Sir Ken Robinson
Book: The Element (Audio Version)
Book: Out of Our Minds (Audio Version)
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.
Founder & Brand Futurist, Play Big Inc
With a passion for seeing the potential in everything, Nancy is a brand futurist and global speaker with a drive to help iconic organizations and bold leaders transform to meet the expectations ahead. Sitting at the intersection of cultural, demographic and values trends, she naturally weaves ideas and strategies together to help others create and contribute to the biggest, brightest path forward. Founding TEDxAustin and working with brands as diverse as Nestlé, Acumen, Sprint and Energizer, Nancy is excited to be leading the expansion strategy for HATCH, an organization dedicated to uniting innovators to hatch a better world.
Architect | Designer | Filmmaker | Video Artist | Creative Director
Jeff is a designer. He masterfully leverages the synergy between anthropology, sociology, and storytelling to create design and environments, which both amplify and shape how we feel and how we act. Jeff believes that each project has a unique purpose and story and that the narrative is the thread that weaves strategy, information, space, and interactions together to become the foundation for profound experiences. This, expressed purposefully and viscerally, is design.
He uses space, material and image, sound and light, and technology as his tools to craft atmospheres and experiences that engage each user in purposeful, distinct, and unexpected ways. His works are systemic in view, intentional in purpose, and visceral in experience.
Book: “iPad in Education for Dummies“
Sam has been leading technology applications in business and education for over 25 years. He is recognized as a prominent expert on technology and educational reform and speaks at educational conferences both nationally and internationally.
Sam has been very active in promoting the use of mobile technology in education and has consulted with small schools all the way up to districts and even governments. Most recently, Sam was invited to personally consult with the Prime Minister of Greece about the use of mobile education in their country’s education system.
Sam is the author of the recently released “iPad in Education for Dummies” book published by Wiley Press. He also founded and manages the very popular iPads in Education Ning community website – www.ipadeducators.ning.com – that has a membership of many thousands of educators worldwide.
Bio: Felix Jacomino is passionate about authentically engaged students. Since teachers are the ones who help stoke excitement and creativity, he also believes it has never been a more exciting time to be a great educator. Project based learning, 21st Century Skills, and Mobile Learning are a way of life at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, FL, a 1:1 iPad school supported by a team of three Technology Innovators, where Felix has been Director of Technology for the past 5 years.
App: TechChef4U App
Bio: Lisa has 12 years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development and creating and presenting workshops. Author of the TechChef4u blog & app, Lisa shared her app-thusiasm for iLearning at multiple conferences including Mobile 2012, TCEA, ISTE, FETC, iPad Palooza, and Australia’s Slide2Learn.
Her love for “cooking up” technology integrated lessons, the need for a creative & productive outlet, and a social/collaborative venue led her to create the TechChef4u blog in early May of 2011 and launch TechChef4u in 2012 as an educational entity supporting and promoting purposeful and engaging integration of mobile devices at home and in the iClassroom. As a CEO and Founder of TechChef4u, she wants to share these digital dishes with the world. Other TechChef4u delectable digital delights are the TechChef4u app, “Hot Apps 4 HOTS” iBook, and “Appy Hours 4 U” podcast.
The next chapter for Lisa Johnson came when she accepted a job as an Ed Tech for a K-12 1:1 iPad district in Austin and shortly thereafter was named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013.
The Mumford & Sons song, “Awake Your Soul,” says it best, “Where you invest your love, you invest your life.”
Bio: Derek Keenan is a teacher and technologist at Nose Creek Elementary School in Airdire, Alberta. For over eight years, Derek’s passion for combining technology and education has supported thousands of educators across North America in ensuring technology is paired with effective pedagogy for learning. As a High School English teacher he won several grants, initiated 1-1 iPod and iPad projects and founded a blog at www.developingeducation.ca to support teachers in blending pedagogy and technology. Currently Derek is researching technology leadership in education, and is a co-moderator of the weekly #ntchat on Twitter.
As an international speaker, Derek has worked with Administrators, Schools, and individual teachers to bring their visions of effective technology and learning to fruition using highly focused, research-based principles. He is excited to bring his learning to iPadpalooza!