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    Access, Engage, and Express with Kami!

    What a year it has been! School buildings shut down amid a global pandemic, which forced educators to quickly pivot to flexible learning environments, curriculum, materials, and assessments. Online learning became a reality for schools across the globe. The inequities of providing meaningful access to the internet, to technology, to curriculum shone a necessary light onto the inequities of the world- and compelled us all to collectively work together to remove these barriers. There is still plenty of work to be done in this area.  One of my favorite ways to accomplish these ambitious goals is to leverage Universal Design for Learning.      What is UDL? Universal Design for…

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    Whiteboard wizardry with Kami

    No matter how much our classrooms become inundated with technology, there will always be teachable moments that take place at the chalkboard. This “ready to write” space gives both teachers and students the ability to instantly express, erase, and then express again.   But, what happens when the classroom is virtual, and the online students can’t see or write on the chalkboard? What happens when students are absent and miss the teachable chalkboard moments? What happens when you want to recall chalkboard notes after you’ve erased them?   Imagine a chalkboard that travels with you. Imagine a chalkboard that students can access anytime, anywhere. Imagine a chalkboard with the ability…

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    Let Kami Transform Your Assessments

    In nearly every school in the world, teachers look for ways to assess what students have learned throughout their class. These assessments often take the form of multiple-choice questions or true/false questions. While those traditional question types give teachers some insight into what students have learned, they often do not tell the whole story.    A good assessment goes beyond factual memorization and challenges students to express their learning in different ways. Kami allows teachers to create new and exciting assessments that enable students to do just that! As technology continues to be a part of educating students, we can leverage it to transform the assessment process. During my Kami…

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    Less paper, more interactive with Kami 📒

    You’ve found the BEST new worksheet for your class! It explains all the principles you want your students to learn and then has them complete some fun activities to cement their knowledge. You print out copies for everyone (in your precious lunch break) and the lesson goes down a storm. But as your students charge out for the school bus, you are left with a mound of crumpled paper sheets. All those valuable resources are now nothing but waste. The constant cycle of paper waste can be demoralizing and time-intensive – but it doesn’t need to be that way. Our Kami Hero Jennifer Crane, science and health teacher from St.…

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    Interactive mapping exercise🌎

    Social studies is an amazing subject. It brings together so many crucial skills that will support students in whatever career path they take.   But have you ever wondered how you can use Kami in the social studies classroom? Our Kami Hero has got you covered! Instructional Tech Coach Megan shares why she loves the Kami tool and the amazing interactive battle maps her students create with it. How have you helped others work with Kami? As an Instructional Technology Coach, I have empowered my educators to use Kami as a digital tool to edit documents, create visual aids, and to support student growth. My favorite activity so far has been the incorporation…