• Should we use tech in education
    Ed Trends

    Should we use technology in education?

    So let’s not beat around the bush here, we make an edtech app. At Kami, we combine all our skills, brain power and a significant number of hours in the week to make an application that helps students and teachers get the most out of the classroom. Why do we do this? Quite simply because we deeply believe that technology is an invaluable tool for education.  So why do we believe this so passionately? There is no denying that the question about whether, and to what extent digital technology should be used in the classroom, is a serious one. As with all decisions that affect our young people, it’s important…

  • How can you help tech challenged teachers?
    EdTech

    How can you help tech-challenged teachers?

    Not everybody takes to technology like the proverbial duck to water – and to be honest, that’s pretty understandable, especially for the generation born before the 80s.  But as we move into an increasingly digital everyday environment, we are reaching the stage where teachers of all backgrounds and specialties need to interact with educational tech.  This can be a daunting experience, for both teaching staff and the administration, helping them achieve technical literacy. Which is why it’s so important to find solutions that work for everybody. The aim should not be to force a basic level of competency, but provide the support necessary for all members of staff to enjoy…

  • Kami Screen Capture tool
    Product Updates

    The Screen Capture Tool

    Screen sharing – it’s an awesome invention, right? You can quickly and easily show someone exactly what you are doing in an app without having them physically appear behind your shoulder.  Except there is one big downside, screen sharing needs to be done in real-time. What about all those times where someone needs to see how to perform an on-screen action when you are not there?  Enter Kami’s Screen Capture tool!   What is the Screen Capture Tool?   The Screen Capture tool allows you to create a short video of your screen and link it to your file as a Kami annotation.      By simply clicking the tool…

  • How to create a collaborative classroom
    Teacher Tips

    How to create a collaborative learning environment

    The concept of the collaborative classroom can feel a bit like an ill-defined buzzword – surely there are elements of collaboration going on in lessons every day?  In fact, collaborative learning is a systematic approach to encouraging deep thinking and knowledge sharing amongst students. Not only is this super exciting, but it is also much easier to achieve in the age of powerful and portable educational technology! The collaborative classroom offers a seismic shift away from the victorian teaching fashion of rote learning and strictly directed individual activity. Instead, it empowers students to guide each other and think critically about concepts by engaging with peers – awesome right? But this…

  • How to choose the best 1:1 device for your school
    EdTech

    How to choose the best 1:1 device for K-12 schools

    Schools all over the world are enjoying the benefits of EdTech. For many, adopting a 1:1 device strategy (where every student has access to a digital device) is the most direct way to improve learner outcomes. But with such a crowded hardware market place, how can you know which device will work best for your school’s 1:1 system? Let’s have a look at how you can make an informed decision to make your EdTech efforts a success.    #EdTech is a teacher’s best friend 🤗. Check out why: https://t.co/Umln0VXCrQ pic.twitter.com/SqnZXyfYcj — Kami (@usekamiapp) September 23, 2019   What do you need to consider when choosing student devices? Sadly there is…