Kilohana Moves Forward In Technology
Kilohana School News Release
After receiving a Strive HI Award last year from the Hawaii Department of Education for gains in math, the staff of Kilohana School decided to invest in computers for all of the school’s students. Although Kilohana upgraded its computer lab several years ago, Principal Richard Stevens expressed a sentiment that was shared by the staff.
“In a continuing effort to see that our students have the necessary tools for succeeding in today’s classroom and in the future, we need to get computers in the hands of students on a daily basis,” he said.
To meet this challenge, Chromebook laptops were purchased for every student in third to sixth grade. Mr. Stevens further stated that, “Along with our current computer inventory, this new procurement will provide one computer for every child in the school.”
When students were surveyed about how they viewed the new computers many stated that the Chromebooks were faster, lighter and easier to use in the classroom because of their size.
“Having access to computers in the classroom for every student provides the opportunity to individualize student instruction,” said sixth grade teacher Lisa Palmer of the opportunities the new technology offers teachers. “Computers can be used for remediation or project based learning – meeting the needs of all learners.”