iPadpalooza 2014 Highlights #iplza14

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This year’s iPadpalooza “festival of learning” was a real treat.  How can anyone summarize in a blog post what it was like to be there? Thankfully, we have #iplza14 on Twitter to help us all reminisce, and to help you gain insight even if you were only there in spirit.


Sharing what you’re passionate about isn’t always pretty. However, my childhood orthodontist would be pleased.

While I didn’t attend the entire iLead Academy on Day 1, I had the chance to represent Hill Country Middle School at a “poster session” prior to the opening keynote from *THE* Sugata Mitra.  It’s always fun to connect with educators in person with whom I’ve connected only virtually prior.  For me, conferences learning festivals such as iPadpalooza have become less about the session titles and more about spending time hearing from educators whose work I follow, respect, and admire.

Here are a few examples of those great professionals.  Check out session resources (select the plus sign nubbins), and be intentional about getting connected with them.  Follow the #iplza14 story, as well as the highlights in my own Storify below. Thanks to all who were involved in the iPadpalooza #bigdeal ideas… all the way down to the tiniest details involved in planning this fantastic event.  And while you’re at it, mark your calendars for June 23-25, 2015!

P.S. Don’t miss the formative assessment resources from my own #iplza14 session, posted in the ThingLink below.  Thanks to all who came!



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