• Tom Gavin case study
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Colonial School District : Creating a Remote Learning Strategy that Works

    Across the world school districts and their teachers have been battling to maintain educational access in the face of unprecedented circumstances. With classrooms closed and educators separated from their students, it’s been instructional tech and quick thinking that has allowed the show to go on.  So what have the districts behind the scenes been doing to support their teachers and students in taking their learning online?  In Colonial School District, Delaware US, the shift to remote learning presented an opportunity to craft a comprehensive strategy to support everyone. In just a few weeks the district team pulled together a multi-staged game plan complete with resources, professional development for teachers, and…

  • Supporting SPED students during remote learning
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Supporting students with special needs during remote learning

    Special education has to be one of the most challenging jobs in the teaching sector. SPED professionals must deliver highly specialized teaching methods to help a huge range of different learning conditions, balance social and emotional growth with solid learning progress, and ultimately equip their students for a world that poses many real challenges.  With all of these expectations to juggle, remote learning has understandably been a monumental challenge. Disrupting carefully scaffolded structures and physically separating special needs students from their committed educators, the situation appears bleak. But it’s far from stopping the dedicated educators who are fighting to help their students regardless of the circumstances.  Here’s how one determined…

  • Where do we go from here: the future of education
    Kami Newsroom,  Remote Learning

    Where Do We Go from Here: The Future of Education

    At Kami, we are speaking to educators around the world every day – through our Facebook groups, on Twitter, Instagram, via our webinars, by Zoom, and on the phone. And what has become increasingly clear to us from the thousands of interactions over recent months, is that education is not going to go “back to normal”. A digital transformation was already underway in many schools, albeit at a measured pace and in the face of persistent doubts. But remote learning during the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated it. As we move through what is becoming a seminal moment for education, we’d like to share some of our thoughts and observations on…

  • Kami for translation
    Product Updates,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for English as a second language

    In our culturally diverse and global educational communities, there are many languages and communication styles. For lots of students English is not their first language, and resources need to be available in multiple languages to offer fair access.  Kami has been built as a platform for English language-based documents and comprehension. However, using Google Translate’s Document tool alongside Kami there is a way to quickly translate resources, convert them to a PDF, and use them within the Kami app. This method is not perfect and may have improper formatting once converted to a Kami file, but for those struggling to find translated resources, it does a basic job of providing…

  • Kami for assessments
    Kami Newsroom,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for assessments

    Assessments come round every year, and it’s not just the students that need to prepare. Materials, assessment formats, practice quizzes, and efficient grading methods all have to be sussed out along the way. Here’s how Kami can help you out this assessment season.  How can you use Kami for assessments? Kami is primarily an educational tool designed for collaborative work and thoughtful document editing, however many of its functions can also be used to facilitate key activities in assessment season:    1. Formative assessment Progress evaluations or formative testing provides both teachers and students with a vital indicator of how well lesson material is being understood and how to devise…