‘Iolani School’s innovative project-based programming and curriculum were on display as seventh and eighth grade Robotics II students, in support of another Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership class, designed and built quadcopters to collect water samples from various locations within the neighboring Ala Wai Canal for biology students’ research projects.
The Ala Wai Watershed Project
One exciting example of how ‘Iolani students are conducting real world research is the progress of the Ala Wai Watershed Project. The project was started in 2010 by beloved biology teacher Papa Jack Kay who recently retired after teaching at ‘Iolani for 50 years. Along with teacher Teresa Shimamoto and then students Iris Kuo ’12 […]
Design and Fabrication at ‘Iolani School
‘Iolani School students in one of the Wet Lab classes needed a way to photograph and analyze specimens under the microscope. But holding up their iPads and iPhones to take the photos proved to be ineffective and unwieldy. The Design and Fabrication class seized the opportunity to find a solution for their fellow classmates by […]
Student-Driven iPad Dream becomes iPad Reality at ‘Iolani School
What makes the story of ‘Iolani School’s One-to-One iPad Initiative inspiring is that the idea was completely student driven. In less than a year, the seed that three students planted has grown into an Initiative that puts iPads in the hands of 1,880 students in kindergarten to twelfth grade. In this video, you’ll meet Blake, […]