• 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…

  • Kami outage update
    Kami Newsroom

    Kami Server Outage Resolved

    On Monday, April 20, 2020, from 10:45 AM until 7:20 PM Eastern Time (EDT), Kami users experienced a major incident as the result of a huge spike in demand for Kami’s services.  Kami server APIs were largely unresponsive for much of this period.    The Kami service is now stable again with all features functioning, including real-time synchronization of annotations, automatic saving of Google Drive changes (nb: manually saving will continue to work), and email notifications of annotations. Our teams continue to work on different solutions to ensure that further disruption is minimized.  This was the most significant incident we have ever experienced at Kami, and we are deeply sorry…

  • Kami for sketchnoting
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for Sketchnoting

    Stop doodling at the back! It’s a familiar refrain in classrooms all over the world – well, until recently. Many educators are now understanding the true power of the thoughtful doodle, or as it is officially known, sketchnoting.  So what is sketchnoting, what are the benefits and how can you use Kami to get your classroom sketching?   What is sketchnoting? In its bare-bones form sketchnoting is simply visual notetaking. While reading, or listening to a peer or teacher, students are encouraged to visualize their thoughts and jot images, alongside labels and sentences, into their notes. These doodles should be relevant to the information in question, but the doodler is…

  • Kami Heroes tips and tricks for remote learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami Heroes Tips and Tricks for Remote Learning

    We couldn’t be more proud of our passionate crew of Kami Heroes right now. All over the world, they are tirelessly helping their colleagues, friends and, of course, their students come to terms with the handbrake turn in educational strategy—namely moving to remote learning as fast as possible! Here are their experiences, tips, and tricks from the journey so far:   😱 How are you going to solve your #remotelearning challenges… do you even know what they are yet? 💁‍♀️ Our educators have some advice: https://t.co/o3hNgmoubq#DistanceLearning #schoolclosures #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/E8XXWXQP9l — Kami (@usekamiapp) March 13, 2020     The main challenges of remote learning The move to remote learning has been…