Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s already time to “wrap-up” iPadpalooza 15! The last time I was here was in 2013, and I was amazed at the sheer talent of the Twittersphere that showed up, as well as the mass of educators–including 43 from my own school district–to worship in iPadlooza Kingdom Hall at the feet of the Grandmaster, Carl Hooker! It was an awesome show, and it’s not over yet. One day remains.
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There’s no doubt that iPadpalooza easily rivals any other state conference in Texas, including TCEA…not necessarily in numbers, or crowd-size, but in innovation. While I was impressed to see TxCTO Clinic 2015 last week modeling some impressive “conference strategies,” it’s clear that everyone has a lot to learn from how iPadpalooza has been organized.
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From 15 minute quick presentations, video wrap-ups at the end of each day that are played at the start of the next, the use of EventBrite (although I liked Sched.org more) to garner tickets, and EventMobi, there are many innovations. For example, the MiniKeynote on Day 2 was inspired, a way to cram awesome speakers and thinkers into their respective 3 minute slots.
Here is a round-up of my blog posts featuring sessions at iPadpalooza15. My thanks go out to the organizers, the people who presented, and my school district for supporting so many educators:
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Starting Keynote for Day 2 – MiniKeynotes
- Ending keynote for Day 2 – Guy Kawasaki
- iPhone App: Building Apps without Coding using Xcode
- iPad Stop-Motion
- iPads and 3D Printing
- AppSmashing eBooks with Book Creator
- Day 3
By the way, since I must tweak the nose of my esteemed friends at Apple, all audio recordings and notes, blog posts were made using a Chromebook and Android phone. In fact, I didn’t bring my iPad to the show on Day 2 (although I will have it with me on Day 3!).