Hawai’i Campus Tech Slam

Flew over to the Big Island on Thursday to present at the KS Hawai’i Tech Slam 2013. It was an amazing event and a great success!

The day started off at Ken’s House of Pancakes. The food was ono, and the service was friendly. I went for the homemade corned beef hash. Winnahs….

After touring the campus, we attended the high school’s assembly on internet safety featuring comedian Josh Gunderson. He received a standing ovation.

After school, some of the team went to go exercise. Some of us went to “holoholo” around Hilo Town. Here we are entering the Sig Zane store. We also went to Big Island Candies.

After checking into the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, we strolled around Liliʻuokalani Gardens.

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

For dinner, we went to Lucy’s and had a blast. The burritos were the size of footballs. @joshgunderson joined us for dinner and pointed out that one of our teammates resembled the actor Wil Wheaton. That set off a night of hilarity.

On the way back to the hotel, we stopped along the road to listen to the coquí frogs.

Friday was the Tech Slam. The keynote speaker was Angela Maiers. The KS Hawai’i EdTech team did an awesome job! Every detail from the name tags, to the presentations, to the makana, were well thought out and well done.

So blessed to be a part of this amazing team. And so blessed to call them my friends. Mahalo.

Maui Tech Slam

Our KS EdTech Team was blessed to take part in today’s Maui Campus Technology Slam. Woke up before the crack of dawn to catch our flight. Here’s the view on Haleakala Highway headed upcountry.

The Maui campus is beautiful. Click here to take the virtual tour.

Our keynote speaker was David Warlick. He is one of my very favorite presenters in the field of education technology. I first saw him at ISTE in New Orleans. He is the authority on PLNs (Personal Learning Networks.) So it was quite the shock when he walked in on my breakout session on PLNs.

So I unleashed my Superman outfit and did my best. Haha….

Our teammates on Maui did an outstanding job of planning and coordinating. It was a huge success!

It’s a blessing to serve on such an extraordinary team. Imua.

Hawai’i Tech Slam

Our Education Technology Services Team flew up to the Hawai’i Campus for the first Tech Slam of the year. It was a huge success, thanks to the coordination of Ellen and the leadership of Darrin and Mimi. It was a tremendous day. Click on the link to learn more.

I was able to give a presentation in one of the breakout sessions. It was nice to partner with our Distance Learning Team. It was especially nice to reconnect with Mark Standley, who is a great friend and mentor.

Looking forward to our next slam at the Maui Campus in October….