• Screen time: what does the research say?
    Ed Trends

    Screen time: what does the research say?

    Screen time is a source of debate and overwhelming anxiety across most of the developed world. Over 95% of US teenagers had access to a smartphone in 2018 according to Pew Research Institute, and 45% said they were online “almost constantly.” For parents and teachers alike, the question ‘what is too much?’ is ever-present. As screens become an increasing staple of classroom life as well as home and social spaces, it is important for educators to be aware of the impacts associated with screen time. And importantly we need to help young people (and increasingly ourselves) understand the relationship to screens and keep it in check.  So what exactly does…

  • Kami for science
    Teacher Tips

    Kami for Science

    Not all science classes can be the white coat and experiment kind (sadly!), but there is still plenty of fun to be had.  Try freshening up your typical textbook work with Kami’s versatile arrangement of tools that can be applied to any science classroom. Here are some ideas to get you started:     Inserting and Labelling Diagrams Scientific diagrams are vital for understanding and visualizing all sorts of processes. With Kami, students can create, insert, color in, highlight, add to, label and ultimately make the best use of their scientific diagrams – all from their digital device.       Kami tools required: Image: To insert a diagram on to…

  • Kami team at FETC
    Kami Newsroom

    The Kami Team took on FETC

    The Kami Team have just arrived back from an action-packed week at FETC. Three days of non-stop edtech, workshops and talking to Kami users –  unsurprisingly we had a ball! So what did we get up to in the beautiful state of Florida?      The Kami Team’s highlights Our 6-person strong Kami team kick-started the conference by taking responsibility for T-shirt distribution. The official FETC T-shirt, sponsored by Kami, and designed by our own talented designers (humble brag), was such a success that we ran out on the 2nd day!     Special shout out to our two tireless Kami Heroes:  Eve and Estee. Both Instructional Technology Specialists at…

  • What is Kami infographic
    Kami Newsroom,  Teacher Tips

    Infographic: What is Kami?

    Have you heard of the Kami app but are not 100% sure what it is?  Or maybe you think it’s pretty cool but aren’t sure how to apply it to your classroom. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our infographic to understand exactly what Kami is and why you should try it out today.     0 likes

  • How can you prepare students for life beyond education?
    Teacher Tips

    How can you prepare students for life beyond education?

    Tests and qualifications take up a lot of time and energy for today’s students. But grades are far from the only part of education.  So-named life skills or soft skills (as they are known in the world of work) can easily be forgotten in the clamor for exam scores, but in many cases, they are equally if not more important enablers for future success. Skills such as budgeting, communication, leadership, personal safety or understanding basic laws are vital for independent living and contribution to society.  In fact, 53% of teachers in the UK believe that life skills are more important than academic qualifications to young people’s success according to the…