• Product Updates

    Kami Product Updates: November

    It has been a busy month here at Kami! It seemed only yesterday when we announced what’s to come this back to school and we’re thrilled to have been able to release these new changes in time for the new school year. Now, with assessments and school holidays upon us, our developers have been working on a whole host of improvements and bug fixes to make your Kami experience even better. Below are some of the product updates that we’ve released this month.    Kami and Microsoft integration Our developers have made great progress in our integration with Microsoft’s login system as well as OneDrive. Here are other exciting beta…

  • Product Updates

    Kami Outage Analysis Continuing

    On November 16-17, Kami experienced a service outage due to an unexpected failure within our database. This significant service disruption drastically reduced the volume our database could handle, impacting our users’ ability to load the Kami app and successfully transfer files to our servers.    What happened? Our team identified the issue on November 16 at 11:00 am EST and Kami engineers worked relentlessly to resolve the outage as quickly as possible. Once the root cause was identified, immediate fixes to the Offline Mode feature were rolled out to minimize disruption to users. At 4:35 pm EST, our engineers saw good progress in restoring the service. However, to speed up…

  • 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…

  • Case Studies

    Being a Kami Hero: How you can help schools and learning communities

    When COVID-19 started to present challenges to our educator communities, our resilient group of Kami Heroes was there to help. Kami Heroes are educator ambassadors who support our mission to reimagine digital learning. However, their role goes beyond the classroom—their immense dedication helped thousands of teachers, parents, and guardians when the shift to remote learning occurred.    To celebrate their incredible efforts, we reached out to some of our 2020 members and asked them how being a Kami Hero has helped their peer learning networks during these challenging times.     How has Kami transformed your teaching?   Megan: Although I no longer have a classroom of my own, Kami…