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mLearnCon Conference, San Jose Calafornia.

I wanted to share out some pictures on the event and will be posting more information and links after our sharing out with our ISC Ohana.

General Welcome, Main Ballroom. Over 875 folks in attendance. The conference kicked off with high energy. The event was well organized with a lot of amazing overlapping breakout sessions.
Vendors and experts from all around the globe talk about integrating mobile learning
on the iDevices and tablets with a focus of compatability for technology and learning. Many discussions about taking advantage of the "hands-on" experience on a mobile device and how this experience adds value to learning.

Very excited to actualy speak face to face with the experts of Lectora! In addition, we were able to talk story with the faces behind BlackBoard Mobile, Centurion, Cisco, and a wealth of other leading mobile developers and programming experts that create or support mobile learning modules.

The next pictures are what we explored on our down-time after the conference was over.
2nd Apple Store, Palo Alto CA.

Mission Tower, Stanford University


Mission Tower, Stanford University

View from Mission Tower, Stanford University

View from Mission Tower, Stanford University

The Bells at Mission Tower, Stanford University

Pictures do not show the extremely large space
very well, this hall way appears to go forever.
Main Quadrangle, Stanford University

Chapel, Main Quadrangle, Standford University

Chapel, Main Quadrangle, Standford University

Chapel, Main Quadrangle, Standford University

Chapel, Main Quadrangle, Standford University

Sculptural Fountain, Campus Center, Stanford University

Going Home! Airport Gate, San Jose California

Interactive Aquarium. The TV monitors are submerged in the
water and video cameras bring you inside the
aquarium. Your movements
dictate the changing
video simulations.
San Jose Airport

This photo talks more about the aquarium shown in the last photo.

First time on a propeller plain! Quite a nice flight actually.


Night Shot of the moon over the Pacific, Between Portland OR, and Honolulu International.


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Papa Kuʻi ʻai a me Pohaku

As part of our huakaʻi last month to Papahana Kuaola and the opportunity to work in the loʻi, I wanted to continue that thought by sharing my experience of making a papa kuʻi 'ai (poi-pounding board).

In 2008 with the encouragement from me and my co-worker, Pili Wong, Earl Kawaʻa offered to teach a papa kuʻi ʻai papa to those of us that were interested in learning what our kūpuna did as a daily way of life. For our kūpuna they had loʻi in their yards and grew their own kalo, the major source of starch in their diet. They steamed it and pounded poi or kept it whole and sliced it and ate it like bread with butter or condensed milk.

Kawaʻa was very specific on our kuleana and the commitment he required of us. Our first task was to find an au koʻi (handle) for our koʻi (adze tool). I found myself suddenly looking up at every tree I saw looking for the right branch for my koʻi. My husband found mine at a jobsite from a Haole Koa tree otherwise known as the Leucaena Leucocephala tree. I…

E pule kakou . . .

Aloha all,
I was trying to think so hard of a "techie" tip and finally gave up. I even googled "tips and tricks" for various programs and then thought "I can't blog about something I don't actually use!" Then, as I was sitting in my Papa Makua class, doing all kinds of protocal and thought about how we keep looking for a short pule to do to open our meetings. I had `A`ali`i write a pule in Hawaiian. He was worried about the grammar and structure of it so I asked Kelly C. to kökua by editing and doing an audio recording so you can hear the pronunciation. Hope it's helpful :)

E ho`omalu käkou
E kö mäkou makua i loko o ka lani
Mahalo no nä pömaika`i a pau. Mahalo no ke ali`i lokomaika`i o Pauahi a me këia kula nei. E `olu`olu, e kia`i iä mäkou i ke alahele küpono me ka lökahi.
Ke nonoi ha`aha`a nei mäkou i ka inoa o Iesu Cristo
`Ämene

`Unuhi (translation):
Let us pray
Our Father in heaven
Thank you for all the many blessings. Thank you for the generous Pri…