• 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…

  • Kami for collaboration
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for collaboration

    Collaboration, good communication, and leadership are all vital life skills – that’s why Kami has been designed to facilitate engagement and teamwork both in and out of the classroom.  Here’s how you can use Kami to promote collaboration at school or in any remote learning environment.   1. Learning from each other’s questions: remote math Learning math remotely can be tough. Without a teacher on hand to explain concepts as you’re tackling them, or a partner to discuss with, things can get frustrating fast. Online teachers are in turn faced with an onslaught of individual questions from a class all doing the same set of questions. Explaining the same issue…

  • Kami for sketchnoting
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for Sketchnoting

    Stop doodling at the back! It’s a familiar refrain in classrooms all over the world – well, until recently. Many educators are now understanding the true power of the thoughtful doodle, or as it is officially known, sketchnoting.  So what is sketchnoting, what are the benefits and how can you use Kami to get your classroom sketching?   What is sketchnoting? In its bare-bones form sketchnoting is simply visual notetaking. While reading, or listening to a peer or teacher, students are encouraged to visualize their thoughts and jot images, alongside labels and sentences, into their notes. These doodles should be relevant to the information in question, but the doodler is…

  • Kami Heroes tips and tricks for remote learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami Heroes Tips and Tricks for Remote Learning

    We couldn’t be more proud of our passionate crew of Kami Heroes right now. All over the world, they are tirelessly helping their colleagues, friends and, of course, their students come to terms with the handbrake turn in educational strategy—namely moving to remote learning as fast as possible! Here are their experiences, tips, and tricks from the journey so far:   😱 How are you going to solve your #remotelearning challenges… do you even know what they are yet? 💁‍♀️ Our educators have some advice: https://t.co/o3hNgmoubq#DistanceLearning #schoolclosures #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/E8XXWXQP9l — Kami (@usekamiapp) March 13, 2020     The main challenges of remote learning The move to remote learning has been…

  • Student wellbeing during remote learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Looking after student wellbeing during remote learning

    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 time, 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? Here are our tips:  Focus on education and enjoyment Exams have been canceled, tests suspended and some districts are even banning graded assignments. The message behind this is clear – now is not the time to focus on cramming facts. …