• Kami Newsroom

    Kami grew user sign-ups by 1000% in April, propelling to over 10 Million users

    When the transition to remote learning accelerated the demand for 21st-century digital education solutions, Kami delivered. We have assisted schools all over the world, providing resources to educators transitioning to online teaching, all while maintaining and enhancing our award-winning online application. The global situation was rapidly changing, and with all hands on deck, we adapted and grew every day. Ultimately, the increased demand for well-proven digital engagement tools such as Kami propelled our community to grow to ten million users who have now generated over a billion annotations. Recognizing that we were in a position to help in a time of crisis by eliminating barriers to adoption, Kami offered a…

  • 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…

  • Kami for iPads
    Kami Newsroom,  Product Updates

    Kami for iPad

    Kami is a Chrome extension and therefore primarily designed to work in the Google Chrome environment. For the best experience of Kami, we suggest using either a Chromebook or a Mac/Windows/Linux computer.  It is possible to use Kami on an iPad, however as Chrome Extensions are not supported by Google Chrome on iOS, many features do not work as they would on another device. In this article, we will explain how to use, access, and open Google Classroom assignments in Kami with an iPad.    Is there a Kami app for iOS? We currently do not have a Kami iOS app. This means you will not be able to find…

  • 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…