• The parents guide to Kami
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    The Parents’ Guide to Kami

    Whether you’re helping with a homework assignment or guiding your child through remote learning, we are here to help parents get to grips with Kami and the educational opportunities it provides students.  Let’s dive into exactly what Kami is, some easy setup guides, and an FAQ to help you navigate your child’s new online learning tool. What is Kami? Kami is an online collaboration and annotation platform. It allows students to edit any file type (including scanned PDFs) so that they can complete digital worksheets and homework assignments on their devices.      Kami’s annotation, comment, drawing, and markup tools give students a range of ways to express themselves and…

  • Using Kami as your digital notebook
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Using Kami as a Digital Notebook

    Let’s face it, traditional notebooks (or folders, or workbooks) have a lot of downsides. Pages, or even the whole book, can be lost, damaged, torn out, or simply neglected. Once completed, work in a physical book is also difficult to edit preventing further insights, feedback or peer interaction. And in today’s world of hybrid or even fully digital teaching environments, physical books just don’t cut it for giving fast feedback.  So what’s the solution? Kami based digital notebooks of course!  Our Kami Heroes have been championing the ways you can create and maintain digital class notebooks using Kami’s functionality. Special thank you to Alexander L. Samia, ELAR educator at Salyards…

  • Ways to introduce yourself creatively on the first day
    Teacher Tips

    Ways to Introduce Yourself Creatively on the First Day

    The first day of school sets the mood for the entire academic year… and arguably there has never been a more challenging and uncertain reentry to school life. Whether you’re 100% back to the classroom, continuing with online learning or working with a hybrid of both, this back to school is going to be a whole new experience for everyone. So what steps can you as an educator take to form that all-important first impression whilst making an unusual back to school experience as relaxing and welcoming as possible?    Self-introduction—where does it begin? Your introduction starts even before you have stood in front of the classroom and opened your…

  • Student wellbeing during remote learning and hybrid teaching
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Student wellbeing during remote learning and hybrid teaching

    In the modern world, we are just starting to understand the true importance of mental health and wellbeing. Resilience, happiness, and relationships with others are all profoundly affected by it.  So now, in a challenging back to school, where students are faced with a totally new way of being educated, student wellbeing must be one of the educator’s top priorities.  So how can we look after student wellbeing during the turbulent times of remote learning and hybrid teaching? Here are our tips:  Focus on education and enjoyment In a time of high stress, education is a joy and an escape. Ramping up the volume of work may seem like the…

  • Must have edtech apps
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    The classroom apps that you need now

    Whatever your plans for this back to school period, online learning is likely a crucial part of your strategy. And for a good reason. It’s a great way to maintain your connection and give your students access to their education, whatever is happening in the world.  But with so many great education apps out there, what should you be downloading to help propel students’ learning even more? Here are our top picks for a robust edtech tool kit suitable for remote and blended learning:     Learning Management Systems Your online hub is the center of your remote learning strategy, so it’s one you must select carefully.  Google Classroom: Though…