Podcast Archive

Our "EdTech: Well Done" podcast focuses on sharing best practices, lessons learned, mistakes made, and forward-thinking ideas in the EdTech space. 

Here's where you'll find our complete list of episodes.

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#9: Edgewood ISD

Released November 11, 2018

Description: In this episode, Jake speaks to a group of colleagues from San Antonio’s Edgewood ISD about several of their initiatives to incorporate technology into the classroom, including moving to the cloud and going paperless.

#8: Regan White, Computer Science teacher, Whitesboro ISD

Released September 23, 2018

Description: Jake talks to Regan White of Texas’ Whitesboro ISD about how he’s using video and streaming in the classroom to amplify teaching time, engage students, and expand parents’ awareness of what students are working on and learning.

#7: Katie Campbell, STEM/Elementary Science Coordinator, Hays CISD

Released July 23, 2018

Description: Katie Campbell of Texas' Hays CISD shares her philosophy on STEM and STEAM, including recommendations for how teachers can integrate it on a budget and help kids get excited and involved by creating emotional connections to science using real-world applications.

#6: Brian Seymour, Director of Instructional Technology, Pickerington Local School District (OH)

Released June 11, 2018

Description: Brian is the Director of Instructional Technology for Pickerington Local School District, Ohio - honored with ISTE's 2018 Distinguished District Award for its work to use technology in transforming teaching and learning. Listen as Brian shares the genesis of the district's tech plan, how they went 1:1 with 11,000 students in 14 months, and how they're using a "Tradigital" learning model to change the way teachers and students alike approach technology and learning.

#5: Jason Shaffer, Educator, North Broward Preparatory School (FL)

Released May 29, 2018

Description: Jason discusses how he's making social media personal, relevant and useful for his students through his class, "Personal Branding & Digital Communications." By working with kids to help them view social media as a tool, Jason is helping them to discover their passions, connect with experts, and manage their reputations. 

#4: Sam Brooks, Personal Learning Supervisor, Putnam County Schools (TN)

Released May 8, 2018

Description: In this episode, Sam dives into the VITAL (Virtual Instruction to Accentuate Learning) programhe's helped implement in Putnam County, which provides life-changing personalized learning opportunities for students to take control of their learning path.

EdTech enthusiasts will definitely want to listen to this episode to hear how VITAL has resulted in increased attendance and engagement as well as students graduating high school with college credits, certifications - and even associate's degrees.

#3: Dr. Roland Rios, Technology Director, Fort Sam Houston ISD

Released April 28, 2018

Description: Dr. Rios talks about the value of Twitter for EdTech, going 1:1 with Chromebooks, and how the role of the teacher is changing, and shares his 3 tips for principals.

#2: Kristin Harrington & Michelle Howell, #FLedchat

Released April 15, 2018

Description: Kristin and Michelle are co-moderators on Twitter's popular #FLedchat, every Wednesday at 8pm ET. Here they share Fled Chat's origins and discuss the Makerspace movement and gender equality programs, including a coding club for girls Michelle started at her school.


# 1: Lori Gracey, Executive Director, Texas Computer Education Association

Released Jan 30, 2018

Description: Lori dives deep into the world of EdTech and gives insights into the changing classroom, makerspace movement, digital equity, virtual reality and more.


About the host

Jake Russell

Jake Russell

Raised by a Technology Director and a K-12 Business Manager, Jake Russell has seen the inner workings, late nights, and passion that fuel Education in America.

With an unending zeal for knowledge, he seeks out the best tips, tricks, and lessons learned from all of his guests.

Currently living in NYC, Jake can be found at the bookstore, taco stand, or flea market at almost any time.