Join Getting Smart at SXSWedu & SXSW Interactive


SXSWedu kicks off Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at the Hilton Downtown in Austin, Texas with keynotes by actor and director LeVar Burton, Pearson’s Chief Executive Marjorie Scardino, and United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Key sessions the Getting Smart team is interested in attending include:

  • Driving College Readiness: Technology at the Wheel
  • Implementing Open Education Resources in K12
  • How Digital Content Fosters Customized Learning
  • Are Students Leaving Us in the Digital Dust?
  • “Digilicious Apptivities” to Entice the Learner
  • Designing Online Interactives
  • Edtech Reporting: Why It Sucks and How to Fix It
  • Diversifying the Pipeline: STEM+Arts and Urban Culture
  • Using Technology to Make Learning Personal
  • Finding the Needle in the AppStack
  • Gaming: The Answer to Success in the Classroom
  • Game Design to Improve STEM Skills
  • Using Interactive Art to Enhance Math Education
  • eTextbooks are HOT! But *Still* Don’t Matter
  • Advancing K-12 STEM Education through Robotics

SXSWedu also features LAUNCHedu, which provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to publicly pitch their startup business concepts and products. After pitches and presentations, winners will be announced and awarded by the LAUCNHedu Advisory Board.

SXSW Interactive

SXSW Interactive begins March 9-13, 2012 in downtown Austin with keynotes from comedian Baratunde Thurston, anthropologist Amber Case, visionary Ray Kurzweil with writer Lev Grossman, and Code for America Executive Director Jennifer Pahlka.
Key sessions the Getting Smart team is interested in attending include:

  • Digital vs. Print: Storyboard to Digital Delivery
  • Formula1: Driving Global Technology & Innovation
  • How 21st Century Tools Are Disrupting Global Power
  • Wireless Wellness: App-tastic or Just Fun & Games?
  • Effective Social Media Presence in Higher Ed

The Getting Smart team, Caroline Vander Ark-Davis, Sarah Cargill, and Tom Vander Ark, will be covering SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive in Austin from March 6-12, 2012 on and Twitter at @Getting_Smart. Tune with us for the latest news and updates around innovations in learning.

Getting Smart Staff

The Getting Smart Staff believes in learning out loud and always being an advocate for things that we are excited about. As a result, we write a lot. Do you have a story we should cover? Email [email protected]

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