• how to use social media properly
    Teacher Tips

    How to Use Social Media Properly

    Social media is now a part of everybody’s lives. In fact, as of 2019 there are 3.48 billion social media users, according to the Global Digital 2019 report by Hootsuite and We Are Social. As educators, who use social media for both professional and personal purposes, it can be tricky to know exactly how you should be employing the platform. With the majority of students ( and employers) now owning some form of social account, how can you ensure that you are productively building your professional network and engaging in interesting discussions whilst also maintaining appropriate professionality?  Whatever you put on your social media accounts reflects on you, so it’s…

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    EdTech

    Characteristics of 21st Century Learners

    The purpose of education is to prepare the next generation. We want them to be productive and good members of our communities. So as the world evolves, our education system must follow suit to ensure we are preparing our kids for life within it.  In the busy and bustling 21st century our basic systems are transforming at a pace never seen before. The way we access and spread information, our work habits, methods of socializing, and much more have been revolutionized by the increasing sophistication of technology. As modern educators, it is more vital than ever that you are providing your students with the tools to tackle this tech-rich environment…

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    Teacher Tips

    The ultimate back to school checklist for teachers

    ‘I have so much to do!’ It’s the August mantra for teachers everywhere. As we edge towards the opening of school gates your to-do list is probably growing longer than a Leonard Cohen song – which is overwhelming for everyone.  Fortunately, we have taken some time to put together a thorough list of some of the key things you should focus on. Here is our ultimate back to school checklist for teachers:   1. All systems GO! Improvising is certainly a vital skill in education, but it’s not something you’re going to want to rely on for every single occurrence in a busy classroom. Take a good amount of time to…

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    Less paper, more interactive with Kami 📒

    You’ve found the BEST new worksheet for your class! It explains all the principles you want your students to learn and then has them complete some fun activities to cement their knowledge. You print out copies for everyone (in your precious lunch break) and the lesson goes down a storm. But as your students charge out for the school bus, you are left with a mound of crumpled paper sheets. All those valuable resources are now nothing but waste. The constant cycle of paper waste can be demoralizing and time-intensive – but it doesn’t need to be that way. Our Kami Hero Jennifer Crane, science and health teacher from St.…

  • Kami Newsroom

    Welcome to Kami: Google Classroom Integration, Video Annotation, Dictionary, and Equation Editor.

    Today we are excited to announce that we are launching four of our most exciting features yet, major updates that we have been working on for the last six months. While visiting the US last year, Kami visited classrooms to look at ways in which Kami could be better. Thanks to the great feedback that we collected from some brutally honest K-12 students, as well as the numerous faculty members with whom we have spoken by email and at the many edtech conferences Kami has attended, we were given a clear picture of what Kami needed to become an even better classroom tool. We are grateful for all of the…