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The K12 Engineering Education Podcast

113 EpisodesProduced by Pios LabsWebsite

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


Gaming Culture for Computer Science and Engineering Education

How can we harness the power of games for education? In Part 1 of the episode, the podcast explores how the PAX South 2017 gaming conference inspired ideas in better engineering education. In Part 2, we hear from two team members of TEALS, a group supported by Microsoft Philanthropies that was also at PAX. TEALS has been around since 2009, matching volunteer CS professionals with K-12 teachers in schools and developing CS curricula. John Jannone and Brett Wortzman from TEALS explained how they already use games to teach computer science to K-12 students. They discuss how to use game design, content creation, and play to achieve student learning objectives.

Mentioned in this episode:
• TEALS at Microsoft:
• Apply to be a volunteer for TEALS:
• PAX South video game conference:
• Convert:
• Happy Chess:
• Pixel RU Squared:
• Bullet journal method:
• Descendants of Erdrick band:
• Video of full talk, courtesy of Karsten Sethre and audio tech Josef:
• TED talk from Daphne Bavalier “Your brain on video games”:
• Meta analysis on games and learning by Douglas Clark:
• Civilization (“Civ”) game:
• Portal 2 game:
• Minecraft Forge modding package:
• Grudgeball review game:
• Settlers of Catan tabletop game:
• Angry Birds game:
• Lightbot game:
• TED talk from Jane McGonigal “Gaming can make a better world”:
• TEALS Intro to CS curriculum gitbook:

Our closing music is from "Late for School" by Bleeptor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution License: Subscribe and find more podcast information at: The K12 Engineering Education Podcast is a production of Pios Labs:

Check out the book and ebook “Engineer’s Guide to Improv and Art Games” by Pius Wong, on Amazon, Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, and other retailers:

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