• 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
    Case Studies,  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…

  • Student wellbeing during remote learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Looking after student wellbeing during remote learning

    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 time, 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? Here are our tips:  Focus on education and enjoyment Exams have been canceled, tests suspended and some districts are even banning graded assignments. The message behind this is clear – now is not the time to focus on cramming facts. …

  • Kami for asynchronous learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for Asynchronous Learning

    With many of us pulling together full remote learning strategies in a matter of days, the looming problem of digital equity is becoming more apparent. Students who have very limited access to the internet are facing the possibility of being totally cut off from their educators, reverting to solitary book learning and worksheets. Kami can help fill in some of these gaps in access. By providing an interactive way to prepare lessons and have students connect with content, all asynchronously, higher quality learning and educator support can still take place. Here’s how: What is asynchronous learning? Asynchronous distance learning simply means that teachers and students do not need to interact…