This past week, The Eventzee Team (Dylan & Cody) headed down to the wonderful City of Austin, Texas for the 5th Annual iPadPalooza Conference.
IPadPalooza, deemed more of a learning festival than a conference, celebrates the cultural-shift iPads and similar devices have brought about in the education world. The event focused on creativity, social collaboration, engagement, and the compelling ways schools have integrated iPads into their classrooms and beyond.
As a sponsor of this year’s iPadPalooza Conference, Eventzee’s mobile based scavenger hunt app was used to host and run the APPmazing Race each day throughout the conference. We had a ton of players and teams from across the country compete in a variety of tasks in order to gain points and hopefully win some pretty sweet prizes. The teams did not disappoint and came ready to play each day. From costumed crusaders to high flying daredevils, the APPmazing Race players were all in it to win it.
Check out the gallery of photos here, but be warned there are a TON so it may take some time to load.
When it was all said and done, many teams and individuals walked away with iPad Pros, iPad Mini’s, YETI Gear, and an assortment of other incredible prizes all put together by Carl Hooker and the iPadPalooza Team. The Eventzee Team may not have walked away with any physical prizes, but we had an amazing time at the conference. We really enjoyed meeting many new people, taking selfies/giving out high fives, and showing off our awesome suits!
We would like to thank all of you who stopped by our booth, participated in the APPmazing Race, and those of you who talked to us just to find out where we got our suits from. It was an amazing week and we can’t wait to attend future iPadPalooza events.
Reach out to us if you’re interested in learning more about Eventzee or if you want to impress your Boss/Colleagues. Bring Eventzee to your campus for Professional/Staff Development, Orientations/Campus Tours, Gamifying Education in the Classroom, and much more. Email us at Eventzee@Munzee.com and a member of our team will be in touch to help you get everything going!
For those of you who attended iPadPalooza last week, we are offering 10% off of our services throughout the month of July 2016. And, if you’re active on social media, post about how you would use Eventzee at your campus/in the classroom, tag Eventzee, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for an Eventzee Scavenger Hunt valued at $500. Watch your emails to learn more!
Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.
Every student learns differently, but all can make use of the fun and unique learning experience of our Eventzee education program. Digital Scavenger Hunts combine effective use of technology with higher level questioning while engaging students in fun, creative ways.
Bring the classroom into the real world with Eventzee!
- Formative Assessment with instant feedback for teachers.
- Engages students in making real world connections to curriculum.
- Creates active learners.
Totally customizable, Eventzee combines creativity with active learning through scavenger hunts. Check out what people are saying about Eventzee!
Denton ISD | Event: Denton TIA “Technology In Action” Conference
Eventzee offered us another dimension of engagement with attendees at our technology conference. We were able to drive traffic to specific areas of focus at our conference, enhancing the experience for everyone involved.
We were also able to, through the use of photo scavenger hunts, gamify self-reflection about new learning by encouraging attendees to share their learning through pictures. That was a huge game-changer for some of our attendees.
– Ross Garison, Coordinator of Instructional Technology @ Denton ISD
Prosper ISD | Event: Multiple Events
Eventzee has been used in our 7th/8th grade ELAR classes as a semester review and to learn about an author’s life. It has also been used by our middle school Photojournalism classes as they learn about the different photo composition techniques.
Our Fashion Design and Marketing teacher used it on a field trip to North Park Mall to assess student’s learning in a real world environment. A 4th grade math teacher took his kids on a Division Hunt. 8th grade history used it to assess the understanding of the 7 principles of our Constitution. 7th grade ELAR took her kids on a mythology hunt.
Kids are engaged in higher level thinking skills as they connect their learning to real world examples. Teachers can provide instant feedback. It is a great formative assessment tool. Teachers can differentiate amount student or group submissions based on level of understanding.
– Michelle Phillips, M. Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist @ Reynolds Middle School, Prosper ISD
Region 10 | Event: 21st Annual Region 10 Technology Conference
The Eventzee Crew helped run the event since we had over 500 participants at the conference. They were an awesome crew with their fun, bright suits and amazing personalities! Our goal for this event was for our participants (Educators in the Region 10 ESC area in Texas) to have some fun mixed in with their full day of learning and for them to see how this type of technology integration could be used in the classroom.
From the feedback we received, many districts determined that Eventzee was something they could take back to their students and use in the classroom. Eventzee is a wonderful tool to use in both the classroom as well as a professional learning environment. Two thumbs up!!
– Lori Aden, Ed. D. Region 10 Distance Learning Consultant
Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do reach out to us at email@example.com.