In October we hosted an Apptoberfest at each of our feeder system high schools. The idea was to allow our students and teachers to share some of the ways the ipads were being used and invite parents and community members. We hosted the event at our high schools on the same night district-wide. Think science fair but with ipads.
First we explained the event to our principals and tech leaders at each school and sent this Save the Date flyer to share online and print in poster size.
That evening we had four tables per school set up and each school decided on how to decorate. Along with two of my high school advocates I set up and ran an ipad parent playground where we had a technology Kahoot game running all night using ipads from our elementary carts. Each of the three instructional technologists had our own children illustrate the sign for that table. I used research on the history of technology to create the questions for the game.
The night went really well. I wasn't sure what to expect for parent turn out because Fall Carnivals were around the same time and other community events, but I was pleasantly surprised. An interesting bonus was that administrators and teachers visited other school's tables and learned from each other.
Have you ever done something similar? I would love to hear about your event.