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Diana Agor Diana Agor
C. Jay Amaral C. Jay Amaral
Nanakuli students Nanakuli students

NANAKULI (HawaiiNewsNow) - "My dog at my homework" is no longer an excuse for incoming ninth graders at Nânâkuli High School. Some 160 freshmen at Nânâkuli High School are getting some high tech help with their schoolwork. Amy Kalili has more.

Ma ka wehena o kçia makahiki kula hou e ʻike ʻia ai nâ maka hou, nâ lumi papa hou, a no nâ haumâna o ka papa 9 o ke Kula Kiʻekiʻe o Nânâkuli, he mau kamepiula lawelima hou.

Back to school means new faces, new classrooms, and for freshmen at Nânâkuli High School, new laptops.

These students are now in the 21st century where they wake up to digital equipment – digital media, digital cell phones, digital laptops. And so why not offer them the tools that they are born with, that they have to live with not only today, but in the future?

Diana Agor

Director, Nânâkuli New Tech Academy

Maʻa wale nâ ʻôpio o kçia kenekulia i nâ ʻano mea ʻenehana like ʻole. A eho ka hoʻohana ʻia ma ke kula kekahi.

E lilo ana kçia mau kamepiula lawelima Toshiba he hoʻokahi hou aku ala e mâkaukau mai ʻia ai nâ haumâna, ʻaʻole hoʻi no ka ʻeʻe wale nô ma ka waihona Puke Alo, akâ no nâ haʻawina kula nô hoʻi.

These Toshiba laptops will help students stay connected, not just to Facebook, but to their homework.

It feels good, because I think it's gonna be good for our school, and we're gonna get a good education.

C. Jay Amaral

Freshman, Nânâkuli High School

Nui ka hauʻoli a he mea kâkoʻo maoli!

ʻO Nânâkuli a me Waiʻanae nâ kula kiʻekiʻe ʻelua wale nô ma ka paeʻâina e komo ana ma kçia papahana hou ʻo New Tech High.

Nânâkuli and Waiʻanae High Schools are joining the New Tech High Initiative.

I think for a lot of time, they've been short-changed. So I think we want to give them an opportunity to be more hands-on, to be more relevant.

(Diana)

He nele nô ma ia mau kula a he mea kçia e kâkoʻo nui ana iâ lâkou.

E hiki ana i nâ haumâna ke kiʻi i kâ lâkou mau haʻawina ma ka punaewele mai nâ pâhana i hoʻouka ʻia i laila na nâ kumu.

Students will complete web-based projects developed by their teachers.

We get to empower teachers and empower students to take control of their own learning and their own teaching.

(Diana)

He ala hoʻâmana kçia no nâ kumu a me nâ haumâna ma ke aʻo aku a aʻo mai.

Loiloi ʻia ka hana o nâ haumâna ma o ka hua o ka pâhana, e like me kekahi haʻiʻôlelo a pepa noiʻi paha, a ʻaʻole ma o ka hôʻike.

Performance is based on presentations or essays on the content, not just tests.

I think it's going to help me learn better, because I get to do my own work on my laptop.

(c. jay)

He kôkua iaʻu ma ke aʻo ʻoiai ma kaʻu kamepiula lawelima nô e hana ʻia ai.

We get to use technology as a tool to expand the classroom walls, outside the school, outside the state.

The boundaries are now limitless.

(Diana)

He mea ka ʻenehana e lilo ai nâ ʻano wahi like ʻole he pôʻaiapili aʻo.

ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.

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