct 27

Social Media Made Easy

I’m leading a breakout session today at Martin Luther College Ladies Auxiliary Meeting titled Social Media Made Easy, and I thought I’d share some of the resources I’ve gathered on the topic. First up, an overview video on Social Networking from my friends at Common Craft – Next, how-to steps for some of my favorite …

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May 22

Mega-Collage Magic

My oldest son is finishing his Junior year of high school, and that means he attended his first Prom.  Here’s one of my favorite pics of him and his date, a lovely young lady, I must say!! Prom also means that Mom served on her first After-Prom Party Committee.  The Junior Class is responsible for …

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Jan 08

You Could Be the Next, Great Computer Programmer

Looking to learn something new in 2012? Why not try computer programming? There are online tools and tutorials to assist wannabe programmers of all ages … Scratch – From the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at MIT comes this great way to introduce children (or anyone, for that matter) to programming concepts. I’ve written about Scratch before so …

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Dec 31

Fast Forward Through 2011 – FAV 5: Christmas 2011

If you’ve made it this far on my fast trip through November and December events, you deserve a prize! I’m wrapping up the recap with this post and resuming normal posting (whatever that means) in the new year. The Christmas season is overwhelmingly full of blessings. I’m not sure how I will accomplish this, but …

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Dec 30

Fast Forward Through 2011 – The Rest of November

As I continue to play catch up on recent blog-worthy events, this post is dedicated to the remaining days of November, which didn’t pass by quietly (key word = BUSY). I coached St. John’s students in grades 5-8 in Forensics (public speaking), and our team competed in the MLC Forensics Meet on November 17. All the …

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