Tagged: education

Geek Beat: Hour of Code

It’s Computer Science Education Week! This international celebration of computers and technology and STEM education brings a lot of great events to schools around the world, and in Hawaii. The “Hour of Code” brought me and my coworkers out to an elementary school in Kaneohe.

Jr. DevLeague Spring Break Camp at Mid-Pacific Institute

Summer School for Geeks

Summer is coming. Anyone with students in their life doesn’t need to be reminded, and while kids may be counting down the days to sleeping in and goofing off, many parents have other plans. On this morning’s Geek Beat segment on Hawaii News Now’s Sunrise morning show, Burt Lum and I...

Gencyber Hawaii

High School Cybersecurity Summer Camp Announced

Registration opened yesterday for GenCyber Hawaii, a free week-long summer camp for high school students and teachers focused on cybersecurity. Hardly a week goes by without news of a data breach, and there have been some very high-profile incidents in the past year, from Home Depot (which spent $43 million...

Hawaii State Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad State Finals on Saturday

When the Hawaii State Science Olympiad began more than a decade ago, only one school — Mililani High School — fielded a team. Now in its 11th year, this “academic track meet” has drawn over 100 teams and has engaged more than 2,000 students from elementary, middle and high schools from across the...

Deeper Learning Unconference

Unconference to Advance ‘Deeper Learning’ in Schools

On Saturday, educators will gather at Mid-Pacific Institute to discuss “deeper learning” practices in the classroom: ways to motivate and challenge students to communicate, collaborate, and apply what they have learned in different ways. The half-day event will be an “unconference,” and is being organized by the Deeper Learning Hawaii Network. I’m a fan of...

E-Waste Recycling Next Week

E-Waste Recycling Next Week

Whether you’re a geek with a packrat streak or an organization with a closet full of old computers, next week brings a valuable opportunity to safely and responsibly dispose of your unwanted electronics — free of charge. The University of Hawaii is hosting its “Biennial Education & Government eWaste Disposal Days.”...

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

Sci-Tech Day Offers Alternative to Furlough Friday

The state’s “Furlough Friday” calendar has locked Hawaii students out of classrooms and created the shortest school year in the nation. But this Friday, April 30, middle school students (in grades 6th through 8th) have a unique opportunity to continue learning, and expand their familiarity with science and technology, through...

Online Hawaii School Guide Launched

Online Hawaii School Guide Launched

After eighteen months of research, development, and plain hard work, local entrepreneur Evan Leong today launched the Hawaii School Guide. It’s intended to be a comprehensive education resource, offering information on over 800 schools (extending far beyond the 300 schools covered by the Hawaii state Department of Education website). Burt...

New ‘Feed Me!’ iPhone App for Kids

New ‘Feed Me!’ iPhone App for Kids

After months of work, and weeks of tweaks and waiting, Honolulu-based Edutainment Resources Inc. today announced the availability of its full PencilBot-Kids line of “Feed Me!” apps in the iTunes App Store [iTunes Link]. “Feed Me!” is directed at preschoolers, and focuses on numbers, colors, and shapes. Given ERI’s expertise...

VEX Robotics Championship

VEX Robotics Championship

Hawaii’s first international scholastic robotics competition will be held this week at the Hawaii Convention Center. The Pan Pacific VEX Championship Tournament is bringing 84 middle and high school teams from Hawaii, California, and China to compete on Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. The teams will be separated...

Guy Kawasaki on Hawaii Education, Rail Plan

Guy Kawasaki on Hawaii Education, Rail Plan

Hawaii’s best chance at success comes from education rather than special funds and tax credits, according to renowned venture capitalist and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki. He also expressed exasperation over Honolulu’s rail transit plan, and appreciation for the work of L.P. “Neenz” Faleafine, who works with him on running...