• Supporting SPED students during remote learning
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Supporting students with special needs during remote learning

    Special education has to be one of the most challenging jobs in the teaching sector. SPED professionals must deliver highly specialized teaching methods to help a huge range of different learning conditions, balance social and emotional growth with solid learning progress, and ultimately equip their students for a world that poses many real challenges.  With all of these expectations to juggle, remote learning has understandably been a monumental challenge. Disrupting carefully scaffolded structures and physically separating special needs students from their committed educators, the situation appears bleak. But it’s far from stopping the dedicated educators who are fighting to help their students regardless of the circumstances.  Here’s how one determined…

  • 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 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…

  • Data security for remote learning
    EdTech,  Remote Learning

    Data protection during remote learning and onwards

    Technology is now our primary education tool. It facilitates our remote classrooms, connects educators to students, and delivers learning materials … and thank goodness! Even 5 years ago keeping more than vague contact with students during a school shut down would have been next to impossible. Online learning and the technology which makes it possible is now our best bet to ensuring continued educational access. But as we come to rely more and more on hardware and educational software for everyday learning, it’s essential that data privacy is firmly built into every action and activity. So what do you need to know to keep yourself and your students safe during…

  • Remote learning in Hong Kong
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Kami for remote learning: The Hong Kong story

    On January 25th 2020 the Hong Kong government made a sudden announcement: to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (now classified as COVID-19) all schools in the region were to be shut immediately following the Chinese New Year Holiday (Feb 4th). Students had to be educated from home until it was safe to reopen schools.  Across the globe in New Zealand, specifically Kami HQ, news of the school shutdowns was just starting to break when our chairman received an SOS call we simply couldn’t ignore. Mr. iGardener, Hong Kong based ICT and math teacher, wrote to us asking for some much-needed support. iGardener’s school had opted to use Google Classroom…