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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

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Promoting education in engineering and design for all ages. Learn more and read transcripts at Produced by Pius Wong, engineer, of Pios Labs ( This podcast is for educators, engineers, entrepreneurs, and parents interested in bringing engineering to younger… read more


SXSW EDU Uncensored: Full Recap

We recap the South by Southwest Education conference (SXSW EDU) in 2018 after it ends, talking about the reactions of attendees, educational technology, PBS, escape rooms, political visitors, the educational pipeline from industry on down to K-12, ideas for future SXSW events, and more.

Related to this episode:
• Scandinavian Airlines direct flight between Austin and Stockholm:
• The lingonberry:
• SXSW EDU (South by Southwest Education):
• SXSW EDU panel “Practitioner Perspective: Finding Edtech Efficacy”:
• Example research paper on an educational product (a K-12 engineering curriculum in this case):
• KIPP Chart School network:
• “What Matters for Charter Performance,” 2017 article from US News:
• PBS Kids apps:
• Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games, book available at SXSW book signing and online:
• Lead users, in business:
• Empathic lead user analysis:
• Stanford Design School escape room, Deeper Learning Puzzle Bus:
• Unity for Education, game design engine:
• Unreal Engine for Education:
• “How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive” from KQED:
• “Yes, and” game, similar to “Yes, I know”:
• “Reacting to Secretary DeVos at SXSW EDU,” article in Inside Higher Ed:
• “Betsy DeVos at SXSW EDU: ‘What Students Really Need Won’t Originate in Washington’,” article in EdSurge:
• “Betsy DeVos addresses education inequality during SXSW panel,” article in The Daily Dot:
• Panelpicker for next SXSW:
• “What does college and career readiness mean?” article from the Washington DC Superintendent of Education:
• “How to Prepare Kids for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet,” session at SXSW EDU:
• WeCreateEdu, a YouTube educational collaborative:
• The photo in this episode’s cover art was taken at the Austin Convention Center during SXSW EDU 2018. It shows a collaborative wall for attendees to write on and draw on during the conference.

Our closing music is “Yes And” by Steve Combs, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License:

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