Apple - Punahou School
Students at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, use Mac notebooks to research class assignments and show results in ways they never could before.
At Punahou School — an independent K-12 college preparatory day school founded in 1841 by Congregational missionaries — no tradition is more honored than purposeful reinvention. Located in lower Manoa Valley, a residential area in the city of Honolulu, Hawaii, the school is famous for innovation and progressive educational thinking.
In 1998, that thinking led school administrators to recognize a need to adjust their curriculum to better prepare students for a working world that increasingly favored the technologically fluent. After looking closely at how technology was being introduced in other schools, they ran a successful pilot program that gave each of their fourth graders daylong classroom access to their own Mac notebooks. Teachers observed that students were more engaged when using the Mac, and they saw the effect as potentially transformative. With such promising results, school administrators decided to comprehensively integrate Mac as a learning tool throughout the curriculum for all grade levels.
Great piece worth reading. Punahou is an outstanding school and it’s worth noting the types of technological innovation they use in their system.