• Case study,  EdTech,  Teacher Tips

    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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    Real-time collaboration to address all learners using Kami

    Speaking as both a math teacher who has taught in a flipped and purely online teaching model over the past 10+ years and as the director of innovation & educational technology at my school, Kami has been a vital tool for me. Kami has provided a way for me to provide real-time feedback to students and for my learners to do collaborative work — whether we are together in the classroom or not. A question that has driven my work is: how can we, as educators, embrace technology to ensure all voices in the classroom are heard? I believe that when we use the right technology and meaningfully integrate these…

  • Data security for remote learning
    EdTech,  Remote Learning

    Data protection during remote learning and onwards

    Technology is now our primary education tool. It facilitates our remote classrooms, connects educators to students, and delivers learning materials … and thank goodness! Even 5 years ago keeping more than vague contact with students during a school shut down would have been next to impossible. Online learning and the technology which makes it possible is now our best bet to ensuring continued educational access. But as we come to rely more and more on hardware and educational software for everyday learning, it’s essential that data privacy is firmly built into every action and activity. So what do you need to know to keep yourself and your students safe during…