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We’d like to congratulate all of our video contest winners who won free passes to this year’s iPadpalooza. We have decided to leave the contest open until May 19th for those of you hoping to still get a last minute FREE ticket now that the schedule is out. For more details click here:
Here is one of the winning video entries from the first round from Jake Duncan (@duncanbilingual) who set the bar high with this entry:
Here’s the link to all of the amazing sessions happening at this year’s iPadpalooza.
All told, there are over 100 sessions, 6 bands, hundreds of apps, and lots of food trucks. If you plan on attending, create a profile and choose the sessions you most want to see so we can make sure they are in the right rooms to accomodate! Some other cool features of this scheduling site, on the right hand side you’ll notice an “Apps” link where you can sort sessions based on the apps taught in them. You can also search by tags, so for example, if you are a middle school teacher, you can use the “6-8″ tag and see all the sessions that cover your grade level area.
Tags available to search: PreK-Early Childhood, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Higher Ed, Library Media, Administrator, Organization, App Development, Art, Film, Music, English Language Arts, Foreign Languages, Gifted and Talented, Humanities, Math, Presentation Tools, Professional Development, Project Based Learning, Robotics, Science, STEM, Secondary, Special Education, Student Curation & Techie
Stay tuned and check back with the site on Monday as we’ll be linking up our full schedule for this year’s event. All told there will be over 100 sessions this year!
Miss out on attending this year’s iPadpalooza? Here’s a second chance for you to get in. We’ll pick the top 10 video submissions and award registration scholarships to attend for FREE!
- No purchase necessary
- Must be 18 years or older to enter
- Any one in the video less than 18 must have parental consent to participate
- Entries must be submitted by 11:59pm CST on Sunday, May 5th.
- Only one video submission allowed per entrant.
- Submitted videos must be no longer than 60 seconds.
- All material in the video must not violate any copyrights.
- The video must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, defamatory, slanderous or libelous. Such videos will be rejected for submission into this contest.
- Submittal of video acts as permission for playback on iPadpalooza website and big screen prior to Keynote speaker.
Criteria for choosing winners:
- Contains reference to Sir Ken Robinson and/or his thoughts on school reform and creativity
- High quality of images, content and sound
- Bonus points for time under 60 seconds. (30 seconds ideal submission length)
- Humorous and entertaining
- iPadpalooza mentioned or represented in the video
- Video must be uploaded to YouTube and then link sent. We will not accept video files.
- Email YouTube link to iPadpalooza@gmail.com with “Video Contest” in the subject line.
- Please include name, district/company, and contact information should you be selected.
- Winners and losers will be notified on May 7th.
Submissions due 11:59PM CST on Sunday, May 5th!
Did you miss out on registering for iPadpalooza this year? We’ve received a lot of feedback from people that didn’t get registered for this year’s festival in time and really want to come. Tomorrow we’ll be launching our iPadpalooza “2nd Chance” Video Contest where we will be giving away 10 free registrations for this year’s iPadpalooza!
Check back on the site tomorrow for official rules and submission guidelines.
- iPadpalooza Mgmt
It’s official! We have officially reached capacity and sold out! This is very exciting and we still have 2 and 1/2 months to go. Thanks to all of you that have registered. This year will be epic because of you!
For those of you that didn’t get in….stay tuned….there may be an online contest for an extra couple of spots.
Starting Friday, we’ll begin to reveal those featured iPresenters on this page and ramp up your excitement for the coming event. There are still a few seats left but we have almost hit our cap, so register today!
In this new mobile world, schools have an opportunity to truly personalize the learning experience for each and every student. When it comes to the ideology around both personalized learning and fostering creativity, one person comes to mind as a true champion for these beliefs in education: Sir Ken Robinson. We are pleased to announce that Sir Ken will kick off this year’s iPadpalooza as our keynote speaker on June 18th.
If you haven’t had the opportunity, please view a couple of our favorite Sir Ken TED talks we’ve posted here:
An RSA Animate version of his talk on Changing Education Paradigms:
And this one on how schools kill creativity:
June 18th can’t come soon enough!
Thanks to fellow i’Paloozer Lisa Johnson (@techchef4u) for the inspiration for this poster. Our keynote speaker’s head will be revealed on March 1st!
To all of you hoping to attend iPadpalooza at the early registration price of $175, you have until midnight on Feb. 28th. On March 1st the regular registration price of $230 dollars kicks in. We’ll also be announcing our keynote speaker and some other surprises so sign up soon!
Districts wishing to sign up via PO will want to start that process no later than Tuesday, Feb. 25th if you want to guarantee the Early Bird price as it takes a few days to get districts set up in our system. Please email iPadpalooza@gmail.com if you wish to pay this route.
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