• Do schools need wifi?
    EdTech

    Why Schools Need Wi-Fi

     ‘What’s the wifi password?’ It’s become a typical greeting in homes, offices, cafes, and even public transport all over the world. It’s almost inconceivable that this technology is barely over 20 years old, yet (if we are honest) many of us would struggle to function fully without it.  But what is wifi’s function in schools? In the age of edtech and 1:1 devices, many would argue that strong wifi implementation is now as important as proper heating and lighting.   Let’s delve into exactly what wifi is, it’s role in schools and why it’s needed.   Should there be technology in the classroom? 👩‍💻https://t.co/NvDl5VBsuU pic.twitter.com/E09W8YNFpU — Kami (@usekamiapp) October 8, 2019…

  • Can tech boost student creativity?
    EdTech

    Can technology boost student creativity?

    Technology gets a bad rep when it comes to creativity. Gaming, spending time online or even looking at a screen are commonly held up as causes of stunted imagination and lack of collaboration skills.  But what if we told you that the exact opposite was true! Sure staring mindlessly at anything is hardly a creative activity, but there are many active uses of technology which offer students exciting routes to express their ingenuity and find inspiration.  So how does technology boost student creativity? Let’s see…   #EdTech is a teacher’s best friend 🤗. Check out why: https://t.co/Umln0VXCrQ pic.twitter.com/SqnZXyfYcj — Kami (@usekamiapp) September 23, 2019   1. Express yourself! Traditional pen…

  • EdTech

    5 Reasons Schools Should Go Paperless

    Paper – let’s be honest its the lifeblood of the modern classroom. Textbooks, worksheets, exercise note pads, and scrap paper are all essential school materials, so could education really exist without them? Yes, it can! And no we are not suggesting a revert back to the chalk and slates of the latter century.  In the digital age, there are many new tools available to help teachers deliver lessons and vital instructional material, all without touching a printer. Ebooks, Learning Management Systems, 1:1 devices, and fun edtech apps are all part of an increasing movement away from the manual paper-based classroom.  So why should you embrace this move away from the…

  • So you have an LMS...now what?
    EdTech

    So you have a Learning Management System… now what?

    Congratulations – you’re finally on the other side! After months (or maybe years) of agonizing over software options, convincing stakeholders and drawing up fraught implementation plans, your school-wide learning management system is here and ready to rock. Now is the time where you sit back and let all your hard work come to fruition… well about that. As you may be quickly realizing the work doesn’t stop here. That new shiny LMS you have just implemented is really the engine fueling your path to more efficient digitally enabled classrooms – and for it to achieve your dreams it needs constant management.  Let’s dive into the brave new world of post…

  • How can you help tech challenged teachers?
    EdTech

    How can you help tech-challenged teachers?

    Not everybody takes to technology like the proverbial duck to water – and to be honest, that’s pretty understandable, especially for the generation born before the 80s.  But as we move into an increasingly digital everyday environment, we are reaching the stage where teachers of all backgrounds and specialties need to interact with educational tech.  This can be a daunting experience, for both teaching staff and the administration, helping them achieve technical literacy. Which is why it’s so important to find solutions that work for everybody. The aim should not be to force a basic level of competency, but provide the support necessary for all members of staff to enjoy…