Produced by Digital Promise.
Location: Maui,Kalama middle school.
Hawaiian immersion program.
Kumu (teacher) Kiani Yasak asked yourself, how do I promote nationhood while leveraging her connected iPads? This is brilliant because as a country, it's critical that we do what we can to preserve the qualities of life that make us different. We are a nation of varieties and this classroom really demonstrated how we can leverage the tools available to us today to preserve culture and promote nationhood for underrepresented groups. It's a powerful thing to have the right technology to support very clear learning goals like the one in this middle school.
Having access to a native Hawaiian dictionary, being able to use video and audio tools to capture a very visual and oral history and culture, Having a variety of stages to showcase but this new face of learning looks like is now at the fingertips of teachers like kumu Yasak. How can we engineer a process to preserve culture and promote nationhood. This hour and a half with beautiful these beautiful students and their amazing teacher made it simple for me to visualize the possibility.
We capture the story in such a small period of time. For two stories like this one in the future. Teams, think about how our families are using these types of technology to help them preserve their culture and celebrated and share with the world.
Thank you, Renee and Ali'i AND Kiani for being so inspirational!