Season 1

Dec. 7, 2021

35 | How to Create a Virtual Classroom, Pt. 2 & Gather.Town (End of S…

We did it! Not only did we complete our second episode on how we can create virtual classrooms, but we've concluded the first sea…

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Nov. 30, 2021

34 | How to Create a Virtual Classroom, Pt. 1 & Twitch

Two-parter incoming! In this first episode, we paint the picture of what a virtual classroom could look like. Specifically, we de…

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Nov. 23, 2021

33 | How Can a Course Site Enhance Learning? & Wizer

We set out to answer the question, "How can a course site enhance learning?" Josh and I have been using Learning Management Syste…

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Nov. 16, 2021

32 | How to Use Gamification, Pt. 2 & Video Games

In round two of our discussion on gamification, we open up several real examples of instructors using games or gamification strat…

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Nov. 9, 2021

31 | How to Use Gamification, Pt. 1 & PollEverywhere

Will and Josh get to one of their favorite subjects: games. They detail their thoughts on gamification, game-based learning, and …

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Nov. 2, 2021

30 | How to "Make the Technology Disappear", Pt. 2 & Top Hat

In our interview with VoiceThread's Steve Muth , we shared many great ideas and thoughts about the impact of tech on teaching and…

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Oct. 26, 2021

29 | How to "Make the Technology Disappear", Pt. 1 & Excalidraw

In our interview with VoiceThread's Steve Muth , we shared many great ideas and thoughts about the impact of tech on teaching and…

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Oct. 21, 2021

Interview 5 | Steve at VoiceThread

Join our conversation with Steve Muth, the president and co-founder of VoiceThread . In this interview, we dive into the deep end…

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Oct. 19, 2021

28 | How to Design for Learning, Pt. 2 & Rise 360

We're back for more! Part two of our conversation on How to Design for Learning. After the chat, we talk about Rise 360 and how y…

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Oct. 12, 2021

27 | How to Design for Learning, Pt. 1 & H5P

Join us for a two-parter! In this short series, we take on what it means to effectively design learning experiences. We hope that…

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Oct. 5, 2021

26 | How to Incorporate Collaborative Learning & Flat

While many of Will's jokes might fall flat, this episode does not! We talk about collaborative learning, what it is how, how to i…

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Sept. 28, 2021

25 | How to Create Short Form Instruction & AutoDraw and WordClouds.c…

An ironically long conversation on the topic of short form instruction. Listen to Josh and Will as they process a technique that …

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Sept. 23, 2021

Interview 4 | Bobby at Parlay

Get ready to listen to us talk about talking in a talkative and albeit roundaboutly talkable manner: sorry, I'll stop. This inter…

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Sept. 21, 2021

24 | How to Foster an Inclusive Classroom & Equity Maps

Josh and Will discuss the impact of inclusive practices in digital spaces. The goal of physical and virtual learning spaces is to…

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Sept. 14, 2021

23 | How to Use Audio/Video for Skills-Based Instruction & VoiceThread

This episode brings us into the world of Skills-Based Instruction: we suggest that audio/video is the primary tool to make this h…

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Sept. 7, 2021

22 | What Is Digital Storytelling & Adobe Express

Josh and Will discuss the background and value in Digital Storytelling as an activity and as a genre, which sets them up to discu…

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Aug. 31, 2021

21 | What Is a Wiki & Notion

It's happening. We're finally finding out what's inside Josh's brain: or rather, what contains it. We survey the landscape of wik…

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Aug. 26, 2021

Interview 3 | Brian at Perusall

This interview takes us in depth with Brian Lukoff, CEO and Founder, at Perusall . Pedagogy, statistics, Optical Character Recogn…

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Aug. 24, 2021

20 | How to Use Short Form Assessments & Twitter for Education

Soapbox alert! Josh and Will wrestle with assessments and how to make them more effective. Drawing on personal experiences in col…

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Aug. 17, 2021

19 | How to Teach Language Online & Duolingo

Josh stokes Will on for a good ol' soapbox on how to teach language online! The conversation leads the two through many examples …

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Aug. 10, 2021

18 | How to Cultivate Interactivity for Engagement & ThingLink

Part 2 of a two-part conversation on student engagement. We wrap the conversation by broadening the topic from assessment to the …

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Aug. 3, 2021

17 | How to Cultivate Interactivity for Assessment & EdPuzzle

Part 1 of a two-part conversation on student engagement. Josh and Will start the conversation on the idea of interactivity for as…

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July 27, 2021

16 | How to Find Good Apps & Mendeley

In this round, Josh and Will focus on the actual practice of finding apps: resources like Twitter,, professiona…

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July 22, 2021

Interview 2 | Don at MathWhiteBoard

Josh and Will share some jokes and thoughts with Don Carney, CEO and Founder, from MathWhiteBoard . They discuss the product, how…

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July 20, 2021

15 | Student Engagement & Nearpod

One of our favorites! Engaging our students with effective technology. Much like advertisements, the tools and methods out there …

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July 13, 2021

14 | Online-Hybrid-Face-to-Face & MathWhiteBoard

The conversation focuses on the variety of educational models today: online education, hybrid teaching, and the traditional face …

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July 6, 2021

13 | Discussions & Parlay

Will and Josh talk about... talking! This episode finds the duo discussing the value of and challenges around online discussion f…

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June 29, 2021

12 | Digital Annotation & Perusall

We digest the ideas of digital annotation and the impact it can have on learning. Then, we talk about a big player in the digital…

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June 24, 2021

Interview 1 | James at Coggle

Josh and Will sit down with James Crosby, CEO and Co-Founder, from Coggle to discuss the product, its background, and their thoug…

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June 22, 2021

11 | Multimedia Lectures & Loom

Josh and Will open up the conversation on multimedia video lectures and sort through some of the difficulties and benefits of the…

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June 15, 2021

10 | Interactive Syllabus & Google CMS

New style, new edits! Welcome to a fresh new episode format. In this episode, we dig into the idea of Interactive Syllabi: what t…

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June 1, 2021

8 | Formative and Summative Assessments & AnswerGarden

This week, Josh and Will dig into assessments and how to use them to monitor your students and eventually provide the grade. Ther…

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May 25, 2021

7 | Third Spaces & Discord

Enter into a conversation with Josh and Will as they dig into the idea of Third Spaces and how to cultivate them in online educat…

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May 18, 2021

6 | How to Pick an App &

Today, Josh and Will discuss their methodology for picking apps to use. Then they dig into their literary theme by discussing Hyp…

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May 11, 2021

5 | EdTech Frameworks & WordPress

Josh and Will dig into edtech integration frameworks (TPACK, SAMR, RAT) and talk about how WordPress works for the classroom. For…

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May 4, 2021

4 | Mind Mapping & Coggle

Tune in for insights into Will and Josh's professional development communities and how they develop their practice. Our conversat…

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April 27, 2021

3 | Collaborative Document Tools

Josh and Will take a trip down memory lane as they detail why Google Docs is their winner for current collaborative document tool…

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April 20, 2021

2 | Digital Whiteboarding & Background

In this episode, Josh and Will dig into the edtech space of digital whiteboarding. With a number of tools on the market, they tur…

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March 30, 2021

1 | Canva & Conversations

Welcome to the world of HiTech. In this episode, hosts Josh and Will set up shop and break down the vision for the podcast. Join …

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