iPadpalooza 2014 has ended

iPadpalooza is a three-day event held at Westlake High School in Austin, TX.  This learning festival is a celebration of the cultural-shift the iPads have brought about in education and the world.  This event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and the compelling ways schools have integrated iPads into their classrooms.  This year we will also premiere our “iLead Academy” which will take place on June 17th (8:30-4:00) and is focused on helping campus and district leadership thrive in a mobile learning environment.

The festival will start on the evening of June 17th at 6:30pm (registration opens at 4:00pm) and end on June 19th and will feature amazing speakers from all over the world, lots of live music and of course, food trailers. Please note there will be limited seating to this event and the iLead Academy.

iPadpalooza…It’s not a conference, it’s a learning festival!

Thursday, June 19 • 8:30am - 9:50am
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This year the Schulich School of Education provided all pre-service teachers with an iPad mini. Unfortunately, it is not enough to provide the mobile technologies to pre-service teachers, rather they must be able to use technology “to learn content and skills, so that they know how to learn, think critically, solve problems, use information, communicate, innovate, and collaborate” (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2006, p. 11). Pre-service teachers are charged with the daunting task of teaching content, managing classroom environments and seamlessly integrating technology into their curriculum. However, many pre-service teachers are unsure of how to effectively use technology in their classroom practice to enhance teaching and learning (Seo, 2010). Further, as Lambert & Cuper (2008) have suggested, “Preparation of tomorrow’s teachers does not depend solely on how well emerging technologies are incorporated into college coursework; instead, it rests on how well incoming teachers are taught to leverage the technologies to help their students develop these same skills” (p. 265). This presentation not only examines the barriers encountered when integrating iPads into a course, but also provides a hands-on demonstration of how iPads were integrated into a variety of courses, including special education, social studies, and language arts.


Tina Benevides

Dr. Benevides is an assistant professor and teaches full-time in a Bachelor of Education program in the areas of literacy, methods, and social studies. This year, Dr. Benevides was named an Apple Distinguished Educator and in this role, she is part of a global community of education... Read More →


Thursday June 19, 2014 8:30am - 9:50am
Room 274

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