August 7, 2020
In the Season 3 Premiere, Jake chats with the author of The Chromebook Infused Classroom about rethinking assessment in the digital age. Holly and Jake discuss how tools like Flipgrid, BookCreator, Screencastify, Seesaw, Wakelet, and OneNote can level-up your assessments to get you richer information about student learning! Jake also shares about using the word “and” to help solve problems presented by remote learning.
July 17, 2020
Jake breaks down the differences between Screencastify Free and Loom Pro (which is free for educators and students).
July 6, 2020
In the Season 2 Finale Episode, Jake shares “success stories” from 8 educator listeners. The listeners share about uses of CommonSense Media,, Dash, Ozobot, Spheros, Shapegrams, Bitmoji, Quizizz, brain science, Google Forms, Choice Boards, WeVideo, Screencastify, Flipgrid, Adobe Spark, Pear Deck, blended learning, EdPuzzle, and HyperDocs, all of which stemmed from episodes of the show.
June 24, 2020
In the 13th mini-episode, Jake talks to MAGIC Potion Edu Podcast host Keven Rinaman about helping students find and solve problems. Keven shares about his experiences with helping students use 3D printing to solve authentic problems.
June 11, 2020
In the 12th mini-episode, Jake talks to technology integration specialist and middle school teacher Mike Feldman about strategies--including gamification--that he used as a tech coach to motivate teachers to try new technologies in the classroom. Mike also talks about his passion for using a wood lathe to craft pens and how it benefits students when they see their teachers as makers.
June 3, 2020
In the 20th regular episode of Season 2, Jake is joined by Dr. Sarah Thomas, ISTE co-author and founder of EduMatch, about growing your professional learning network (PLN), crowd-sourcing solutions to problems, and using tools like Voxer, Periscope, Twitter, Skype, and Flipgrid.
April 22, 2020
In the 11th mini-episode, Jake talks to Special Education Consultant David Allan about some of the accessibility features available on Chromebooks. Also, Jake shares a special announcement before the interview.
April 15, 2020
In the 19th regular episode of Season 2, Jake is joined by Catlin Tucker, author of Balance With Blended Learning, to talk about how teachers can streamline feedback during class time so that they have less to do outside of class time. Catlin shares strategies from John Hattie and Mark Barnes as well as a handful of great tech tips to make feedback more efficient!
April 8, 2020
In the 10th mini-episode, Jake talks to Technology Integration Coach Dan Stitzel about the success that he had as a middle school language arts teacher with using Screencastify to give students feedback during the writing process.
April 2, 2020
In the 18th full episode of Season 2, Jake shares tips, ideas, and recommendations from multiple educators about supporting students with special needs during remote learning. They discuss different accessibility features and assistive technologies within Chromebooks, iPads, Google Chrome, Microsoft and more, as well as some best practices, accommodations, and modifications.
March 23, 2020
In the 3rd and final part of Episode 17 of Season 2, Jake continues his coverage of edtech ideas and suggestions for Remote or Home Learning during the covid-19 pandemic closures. In this episode, Jake shares the perspectives of 3 educators (plus his own) for tracking students’ progress during remote learning.
March 21, 2020
In this special episode, Jake is joined by Manny Curiel from Episode 36 and Jason Sholl from WeVideo to select the 3 winners of the February 2020 WeVideo contest! The winnerswill receive free WeVideo for Education Licenses for 12 months.  1 is a 30-seat license, 1 is a 50-seat license and the big prize is a 150-seat license!!!!
March 20, 2020
In the 2nd part of episode 17 of Season 2 Jake continues his focus on the use of technology for #RemoteLearning, #HomeLearning or #DistanceLearning in the age of school closures for the coronavirus (covid-19). Multiple guests share their advice for formatively assessing students in these scenarios. Tools discussed include Quizizz, Zoom, Google Forms, Google Classroom, Screencastify, Edulastic, EdPuzzle, PearDeck, and Formative. Also, Jake’s son Cohen joins to show off his comedy chops.
March 18, 2020
The 17th episode of Season 2 is the 1st part of a special episode focusing on the use of technology for #RemoteLearning or #DistanceLearning in the age of school closures for the coronavirus (covid-19). Multiple guests share their advice for using live, synchronous video in these circumstances. We discuss StreamYard, OBS, Zoom, Google Meet, Screencastify and Flipgrid.
March 17, 2020
Jake shares a special announcement about an upcoming episode in the days of Coronavirus-induced remote learning.
March 11, 2020
In the 9th mini-episode, Jake and 1st grade teacher Missy Paden reflect on the first iteration of the Educational Duct Tape Workshop along with Missy’s goal of using Choice Boards, her experiences with using tech in the primary grades, and her growth and excitement around #edtech in her 18th year in the classroom.
March 4, 2020
In the 16th episode of Season 2, Jake is joined by Joe & Kristin Merrill, 1st & 4th grade educators & authors of The InterACTIVE Class, to talk about making our classrooms and our students’ learning experiences InterACTIVE. We discuss Apple Clips, Buncee, Seesaw, BookCreator & Flipgrid. Also, a game of edtech BFF!
February 26, 2020
In the 8th mini-episode, Jake interviews high school science teacher Christina Florence at the #TeachBetter19 Conference. Christina shares about her plans to start using Scratch in her Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biology 2 courses to creatively represent scientific concepts.
February 19, 2020
In the 15th episode of Season 2, Jake is joined by Andreas Johansson to talk about things that we can do to support less tech-savvy staff members, especially non-teaching staff. Tools discussed include Google Forms, Sheets & Sites; the FormMule, AutoCrat & FormRanger Add-Ons; the VLookUp, Concatenate & Substitute Google Formulas; Lean Thinking and more!
February 12, 2020
In the 2nd part of the 12th episode of Season 2, Jake continues his conversation with Manny Curiel. They discuss reasons for and benefits of recording lessons as well as diving into some new features in EdPuzzle!
February 5, 2020
In the 13th episode of Season 2, Jake talks with the wildly fun Manny Curiel about video in the classroom, green screen videos made with Chromebooks, WeVideo, podcasting with WeVideo and the upcoming enhancements to WeVideo for Schools.
January 29, 2020
In the 7th mini-episode, Jake interviews Superintendent and podcaster Dr. Nicholas Sutton at the #TeachBetter19 Conference. Nick shares about the technology that he and his co-host Matt Jacobson use for their podcast "Learning Through Leading" and about how teachers can use simple technologies to make learning exciting.
January 22, 2020
In the 12th episode of Season 2, Jake talks with Craig Klement about spicing up standardized test prep, Google My Maps choice boards, digital badges, eduProtocols, Google Forms, Google Sheets, pre-filled form links, some Google Sheets formulas, some Google Forms Add-Ons and more!
January 15, 2020
In the 6th mini-episode, Jake interviews social studies and computer science teacher A.J. Vambaketes at the #TeachBetter19 Conference. A.J. shares about gamification, computer science, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), MicroBits, using Google Drawings to create gamification visuals and using Schoology’s completion rules.
January 8, 2020
In the 11th episode of Season 2, Jake is joined by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Jared Cooney Horvath to talk about how brain science relates to some edtech issues. They discuss some vocab tools like Quizlet, Memrise, Quizizz and SuperMemo, as well as live closed captioning, sketchnoting, ebooks, collaborative notes and more.
January 2, 2020
In the 5th mini-episode, Jake interviews Edtech Consultant, Author, Spanish and STEAM Teacher, Attorney, Blogger and EduGladiator Rachelle Dene Poth at the #TeachBetter19 Conference. Rachelle shares about her favorite classroom VR tool (Nearpod) and student creation tool (Buncee), while also noting a few other favorite tools like CoSpaces and 3DBear.
December 26, 2019
In the 4th mini-episode, Jake interviews middle school principal Don Epps at the #TeachBetter19 Conference. Don shares about his school’s experiences with MicroBits, MaKey MaKeys, coding and the message of author Brian Aspinall.
December 18, 2019
A minor technology disaster strikes the Educational Duct Tape podcast studios and Jake takes to the microphone to vent about it and reflect on it.
December 11, 2019
In the 10th episode of Season 2, Jake talks with Dr. Sheldon Eakins of the Leading Equity Center & Leading Equity Podcast. Together, Jake and Sheldon discuss techquity, bringing culture, community and disruptive discourse into the classroom. Tech tools covered include Skype-a-Scientist, Flipgrid, Synth, Voicethread,, Yo! Teach, Google Classroom, Padlet, Schoology, and Parlay.
December 4, 2019
In the 2nd mini-episode recorded live and on-location at the #TeachBetter19 Conference, Jake interviews Tara Martin, #BookSnaps creator and author of Be Real & Cannonball In. Tara shares about the use of BookSnaps across all content areas. She discusses using them with tech tools including SnapChat, Google Slides, Seesaw and more.
November 27, 2019
In the 9th episode of Season 2, Jake talks with Sethi De Clercq of about effectively sharing new technology information with teachers, using video in the classroom and tools for students to create video with. They talk about EdPuzzle, screencasting tools (Nimbus & Loom), Flipgrid, Loom, Explain Everything, Backchannel Chats and more!
November 20, 2019
In the 1st ever episode recorded live and on-location, Jake interviews Adam Welcome at #TeachBetter19. Adam shares about his favorite use of technology to help students create: video with iMovie on iPads. Adam is the author of Run Like a Pirate and the co-author of Kids Deserve It! and Empower Our Girls.
November 13, 2019
In the 8th episode of Season 2, Jake talks with Jornea Armant of Flipgrid about video creation tools and connecting students with the entire learning community. They discuss Flipgrid, WeVideo, Seesaw, Adobe Spark, screencasting tools and more. Also, in Jake’s Soapbox Moment, what we do when a tech tool goes away.
October 30, 2019
In the 7th episode of Season 2, Jake talks with STEM Teacher David Ternent about 3D-modeling, CAD, CAM, virtual reality and augmented reality. They discuss TinkerCAD, OnShape, SolidWorks, AutoDesk Inventor, SketchUp, Fusion 360, Google Street View, Google Tour Creator, Ricoh Theta & Vuze 360 Cameras, Unity, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Blender, Tiltbrush, Hololens and Blender.
October 16, 2019
In the sixth episode of Season 2, Jake talks with Jon Corippo, Chief Learning Officer for CUE & coauthor of EduProtocols Field Guides 1 and 2 about formative assessment, Quizizz, Gimkit, Socrative, Formative & more!
October 2, 2019
In the fifth episode of Season 2, Jake talks with Mike Mohammad about PearDeck, Flipgrid, NearPod, The Answer Pad, Formative, Classkick, Seesaw, Google Sites, student voice, learner profiles, digital portfolios & a wardrobe malfunction.
September 18, 2019
In the fourth episode of Season 2, Jake discusses the “verbs vs. nouns” perspective of edtech integration and welcomes in blended learning specialist Marcia Kish to talk about students’ ownership of their learning & learning environment, as well as balancing that with having “too much tech.”
September 4, 2019
In the third episode of Season 2, Jake is joined by Tony Vincent to talk about a few back-to-school topics: student taking ownership of classroom expectations, students getting to know their classmates and creating a class “brand” or identity. Jake & Tony discuss Google Drawings, Socrative, the Selfie Activity, Google Slides, 360 Spreadsheets, Shapegrams, Classy Graphics and more. This episode also features inspiring spoken word poetry from educator Toney Jackson.
August 21, 2019
In the first regular episode of Season 2, Jake is joined by Tech With Heart author, Director of Innovation & Educational Technology and high school math teacher, Stacey Roshan to discuss balancing mandatory curriculum with creativity and creating connections with students that help them feel comfortable as learners. We discuss Flipgrid, PearDeck, EdPuzzle and more!
August 14, 2019
In the Season 2 Premiere, Jake updates listeners on changes in his professional ventures, as well as some updates to the #EduDuctTape Podcast’s format! Spoiler Alert: A Twitter Chat!! Plus a SoapBox Moment featuring a Brené Brown quote about Courage.
June 3, 2019
In the Season Finale, Jake shares multiple listeners' Season 1 Classroom Success Stories--things that they tried out from the show--and a celebration of the first season in the form of a "Giggle Mix."
May 23, 2019
In today’s episode, Jake is joined by Dr. Alec Couros to talk about digital footprints, digital portfolios, Lateral Reading, Student Fact-Checkers, Becoming a Digital Skeptic, Knowbe4 and more.
May 15, 2019
In today’s episode, Jake is joined by John Sowash to talk about Chromebooks and, more specifically, video projects on ChromeOS. Tools discussed include Adobe Spark, WeVideo, Screencastify, ClapMotion Chrome App and Headliner.App. They also discuss how to help teachers avoid being overwhelmed by all of the edtech tools.
May 8, 2019
In today’s episode, Jake has the honor of chatting with author and speaker Sylvia Duckworth about why students should be sketchnoting, favorite iPad & Chromebook apps for sketchnotes (ProCreate, Tayasui Sketches, JamBoard, AutoDesk SketchBook, Chrome Canvas, KeyNote iOS) and more!
May 1, 2019
This week, Jake chats with Corey Mathias about formative assessment tools--including Quizizz, PearDeck Vocabulary Builder and Formative--and tools for keeping open lines of communication with students--including Google Forms and Synth.
April 24, 2019
In Episode 18 of the #EduDuctTape Podcast Jake chats with Pam Hubler about avoiding those “meh” reactions from students when you plan tech activities that you’re pumped up about as well as about ways to share tech integration ideas with staff without overwhelming them including, PottyPD. Also discussed are Dan Pink’s work on motivation & drive, a Seth Godin blog post and hyperdocs.
April 18, 2019
Today, Jake has a chat with Kim Mattina of The Suite Talk and a number of Google for Education support forums. They chat about Google Jamboard, edtech in math, Google CS First, Scratch Micro:Bit and more! Jake also shares a SoapBox moment based off of a blog post from the one and only Seth Godin.
April 10, 2019
Today, Jake continues his conversation with Jen Giffen. Today, they discuss tools for graphic design on Chromebooks, including Google Slides & Drawings, Canva & Adobe Spark. Also, Jake geeks out about the viral status of his Google Translate in Google Sheets post.
April 3, 2019
In Episode 15 of #EduDuctTape, Jake chats with Jen Giffen about audio recording tools, especially ones that work well on Chromebooks, including popular podcasting platform and other audio tools including Vocaroo, Talk & Comment, Beautiful Audio Editor, SoundTrap, WeVideo, Flipgrid, Synth. Plus Jake gets amped in the SoapBox Moment!
March 29, 2019
In Episode 14 of #EduDuctTape, Jake chats with Kim Pollishuke about geo tech tools like Google My Maps, Tour Builder, Tour Creator and Street View and feedback organization ideas including Google Sites, Digital Porftolios, Google Forms, DocAppender, ImageAppender and AutoCrat. In Jake’s SoapBox Moment, he talks about some reflection ideas, including 1 from Jen Sincero’s You Are a Bada$$.
March 20, 2019
In #EduDuctTape Episode 13, Jake talks to Jaime Chanter about formative assessment tools (including BrainPop, Quizizz and EduProtocols) and MakerSpaces. Jake continues his discussion of the Adjacent Possible Theory with a 2nd SoapBox segment and shares a few new ideas for note-taking while listening to podcasts.
March 13, 2019
In #EduDuctTape Ep 012, Jake goes it alone, but includes input from tons of Duct Tapers about the ways that they choose to take notes to or keep track of ideas from the various podcasts that they listen to.
March 7, 2019
In #EduDuctTape Ep 011, Jake chats with Amy Roediger about ClassKick, The Answer Pad, NearPod, PearDeck, Quizlet Diagrams and Google Drawings, as well as Archimedes, levers, penguins, peacocks, Netscape Navigator and dial-up internet! Plus, Jake’s SoapBox segment titled “What I Learned from a Beard and Glasses,” with some EdPuzzle Educational Duct Tape.
February 27, 2019
In this episode, Jake is joined by Matt Miller, co-host of the Google Teacher Tribe Podcast and author of Ditch That TextBook, Ditch That Homework and the forthcoming Tech Like a Pirate. The 2 Miller’s chat about creating visuals to capture the learning from hands-on experiments & creating sticky learning. Jake’s SoapBox topic is the “Adjacent Possible” concept.
February 20, 2019
In Episode 9 of the #EduDuctTape Podcast, Jake continues his SoapBox story about his student-paced STEM Course, shares more details on his GIF-a-Day Learning Opportunities and then discusses edtech in math & Google JamBoard with Craig Sheil!
February 13, 2019
In Episode 8, Jake continues his story about his student-paced STEM course and then chats with Angela Wojtecki about eBook creation tools, digital & media literacy, use of research databases and a whole bunch more!
February 6, 2019
In Episode 7, Jake chats with Karly Moura about computer science resources, ways that students can share about historical figures, as well as some awesome templates from Ryan O’Donnell, the Edtweettextandsnap Chrome extension, Scratch and more!
January 30, 2019
In Episode 6, Jake talks with Sean Fahey about student voice, sharing student creations, FlipGrid & Wakelet amongst other things. Jake also talks about moving forward with tech integration and shares from the listeners about Blabberize.
January 24, 2019
In Episode 5, Jake talks about “paralysis by choice” and how it affects educators’ implementation of new and innovative edtech. He then welcomes in Alex Oris to discuss student choice, Choice boards, Quizizz, EdPuzzle, ISTE Standards, Scratch, Stop Motion Slides, the SAMR Model, Adobe Spark, Google Sites, WeVideo, StoryBoardThat, ePortfolios and digital portfolios.
January 17, 2019
In Episode 4, Jake tells an #EduDuctTape story from his days as a math teacher, then welcomes in Andy Wheelock to discuss tools for student collaboration and for creating unique experiences for teaching historical events.  Technologies discussed include SmartBoards, Screencasts, Web Whiteboard, Microsoft Teams, Google Drawings, Trello, Chromebooks, Flip Cameras, CoSpaces, Minecraft & OpenSims.
January 9, 2019
In Episode 3, Jake shares one of his own Educational Duct Tape stories, a Maya Angelou quote about change and is then joined by Sarah Rivera (@SarahRiveraSTEM) who shares about PeerGrade and other feedback tools as well as...taxidermied armadillos!?
January 2, 2019
Jake discusses how taking risks with educational technology benefits student learning.  He’s then joined by Ann Radefeld and they discuss using #edtech to help students practice speeches, connect with a global community of learners.
January 2, 2019
Welcome into episode 1 of the Educational Duct Tape podcast! In this episode, Jake introduces his educational duct tape metaphor and edtech (educational technology) decision-making protocol through two stories: 1. The genesis of Jake’s #EduGIFs that he makes with Camtasia and posts on his website and on Twitter. 2. Tater Tot Casserole? You’ll just have to listen to understand!
December 24, 2018
Jake briefly introduces his weird, goofy metaphor that can help you make decisions about what educational technologies to use in your classroom to enhance the learning opportunities that you present for your students. He briefly mentions topics that will be covered on the first 3 episodes including GIFs, global learning, helping students practice speeches, distance learning, virtual field trips, peer feedback, Camtasia, FlipGrid, Skype, PeerGrade, Screencastify, Google Docs, Hangouts and more!
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