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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!

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Tuesday, June 17 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Opening Session & Keynote with Sugata Mitra LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for our iPadpalooza opening session and keynote with Sugata Mitra!  We'll be attempting to set a Guiness World Record during this opening session before Professor Mitra's talk so be sure to be in your seats when it kicks off. 

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in the UK and previously a Visiting Professor at MIT in the US. He was recently described by The Times newspaper as a “Global Education Superstar”. In 2013 Sugata won TED Global and received US$1million towards his wish to build a school in the clouds. Sugata works in the areas of Cognitive Science, Information Science and Educational Technology.
In 1999, Sugata dug a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in Delhi, installed an internet-connected PC, and left it there (with a hidden camera filming the area). What they saw were kids from the slum playing around with the computer and in the process learning how to use it and how to go online, and then teaching each other. In the following years they replicated the experiment in other parts of India, urban and rural, with similar results, challenging some of the key assumptions of formal education. The “Hole in the Wall” project demonstrates that, even in the absence of any direct input from a teacher, an environment that stimulates curiosity can cause learning through self-instruction and peer-shared knowledge.

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Performing Arts Concert Hall

Attendees (258)