• How to improve your confidence in classroom technology
    Teacher Tips

    Improving your confidence with new classroom technology

    Tech-savvy – it’s one of those elusive qualities, like charisma or dress sense. Some people seem to just have it, the rest of us mere mortals stumble behind, struggling to make sense of the latest Windows update.  But as the world of education (and to be honest the world in general) becomes more tech-focused, the skills of the tech-savvy are increasingly a requirement for the majority. Fortunately for all those self-labeled ‘technology illiterates,’ or anyone who wishes they had a bit more of a handle on classroom technology, the good news is that you too can become versed in the magic of tech wizardry. With some well-directed effort, you can…

  • How to restore annotations
    Product Updates

    Restore Annotations Tool

    Annotations are the backbone of Kami. Whether it’s classic text comments, a recorded snippet, video explainer or creative screen capture, the comment functionality allows you to express your thoughts and collaborate with other learners. So, what happens when your carefully crafted observations are accidentally deleted!?  With the Restore Annotations option, you no longer need to panic. You can quickly and easily restore all of your deleted annotations whenever you need to.   What is the Restore Annotations Tool? It’s pretty much what it says on the tin! By clicking on the ‘Restore Annotations’ option in the menu bar you can restore all of your deleted comments on a page by…

  • Kami Heros applications 2020
    Kami News

    Kami Heroes Applications 2020

    Not all heroes wear capes… but Kami Heroes sure do! Our vibrant community of Kami educators is the champions of our mission here at Kami (and they genuinely do wear capes).    What is the Kami Heroes program? Launched in 2017 and rolling into our third year, the program has supported the creation of a thriving, passionate community of teachers who love using Kami. Kami Heroes are thought leaders who are enthusiastic about developing new practices for using Kami and help other educators be more successful in their work. Kami Heroes are selected for a year-long term where they serve as ambassadors by representing Kami at school PD training, conferences,…

  • So you have an LMS...now what?
    EdTech

    So you have a Learning Management System… now what?

    Congratulations – you’re finally on the other side! After months (or maybe years) of agonizing over software options, convincing stakeholders and drawing up fraught implementation plans, your school-wide learning management system is here and ready to rock. Now is the time where you sit back and let all your hard work come to fruition… well about that. As you may be quickly realizing the work doesn’t stop here. That new shiny LMS you have just implemented is really the engine fueling your path to more efficient digitally enabled classrooms – and for it to achieve your dreams it needs constant management.  Let’s dive into the brave new world of post…

  • Should we use tech in education
    EdTech

    Should we use technology in education?

    So let’s not beat around the bush here, we make an edtech app. At Kami, we combine all our skills, brain power and a significant number of hours in the week to make an application that helps students and teachers get the most out of the classroom. Why do we do this? Quite simply because we deeply believe that technology is an invaluable tool for education.  So why do we believe this so passionately? There is no denying that the question about whether, and to what extent digital technology should be used in the classroom, is a serious one. As with all decisions that affect our young people, it’s important…