• Product Updates

    Kami Outage Report: Aug-Sep 2020

    During August and September, Kami experienced a number of service disruptions and performance delays. Most of these issues involved loading issues, performance slowness and errors relating to our cloud storage provider being down. We understand that these incidents have impacted our valued users and we’re deeply sorry for those affected, especially those who are already facing challenges with this new kind of back-to-school. We sincerely regret adding any more stress to your teaching or learning experience. Kami is committed to quickly and steadily improving our services to prevent further disruptions. Our team wants to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that Kami is as stable…

  • Using Kami as your digital notebook
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Using Kami as a Digital Notebook

    Let’s face it, traditional notebooks (or folders, or workbooks) have a lot of downsides. Pages, or even the whole book, can be lost, damaged, torn out, or simply neglected. Once completed, work in a physical book is also difficult to edit preventing further insights, feedback or peer interaction. And in today’s world of hybrid or even fully digital teaching environments, physical books just don’t cut it for giving fast feedback.  So what’s the solution? Kami based digital notebooks of course!  Our Kami Heroes have been championing the ways you can create and maintain digital class notebooks using Kami’s functionality. Special thank you to Alexander L. Samia, ELAR educator at Salyards…

  • Ways to introduce yourself creatively on the first day
    Teacher Tips

    Ways to Introduce Yourself Creatively on the First Day

    The first day of school sets the mood for the entire academic year… and arguably there has never been a more challenging and uncertain reentry to school life. Whether you’re 100% back to the classroom, continuing with online learning or working with a hybrid of both, this back to school is going to be a whole new experience for everyone. So what steps can you as an educator take to form that all-important first impression whilst making an unusual back to school experience as relaxing and welcoming as possible?    Self-introduction—where does it begin? Your introduction starts even before you have stood in front of the classroom and opened your…

  • 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 Newsroom,  Press Release

    Kami starts the new school year with over 12 million users

    Auckland, New Zealand (August 25, 2020) — Today, we are thrilled to announce that Kami is now serving over 12 million users worldwide, growing from ten million users last May.  Amid the challenges of a global pandemic, our teams in New Zealand, Brazil, the Philippines, and United States have worked tenaciously to scale our systems, processes, and organization to support millions of educators and students who utilize our tools to improve classroom engagement and collaboration.  For several years, our users adopted Kami to transition into a paperless learning environment. Now, as we continue to shape the future of education, we are humbled and thankful that our users have continued to…