• Supporting SPED students during remote learning
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Supporting students with special needs during remote learning

    Special education has to be one of the most challenging jobs in the teaching sector. SPED professionals must deliver highly specialized teaching methods to help a huge range of different learning conditions, balance social and emotional growth with solid learning progress, and ultimately equip their students for a world that poses many real challenges.  With all of these expectations to juggle, remote learning has understandably been a monumental challenge. Disrupting carefully scaffolded structures and physically separating special needs students from their committed educators, the situation appears bleak. But it’s far from stopping the dedicated educators who are fighting to help their students regardless of the circumstances.  Here’s how one determined…

  • 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 Heroes tips and tricks for remote learning
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami Heroes Tips and Tricks for Remote Learning

    We couldn’t be more proud of our passionate crew of Kami Heroes right now. All over the world, they are tirelessly helping their colleagues, friends and, of course, their students come to terms with the handbrake turn in educational strategy—namely moving to remote learning as fast as possible! Here are their experiences, tips, and tricks from the journey so far:   😱 How are you going to solve your #remotelearning challenges… do you even know what they are yet? 💁‍♀️ Our educators have some advice: https://t.co/o3hNgmoubq#DistanceLearning #schoolclosures #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/E8XXWXQP9l — Kami (@usekamiapp) March 13, 2020     The main challenges of remote learning The move to remote learning has been…

  • 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…