No, “Jeep” is not a web 2.o application. Jeep is our sound man and musician extraordinaire. He is featured on David Warlick’s latest post:

David Warlick, Will Richardson, and Jeep share a laugh during an early morning sound check. Jeep’s blog can be found at: 

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Mahalo from Dean

Aloha e Conference Participants:

Mahalo for joining us at this year’s KS Ed Tech Conference. We hope the conference exposed you to new thoughts and ideas, inspired you to embrace the tools of the read write web, and started you thinking about the road ahead – a road that David Warlick referred to as unpredictable? Good luck to you as you start blogging, podcasting, twittering and creating your very own personal learning networks. Remember what Will Richardson said, you have to learn about, adopt and use these tools before you can effectively teach and apply them with your students.

We will be updating our conference blog over the next few weeks so please be sure to check back often. Better yet, practice your RSS skills and subscribe to our blog to have the latest information pushed to you. Your thoughts, reflections and insights are important to us, so please post comments on our blog. And, most of all, please remember to fill out conference evaluations for each of the sessions you attended as well as the overall conference evaluation. You can access the online evaluation at:

For those who registered for the conference but were unable to attend, we hope to see you next year.

By the way, did you remember to email your partner from yesterday to share what you committed to doing? ☺


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Will Richardson’s Ustream.TV Channel

View Dean Tomita’s introduction and David Warlick’s keynote session on Weblogg-ed TV. Here’s the link:

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David’s 2¢? Priceless….

An excerpt from David Warlick’s blog:

“First of all, I want to say out loud how much I enjoyed the EdTech conference in Honolulu, and not so much for the obvious reasons. Much more because of the genuine and constant kindness that was shared by everyone. The hospitality that I received there, and everywhere I went in Honolulu warmed my soul.”

Click on link to read the entire post.

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Please Continue….

those online conversations on this blog. The conference has ended ONLY in physical space….

Also, please complete your online evaluations. We would like to study them and use your feedback & input to design a better conference experience for next year.


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Mahalo to all of the speakers, volunteers, and especially the participants, for a wonderful experience.

Aloha and A Hui Hou.

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The Road Ahead….

Mark Standley closed our conference with a thoughtful afternoon keynote. What will our schools look like years from now?

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Online Evaluations


The online conference evaluations are operational. Please complete the evaluations. We truly appreciate your feedback, comments, & suggestions. Thanks so much!


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Day 2

David Warlick is giving his keynote right now, 8:35 a.m. (Hawaii Standard Time.) The audience is loving it….

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Updates of Breakout Descriptions

Nuts & Bolts of Blogs & Blogging
Gayla Traylor, Kamehameha Schools Teacher
Andy Chung, Kamehameha Schools Teacher

Free online blog tools for the enhancement and interactivity of online conversations and communication.

L.P. Neenz Faleafine, Online Editor for Alltop, Truemorist for Truemors

Nononina is the company that owns Truemors and Alltop. The CEO of
Nononina is former Apple Fellow at Apple Communications, managing
director of Garage Technology Ventures, world renown author and
speaker, Guy Kawasaki. Alltop is a “digital magazine rack” that takes
the “aggravation out of aggregation.” It’s the starting point for
information on a variety of topics.

Sprout Builder Widgets for Lessons, School Websites, and More
Austin N., Sprout Inc.

Sprout Builder allows anyone to create Rich Multimedia Content (a.k.a.
Flash widgets). Use Sprout Builder in your school as coursework (e.g.
digital media, web design, etc.). Or allow faculty, administration, or
student activities clubs to create content for your school’s website…
and if the content ever needs updating, changes made through Sprout
Builder will automatically update it.
You’ll never have to bug your web-master for updates again! Create
interactive Video, Slideshows, display RSS feeds, Surveys, Signup forms,
Fundraisers, Maps, Calendars and more.

Gabriel Alisna, Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama, Speech Department Co-Director

ThinkQuest inspires students to think, connect, create, and share. Students work in teams to build innovative and educational websites to share with the world. Along the way, they learn research, writing, teamwork, and technology skills.

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Don’t forget….

1. Your booklet.

2. Your name badge.

3. Your raffle ticket.

4. Your laptop.

5. Your enthusiasm.

6. And….a warm jacket might be a good plan. I’m considering mittens…. 🙂

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Schedule Updates for Tuesday


There are two updates for Breakout Session 6, 1:15-2:15 p.m. on Tuesday:

Austin N. w/ Sprout Builder will be in Room 3.

Gayla Traylor and Andy Chung, “Nuts & Bolts of Blogs & Blogging” will be in Room 10.


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Blast Off!!

Kukulu Kaiaulu got off to an incredible start this morning with Will Richardson’s keynote. Many teachers were in awe of what they learned today.

A big mahalo to all of the breakout presenters. We are looking forward to a fantastic Day 2!

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Conference Set Up is Complete!

Phew! We can hardly wait till tomorrow! We are ready to rock & roll!

Please view our Flickr photostream for a behind-the-scenes look….

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David Warlick Blogs About Our Conference

Good stuff!

Please visit:

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An Email from Manchester, CT

“I know nothing about who or what you are.
Browsing through the Sprout website I went to your site
edtechconfrence (kukulu kaiaulu 2.0), I believe to see examples of
multiple pages.

Once there I simply clicked on the schedule tab.

Wow… by going through your schedule items and reading the
abstracts I discovered 22 references to Web apps I did not know
about. This astounded me. Whoever you are, or what ever your
organization you should be commended for forging such a provocative
program. How interesting that my personal interest in Sprout
technology brought me into your site’s promotion of pedagogy on the
same, and very similar, yet diverse subjects. Very well done, I’ll
bet your participants loved it! Mahalo!

I am a fifty seven year old student of the new and bold, have a
degree in Business (Lewis & Clark ’79, Portland) and happen to be
very interested in bringing my video and web experience into my
community schools.”

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David Warlick has graciously set up a hitchhikr site for our conference. It’s a great way to track the conference (or for your friends and colleagues to track the conference remotely.) Tag your Flickr photos, blog posts, and YouTube videos with “kukulukaiaulu2.0” or “edtechconf” and they will be displayed on the hitchhikr site. Please visit:

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Flickr Photostream


Our Flickr photostream is ready to go. Take pictures at the conference and upload them to your personal Flickr account. Tag your photos with “edtechconf” and they will appear in the slide show on the Flickr Stream page of our blog. Cool!

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EdTech Conference Announcement

An announcement of our EdTech Conference was recently made on Ning Classroom 2.0.

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Wireless high-speed internet access will be provided at the conference. Please bring your laptops. Mahalo!

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From Wikispaces to Web 2.0: KS conference focuses on integrating technology into the classroom

Technology is transforming education. Teachers have access to more high-tech tools, mediums and methods than ever before – and children are reaping the benefits.

KS is taking a leadership role in education technology by sponsoring Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2.0: Building Global Communities. The Kamehameha Schools Education Technology Conference is open to public and private school educators and is slated for June 9-10, from 7:30-4:30 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.

“In the past, many technology conferences focused on technology and not as much on how to effectively use technology in the classroom,” said Director or Education Technology Services Dean Tomita.”This conference focuses on technology integration and covers everything from Wikispaces to Web 2.0.”

According to Tomita, educators will get much more out of the conference than a new set of technology tools. “One of the biggest advantages of the conference is that it will allow teachers, administrators and technology leaders to network and share ideas,” he said

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Kamehameha’s Education Technology Conference Breakout Sessions

Registration Site:

There’s still time to register for our 3rd Annual Kamehameha Education Technology Conference that will take place at the Neal Blaisdell Center on June 9-10, 2008!

This year, our focus is on Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0 Applications in the Classroom. In addition to our internationally renowned keynote speakers,
and DAVID WARLICK, we have a great line up of local speakers that will be sharing classroom strategies and experiences for integrating new technologies.

A sampling of sessions:

Virtual Strategies and Distance Learning
Dorothy Hirata, KS Director of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning
Kelly Dukelow, KS-Maui Manager of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning
Christy Sato, KS Instructional Designer of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning
Clinton Iwami, KS Instructional Designer of Virtual Strategies / Distance Learning

Interested in motivating our net generation students? Join us in this session to learn about a variety of online resources and technology tools our distance learning team have found useful and available at your fingertips to integrate into your classroom. In this session, we will also be sharing with you some exciting Kamehameha Schools distance learning programs available to educators, high school students and adults.

Voicethread and Wikispaces
Liana Iaea Honda, KS-Hawaii Technology Teacher
Cathy Ikeda, KS-Hawaii English Teacher

In this presentation, KSH teachers will share their experiences with Web 2.0, specifically using VoiceThread and Wikispaces. As we all strive to meet the needs of our 21st century learners, we are focused on creating authentic assignments for a real audience: the world. What did we learn as educators? What did our students learn as producers of text? And how might you use VoiceThread and Wikispaces with your students, no matter what the age.

TeacherTube Student Projects
Julia Ringgold, Holy Nativity School Computer Specialist

This presentation will take us through the entire process of creating a video project with an Apple computer to broadcast on TeacherTube using the following software: Pages, Safari, GarageBand, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, QuickTime, TeacherTube, and YouTube.

Introduction to Web 2.0
Alan Tamayose, KS Instructional Technology Specialist

Are you a web 2.0 newbie? You’ve come to the right place. This session will give you an overview of essential web 2.0 apps for teachers, students, and everybody else. Find out what’s “out there” and how this next generation of web tools can revolutionize your teaching and learning.

Other session topics include:

• Podcasting with Don Zundel (Apple Computer)
• iCan Café with Liz Castillo & Renee Teraoka (KMS Technology Specialists)
• JEM Project with Sheryl Kahue (KES Teacher) & Hillary Spitzer (Buckingham Friends School Teacher)
• Garageband with Ken Makuakane (Hoku Award Winner)
• Blogs with Andy Chung (KES Teacher)
• Emerging Issues, Tools, and Trends with Mark Hines (Mid-Pacific Institute Technology Coordinator)
• Jot & Evernote with Judith Beaver (Punahou Director of Instructional Technology)
• Celtx Program with Sean Malinger (Hawai‘I Baptist Academy Technology Teacher)

Sign up today!

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Kukulu Kaiaulu 2.0 – Kamehameha’s Education Technology Conference 2008

Please plan to join us Monday, June 9 – Tuesday, June 10, 2008, for our Kükulu Kaiaulu (Building Global Communities) Education Technology Conference. This year’s conference will again feature internationally known and respected leaders in the field of education technology. This is a chance to hear speakers who have inspired educators around the world to effectively use technology as a tool for enhancing teaching and learning. By attending the conference you will gain a perspective on the impact of technology in education today, as well as participate in practical, hands-on activities that will prepare you to effectively integrate technology into your curriculum.
Registration will be taken on a first come first served basis and spaces are sure to fill up fast. The cost for the two day conference is as follows:

Non-KS Faculty and Staff: $100
KS Faculty and Staff: $50

More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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KS Ed Tech Conference…Reserve these dates: June 9-10, 2008

Please mark your calendars for the KS Ed Tech Conference: Kūkulu Kaiaulu 2008 which will be held June 9-10 on Oahu. Will Richardson will be one of our featured presenters. Will is “Learner in Chief” at Connective Learning and the author of the recently released Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms published by Corwin Press. If you’ve never heard Will present before, you won’t want to miss this oportunity to hear one of the foremost experts in the area of blogs, wikis and podcasts.  Please check back in January for more information about the conference. Please contact Dean Tomita if you have any questions.

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