Jesus effectively used visuals as tools to connect his students to his lesson content. Turns out, he was using classroom technology long before there were screens and Wi-Fi enabled devices. Today, modern classroom technology gives us the ability to communicate the gospel with visuals and words in ways like never before. So how can we use the tech tools available to us today to better connect our students to God’s eternal, life-giving content?
In the second article of this series, Pastor Paul Waldschmidt helps us see the benefits from using video to deliver content that allows us to engage the learner with both words and carefully selected, impactful visuals. In the age of YouTube tutorials, video is a natural learning medium for people of all ages.
Pastor Paul Waldschmidt, a 1999 Seminary graduate, served for 13 years at St. Mark in Normal, Illinois, before coming to Peace in Hartford, Wisconsin, in 2012. He has served the church-at-large as chairman of the Western Wisconsin District Commission on Adult Discipleship and as a circuit pastor in both the Western Wisconsin and Southeastern Wisconsin Districts. He recently earned an STM in Education with a focus on using technology in Christian Education and, Lord willing, is starting coursework for an M.S. in Educational Administration (Technology Director) this fall.