• 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…

  • Getting started with online learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Getting started with online learning: how to provide remote learning during coronavirus school shutdowns

    Physical classrooms and face to face teaching time have irreplaceable value. But with strange times come extreme measures. To protect our public health and safety we need to get a bit more creative about education access.  Whether you are in the midst of a school shutdown or preparing for a hybrid environment, online learning can facilitate continued education for everyone. Fortunately in the age of abundant web technology, remote learning is not just possible, it can also provide a creative, thoughtful and fun learning experience for your whole class.  But there remains a lot of organization to ensure that the ensuing online learning system is not just functional, but will…

  • 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…

  • 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…