• Case Studies,  EdTech,  Teacher Tips

    Real-time collaboration to address all learners using Kami

    Speaking as both a math teacher who has taught in a flipped and purely online teaching model over the past 10+ years and as the director of innovation & educational technology at my school, Kami has been a vital tool for me. Kami has provided a way for me to provide real-time feedback to students and for my learners to do collaborative work — whether we are together in the classroom or not. A question that has driven my work is: how can we, as educators, embrace technology to ensure all voices in the classroom are heard? I believe that when we use the right technology and meaningfully integrate these…

  • Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    4 Ways Kami Can Make Your Assessments More Accessible

    Kami is a fantastic tool for all learners and has many features designed to accommodate our learners who may need extra support. Let’s explore four amazing ways that Kami can support students who need accommodations with their assessments.   Assessments can be read to students using the Text to Speech tool In a remote learning environment, students at home may not have access to the full support they receive in a typical classroom. One of those supports may be having text read to them when they are taking an assessment. With Kami, students can leverage the Text to Speech function to have their assessment read aloud. Students select Text to…

  • Top 5 Kami Features for Assessments
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Top 5 Kami Features for Assessments

    As the semester nears its end, teachers are beginning to look for ways to assess what students have learned throughout their class. These semester-end assessments often take the form of multiple-choice questions or true/false questions. While those traditional question types give teachers some insight into what students have learned, they often do not tell the full story.  A good assessment goes beyond factual memorization and challenges students to express their learning in different ways. Kami allows students to do just that! Below I’ve outlined five excellent features of Kami that will challenge students to express their understanding in new ways.   1. Use the Add Media tool to Insert Video…

  • Blog,  Teacher Tips

    3 warm-up activities to remotely engage and energize students

    Despite the freedom and convenience of teaching and learning from home, ongoing virtual interactions can be extremely taxing on the brain. Digital fatigue – the pressure of being constantly plugged into virtual interactions, is a very real consequence of the current unprecedented (but necessary) push toward online instruction. To encourage sustained attention and interaction, teachers, perhaps now more than ever, need to find creative ways to generate interest and energize learners, particularly when introducing new content. These three warm-up activities are fun, activate schema, and generate exploratory discussion in a meaningful way. They are also guaranteed to reload student interest and energy.     Picture Reveal Picture Reveal is an…

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    Product Updates,  Teacher Tips,  Technology

    Keep Calm, Stickers are Here

    Have you tried out Kami’s stickers yet? We are still buzzing from the release of our latest feature (and possibly the most fun yet) to the Kami toolbar. We wanted to give you a little bit more insight into how the stickers work and why they were top of our list for implementation this back to school. How can you access the Kami stickers? Adding stickers to your Kami document is super easy, and there is a range of designs to pick from. Simply: Click the Image button on your toolbar. Select the Stickers option from the drop-down menu (the smiley face icon). Click on the sticker you want. Drag…