• 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…

  • How to choose the best 1:1 device for your school
    EdTech

    How to choose the best 1:1 device for K-12 schools

    Schools all over the world are enjoying the benefits of EdTech. For many, adopting a 1:1 device strategy (where every student has access to a digital device) is the most direct way to improve learner outcomes. But with such a crowded hardware market place, how can you know which device will work best for your school’s 1:1 system? Let’s have a look at how you can make an informed decision to make your EdTech efforts a success.    #EdTech is a teacher’s best friend 🤗. Check out why: https://t.co/Umln0VXCrQ pic.twitter.com/SqnZXyfYcj — Kami (@usekamiapp) September 23, 2019   What do you need to consider when choosing student devices? Sadly there is…

  • Benefits of social media in schools
    EdTech

    Benefits of Using Social Media in Schools

    Social media is a fundamental part of daily life for most people (exactly 3.48 billion according to the Global Digital 2019 report by Hootsuite and We Are Social). Schools are no exception. With staff and students both involved in various online communities, many schools have started tapping into social media to provide better service and assistance for everyone. But in an age which rightly has concerns over data privacy, cyberbullying and the sapping of attention spans, what are the real benefits of incorporating social media into the educational environment?   #EdTech relies on watertight data security 🔒https://t.co/PgaasBu2tP pic.twitter.com/kPVK8fqmlK — Kami (@usekamiapp) October 15, 2019   Building supportive online communities Online…