We believe in finding and sharing the best iPad learning experiences.
What is iPadpalooza?
Making Learning Visible and Sharable
This two-day learning festival celebrates how iPad and other mobile devices continue to transform education. The event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement, and the innovative ways schools have integrated iPad and mobile devices into classrooms and enhanced student learning.
Keynote: Carl Hooker
Fresh off his wildly inspirational and popular Keynote at the TIES Conference in Minneapolis this winter, Carl is joining us to take our learning and collaboration to new levels with a blend of advice, fun, humor, and purpose. We are pleased that he will be back in Minnesota and joining us this year. Check out his books, too!
Gamify the Experience
This is a race where a team of 3 to 4 attendees complete a series of challenges throughout our event that capture the spirit of learning and flexibility of creating with iPad in the quest for amazing prizes and fun. Gather your teammates and fill out this submission form. Good luck!
Learnshops are 3 hour hands-on sessions designed to take a deeper dive into Finding Learning!
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
Coding on iPad - AM
iPad is an extraordinary tool for learning to code at any level. Experience how to get your students learning the basics of coding and creating in the the universal language of innovation.
Adobe Spark - AM
Led by Kari Gerhart
Adobe Spark is a suite of remarkable media creation apps that make everyone look like a professional designer. Explore the ins and outs of this intuitive software that will redefine how your communication looks and feels.
Seesaw: Learning Journal - AM
Led by Andy Leiser
Seesaw is a student-empowering learning journal that puts our learners in the driver's seat to creatively show what they know in a multitude of ways. Packed with phenomenal built-in tools, Seesaw is user-friendly and boosts communication between home and school.
Mobile Video Creation - PM
Led by Kathy Stalnaker
Capturing and sharing the story of schools is an important part of today's communication. It has never been easier to capture and create impressive videos that highlight, showcase, and promote the greatness happening daily.
Essential iPad Toolkit - PM
Led by Caroline Little
An introduction to the most powerful, flexible, and ubiquitous mobile device. Explore the ins and outs of iPad. Even experienced iPad users will find this session beneficial as we explore the hidden and not-so-hidden features of iPad.
Digital Projects for Maker Spaces - PM
Led by Mary Mehsikomer
Makers spaces go far beyond physical creation. Explore the digital side of makers spaces and learn how to bring a creative outlet to your students and staff.
Call for Proposals
Share your experience and expertise.
Present and Share
iPadpalooza is looking for exciting and inspiring speakers for our 3-day Learning Festival in Inver Grove Heights, on June 14th and 15th 2017. We can all learn from each other’s stories and experiences! Our call for proposals will open on March 1st and will remain open until April 31st. Before you fill out a proposal, here are a few nuggets of information that will help with this unique process.
Types of Sessions
Day one of iPadpalooza is comprised of six Learnshops. Extended times for the deepest learning and application. These sessions are intimate learning opportunities that are led by a select collection of educators including our three iPadpaloozaMN organizers.
A glorious hour of opportunity to share, create, and showcase your ideas for learning on iPad. Sessions should be a balance of delivery and hands-on learning. We love to see finished products, so be sure to encourage sharing with the #iplzamn hashtag.
Digital Poster Session
Ultra-casual time to showcase what you, your students, and/or your district is doing with iPad and mobile learning. We will have large flat-panel displays or iMacs for your dynamic and interactive presentations and tutorials (only eligible for discounted festival attendance)
Interested in sponsoring iPadPaloozaMN? - Help Us Help You
with pre-keynote feature and a booth in our flexible learning space
Financial or product donation (Macbook, iPad Pro)
Sponsorships should not be directly or indirectly related to E-rate procurement activities or decisions. Prize donations in the form of electronic equipment, such as laptops, cell phones, or computers, and sporting, musical, or playground equipment may be permissible if they can be said to benefit the school, school district, or library as a whole and broadly serve an educational purpose. These donations would be viewed, however, as violations if they violate the gift rule by having a specific purpose of influencing the E-rate competitive bidding process.