Jake Miller is an edtech and learning enthusiast, author of Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset, host of the #EduDuctTape podcast, speaker, and sharer of #EduGIFs at @JakeMillerTech and on JakeMiller.net. He is currently in his 2nd year as a science teacher in Ohio and previously spent 5 years as a technology integration specialist and an additional 12 years in the classroom teaching math, science & STEM at various grade levels. Jake’s favorite job, however, is his full-time position as a husband and father.
James Varlack is a Digital Learning Specialist with McAllen ISD in McAllen, TX. The Digital Learning Team provides instructional technology support for 21,000 students and 1600 teachers and staff. He began his career in education as a middle school math teacher and then moved into campus technology. He is a Google Level 1 and 2 Certified Educator as well as a member of the SMART Ambassadors Program. He and his wife, Dawne, host the Twitter chat, the #RGVEduChat, connecting educators from around the Rio Grande Valley to each other and the world. He has been a guest on the Educational Duct Tape podcast with Jake Miller, a guest moderator for the #BMEsTalk chat (Black Male Educators) and was recognized by EdTech: Focus on K-12 Magazine as one of their 30 to Follow IT Influencers in 2021. He has been married to his beautiful wife for 13 years and they are parents to Jayden, Jordan and Zara. Check him out on Twitter and Instagram @jamesvarlack.