• 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…

  • Kami Connect write up
    Kami Newsroom,  Remote Learning

    Success at Kami Connect – our first ever virtual conference

    The Kami team is still buzzing from our first-ever virtual conference. It was such a pleasure to connect with educators from all over the world and hear the words of wisdom from our wonderful lineup of expert speakers – all while social distancing! Want to relive some of the highlights of Kami Connect? Join us as we indulge ourselves in a bit of a reminisce on our favorite moments from the day: Getting ready for some flexible learning with Jake Miller First up was our magnificent keynote speaker Jake Miller. As a tech integration specialist and former science teacher, Jake is in a perfect position to give us an overview…

  • 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…

  • JR Renna Case Study
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Parkland School District: Making Teachers into Distance Learning Superheroes

    Parkland School District was ready for a challenge in the 2019/20 school year. The district’s elementary teachers were readying themselves to take the plunge into 1:1 device teaching and personalized learning. As with the middle and high school teachers who preceded them, it would be a tough but rewarding transition. Little did they know they would soon have their skills pushed to the limit.  Since their tentative first steps into edtech, Parkland’s teachers, along with the rest of the district’s staff (and indeed many of the world’s educators), have drastically ramped up their tech skills. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent distance learning, they have been able…