Technology and your Young Life Club room.

One of the main questions I get is around Young Life Club and how to set it up with technology at YL Digital.  So, today is showing you our new step up for our area Club room and what you can do to simplify your tech set up in your Club room.  There are many different configurations that you can have, this is one of many.

When is comes to Young Life Club and technology, you want to limit the amount of resources and devices you are going to use.  The more you add to the technology in Club, the greater chance it won’t work when it needs to in Club.  The more apps or resource you have to use in Club, the more complicated you make it.

One of the biggest questions around Club rooms in 2013, is – Do you have an internet connection?  If you do, great.  If you don’t you will need do more planning than if you do.

Apps we use on our iPads for Young Life Club:

  • Spotify – We use Spotify to run music for all of our music for Club skits, games, mixers, minutes, leader skits, kid skits, etc.  One of the great things about using Spotify for Club playlists.  For our Club’s that don’t have an internet connection, they open Spotify on an internet connection before Club and download new playlists onto the iPad.  Then, at Club when they don’t have an internet connection they can play updated music.
  • Keynote – Keynote is Apple’s presentation software.  It is one powerful mobile software.  It is $9.99 on the Apple App Store.  One of the best features of Keynote is the presentation mode.
  • Dropbox – This is the best way to get information to all of our team leaders at the same time.  We use Dropbox for music slides, videos for Club talks and announcement slides.  Dropbox will give you a free account worth of 2 gigabytes for free.  If you are using Dropbox for things like Club talk videos, music slides, etc; the 2 gigabytes of free space should cover you.  You can also get a paid account, if 2 gigabytes is not enough for you.

Leave a comment with your suggestions around Young Life Club room tech set ups.  I would love to hear from you.

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This is a website for Young Life leaders, staff, committee and community members. Our world and ministry is continually changing, we need to do ministry in the digital world. These resources are for Club, Contact Work, Campaigners, Camp and Committee. Our vision is to create and share digital resource to use in our Young Life ministries. View all posts by YL Digital

One response to “Technology and your Young Life Club room.

  • David Pressgrove

    We have started using Google Drive for our shared files. I’m up to 15gb for storage and I haven’t paid a dime. Google does hassle people to sign up for gmail, but you don’t have to have one to install it.
    Also, it looks like a few areas have started to roll out their own apps through a company called kaleoapps (kaleoapps.com). This company is also in talks with a coulple YL VPs about a mission wide area app option (uniform but individual like MSites). It’s $150 a month for the App, which is a little pricey for my 1-staff person area, but maybe for larger budgets it would be worth it.

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