• Where do we go from here: the future of education
    Kami Newsroom,  Remote Learning

    Where Do We Go from Here: The Future of Education

    At Kami, we are speaking to educators around the world every day – through our Facebook groups, on Twitter, Instagram, via our webinars, by Zoom, and on the phone. And what has become increasingly clear to us from the thousands of interactions over recent months, is that education is not going to go “back to normal”. A digital transformation was already underway in many schools, albeit at a measured pace and in the face of persistent doubts. But remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated it. As we move through what is becoming a seminal moment for education, we’d like to share some of our thoughts and observations on…

  • Kami for translation
    Product Updates,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for English as a second language

    In our culturally diverse and global educational communities, there are many languages and communication styles. For lots of students English is not their first language, and resources need to be available in multiple languages to offer fair access.  Kami has been built as a platform for English language-based documents and comprehension. However, using Google Translate’s Document tool alongside Kami there is a way to quickly translate resources, convert them to a PDF, and use them within the Kami app. This method is not perfect and may have improper formatting once converted to a Kami file, but for those struggling to find translated resources, it does a basic job of providing…

  • Kami for assessments
    Kami Newsroom,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for assessments

    Assessments come round every year, and it’s not just the students that need to prepare. Materials, assessment formats, practice quizzes, and efficient grading methods all have to be sussed out along the way. Here’s how Kami can help you out this assessment season.  How can you use Kami for assessments? Kami is primarily an educational tool designed for collaborative work and thoughtful document editing, however many of its functions can also be used to facilitate key activities in assessment season:    1. Formative assessment Progress evaluations or formative testing provides both teachers and students with a vital indicator of how well lesson material is being understood and how to devise…

  • Using Kami with a stylus
    Kami Newsroom,  Product Updates

    Using Kami with a stylus

    Tablets, smartphones, and digital notebooks have opened up a whole new way of interacting with digital devices. In the world of touch screens, your classroom documents truly become canvases for all sorts of creativity, and with the right stylus, ideas can come to life just like with pen and paper. Kami and all of its tools can be used on any touch screen device and interact with all forms of styluses. Here’s how Kami works with a stylus and our top tips on how you can use styluses with Kami in your classroom.   How does Kami work with a stylus? To understand how Kami works with a stylus let’s…

  • Kami Newsroom

    Kami grew user sign-ups by 1000% in April, propelling to over 10 Million users

    When the transition to remote learning accelerated the demand for 21st-century digital education solutions, Kami delivered. We have assisted schools all over the world, providing resources to educators transitioning to online teaching, all while maintaining and enhancing our award-winning online application. The global situation was rapidly changing, and with all hands on deck, we adapted and grew every day. Ultimately, the increased demand for well-proven digital engagement tools such as Kami propelled our community to grow to ten million users who have now generated over a billion annotations. Recognizing that we were in a position to help in a time of crisis by eliminating barriers to adoption, Kami offered a…