• Remote learning in Hong Kong
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Kami for remote learning: The Hong Kong story

    On January 25th 2020 the Hong Kong government made a sudden announcement: to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (now classified as COVID-19) all schools in the region were to be shut immediately following the Chinese New Year Holiday (Feb 4th). Students had to be educated from home until it was safe to reopen schools.  Across the globe in New Zealand, specifically Kami HQ, news of the school shutdowns was just starting to break when our chairman received an SOS call we simply couldn’t ignore. Mr. iGardener, Hong Kong based ICT and math teacher, wrote to us asking for some much-needed support. iGardener’s school had opted to use Google Classroom…

  • Kami for english classroom
    Case Studies,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for English

    English is a core subject – and for good reason! Reading, writing and the creativity that brings them to life are arguably the keys to all human knowledge. With Kami’s array of tools, you can make the process of English language learning more accessible as well as adding some all-important flair and fun to the mix. Cultivate classroom collaboration, enthusiasm for reading, and provide instant feedback with Kami today!   “My students would sit back while I worked under the projector…Honestly, it never felt like they were really with me as I modeled highlighting and annotating under the large projection screen. Then, I discovered Kami, and my lessons transformed.” Alexander…

  • Case Studies,  Kami Videos

    Oakdale Junior High School makes learning more engaging using Kami

    Challenge: Melody Hastings sent out an assignment through Google Classroom but realized that they lacked technology that would enable them to edit PDF files. While searching for a cost-effective solution that would best serve the students’ learning needs, she found Kami. As a mathematics teacher, Hastings recognize the importance of precision when it comes to digital learning activities. In her opinion, kids are “naturally drawn to technology”, so she wanted to create a more engaging learning experience by showing students how they could use technology for schoolwork. Solution: Oakdale Junior High School in California purchased a district-wide Kami School Licence. Hastings soon discovered that Kami was more than just a PDF…

  • Case Studies

    Introducing the Kami Heroes

    The wait is over, and it is finally time for us to announce the Kami Heroes of 2018! We were inundated with amazing applications, and with limited spaces, not all were successful. I want to thank everyone who applied to be a part of the Kami Heroes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through everyone’s applications and it was especially exciting for us to read about all of the ways you are using Kami in your classrooms. Thanks again to everyone who sent in their applications. The 2018 Kami Heroes listed below will be contacted via email next week with more information.   0 likes

  • Case Studies,  Case study

    Island Trees School District Uses Kami to Make PDFs User Friendly in the Classroom

    The pace of change is accelerating. New technologies are progressing and spreading faster than ever. In the next decade, we are likely to see a dramatic educational shift with education systems emerging with online systems and disruptive technology. With the rapid development of technology, the interest in educational technology is at an all-time high in the Island Trees School District. We were fortunate enough to meet Jim Conklin, the instructional technology staff developer at Island Trees School District, New York, to discuss what Kami meant to him. So, what is Kami? We know that Kami saves paper and allows the annotation of PDFs, but what does Kami really mean regarding…