• Ways to introduce yourself creatively on the first day
    Teacher Tips

    Ways to Introduce Yourself Creatively on the First Day

    The first day of school sets the mood for the entire academic year. Everything from where coats are hung up, to which colored pens to use and how to behave in the new classroom will be defined on the first day (if not in the first few hours). But by far the most important impression of the beginning of the year is the relationship that is forged between teachers and students.  As a teacher, it is crucial that you make firm impressions to your students while managing to create a wonderful first-day experience. But opening yourself up to a brand new class can be an unnerving experience, even for the…

  • Must have classroom apps
    EdTech

    The classroom apps that you need now

    So you have classroom Chromebooks – fantastic! Now you are in the best position to harness the power of EdTech. But with so many great education apps out there, what should you be downloading to help propel students’ learning even more? Here are five of our favorite classroom apps to get you started:   1.Vyond Videos are an awesome way to learn new information and get students to truly invest in subjects – so why not channel this creative medium? The Vyond app makes it simple for both teachers and students to make fun and educational videos in the classroom. The app is very intuitive and can be used to…

  • What is included in Kami's free plan?
    Product Updates

    What is included in Kami’s free version?

    Kami is available to use free of charge, with absolutely no credit cards required on sign-up. Our ad free service can be accessed by simply making an account. Signing up is quick and easy! To get started, go to web.kamiapp.com, or download the Chrome extension here.   What does the free version include?   Kami’s free account allows you to: Use a totally no ads service. Access to our basic toolbar functions which includes all our annotating, highlighting and drawing functions. Easily view PDFs, documents, images, and ebooks through Kami. Autosave your Kami files to Google Drive. Convert scanned files into readable PDFs using our OCR tool (Optical Character Recognition).…

  • Teachers back to school checklist
    Teacher Tips

    The ultimate back to school checklist for teachers

    ‘I have so much to do!’ It’s the August mantra for teachers everywhere. As we edge towards the opening of school gates your to-do list is probably growing longer than a Leonard Cohen song – which is overwhelming for everyone.  Fortunately, we have taken some time to put together a thorough list of some of the key things you should focus on. Here is our ultimate back to school checklist for teachers:   1. All systems GO! Improvising is certainly a vital skill in education, but it’s not something you’re going to want to rely on for every single occurrence in a busy classroom. Take a good amount of time to…

  • Back to school teacher tips
    Teacher Tips

    5 teacher tips for getting back to school with a bang

    The time of sun-dappled lazy afternoons, cookouts and beach vacations is almost over for another year. It’s time to dust off your satchel and mortarboard and prepare for back to school.  So what can you do to make this school year better than ever? Check out our top tips:   1. Reflect on the last school year – the good, the bad and the ugly The pause between the end of the old and beginning of the new is a fantastic opportunity to take a step back and learn from our successes and mistakes.  Making a physical list of things that went well and things that could be improved is…