I was recently invited to be interviewed for a podcast at Ministry to Youth. They talked with me about two of my favorite subjects: technology and student ministry! Check out the link by clicking on the image below. This also goes well with my page of “Apps for Spring 2015.”
A friend of mine asked me what “three to five” of my favorite apps are right now. I started listing them and came up with about 30! So, here they all are in one big blog post. (I’ll also be posting these individually on my Facebook and twitter accounts over the next few days.) These are in no particular order. They are just my “go to” apps right now. Most of these are used on my iPad. A few are specific to the iPhone. Many are available on both and on other platforms. (I could write about each of them, but you know you just want to click on the link and see for yourself. So check my favorites out and add a comment with what you would add to this collection.) (Images are screenshots from the Apple Store as of this posting.)
OmniFocus for iPad
Paper by 53
Olive Tree Bible Study
Rory’s Story Cubes
iPhone Specific Apps
OmniFocus for iPhone
Apps That Are New to Me
What if we used our online spaces to help us stay connected instead of get distracted?
What if parents who have a good thing going shared some of that wisdom and struggling parents were humble and brave enough to ask and receive that help?
What if the fifty-six and seventy8 Facebook pages could be those places? Maybe I could add some blogs for each ministry to compliment what is happening on social media, but make it more accessible outside of Facebook & Twitter.
What if we lent each other a hand so all of us parented better and our kids all benefitted from that collaboration?
Tell me your thoughts. Leave a comment here or email me. I’m looking for anything from subjects you’d like to see me blog about to questions you’d like to see other parents answer. You’re interaction helps shape this community. It may not be a national election, but you are still very important and you’re voice definitely matters! (No electoral college here.)
Image by Baloozer on Flickr.
(This is part of my Technology and Ministry series.)
Working with students 10-13 year olds, I often get asked by students and adults about social networking. Even just this past weekend I had a student asking me to post on his mom’s wall a note telling her she needs to let her son get a facebook account!
Most of my contact on facebook is with parents and some students who have been allowed to have an account at a young age.
Just yesterday, I was introduced to “everloop: a new generation of social networking for tweens.”
This resource is brand new and I’m looking at it both as a pastor and a father. My initial reaction is that 2nd grade is a bit young for social networking and “tweens” really has not been classified so young before. Not sure what the implications are for both of those developments.
So, here is where interaction and a blog are really helpful. I’m including some links to both the developer’s site and to other video resources and reviews. I would love to have a dialogue of comments AFTER you take the time to check out the information on these links.
So, please check out these links and offer your educated feedback as a parent, pastor, educator, or (if your parents let you) a tween or preteen perspective!