Tagged: iolani

Q&A: Minecraft in Education with Gabriel Yanaghiara

Minecraft is taking over the world, the collective obsession of millions of kids around the world. But unlike most video games, its quirky, blocky virtual world inspires creativity, and is an increasingly popular tool in the classroom. Minecraft certainly rules our family room, our middle child spending hours building massive 3-D structures...

Honolulu Mini Maker Faire

Honolulu Mini Maker Faire Returns

This Saturday brings one of the best geek events in town. The second annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire returns to the Sullivan Center at Iolani School. The call went out for makers in March, and they responded wholeheartedly. There will be three floors of hands-on exhibits, demonstrations, and opportunities to learn, create, and...

‘Iolani Fair a Fantastic Foodie Festival

In Hawaii, the food can make or break an event. So the menu is one key way that the upcoming 24th annual ‘Iolani School Fair sets itself above the usual carnival fare. The dishes being served up at the fair, which runs April 10 & 11 at the ‘Iolani School campus,...

Honolulu Mini Maker Faire by Burt Lum

Makers Wanted for Honolulu Mini Maker Faire

The second annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire is three months away, and organizers are putting out the call to Hawaii makers to participate. Like last year, the event will be held at ‘Iolani School’s Sullivan Center on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Who is a maker? Well, you could very well be one. Sure, 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...