• The parents guide to Kami
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    The Parents’ Guide to Kami

    Whether you’re helping with a homework assignment or guiding your child through remote learning, we are here to help parents get to grips with Kami and the educational opportunities it provides students.  Let’s dive into exactly what Kami is, some easy setup guides, and an FAQ to help you navigate your child’s new online learning tool. What is Kami? Kami is an online collaboration and annotation platform. It allows students to edit any file type (including scanned PDFs) so that they can complete digital worksheets and homework assignments on their devices.      Kami’s annotation, comment, drawing, and markup tools give students a range of ways to express themselves and…

  • Data security for remote learning
    EdTech,  Remote Learning

    Data protection during remote learning and onwards

    Technology is now our primary education tool. It facilitates our remote classrooms, connects educators to students, and delivers learning materials … and thank goodness! Even 5 years ago keeping more than vague contact with students during a school shut down would have been next to impossible. Online learning and the technology which makes it possible is now our best bet to ensuring continued educational access. But as we come to rely more and more on hardware and educational software for everyday learning, it’s essential that data privacy is firmly built into every action and activity. So what do you need to know to keep yourself and your students safe during…

  • How to keep student's safe online
    Teacher Tips

    How to keep students safe online

    The internet, the World Wide Web or simply the Net – however, you like to think of it, it’s now a central and potentially irreversible part of our lives. Particularly in education. In the US classroom, only 42% of assignments are now done using pen and paper and 73% of teachers say their students use devices in class daily (according to a survey by MidAmerica Nazarene University).  But this powerful tool is not risk-free. So how can you ensure your students are safe in the online environment? Here are some of our top tips to help protect your students and promote cybersecurity in your classroom:   #EdTech relies on watertight…

  • How to ensure data security in schools
    EdTech

    How to ensure data security in schools

    Classroom technology is a powerful learning tool, but it comes with risks. At least 66% of K-12 teachers are now using tech in the classroom on a daily basis (according to the University of Phoenix 2017 study into classroom habits) creating a significant risk to student data privacy. With devices and educational software quickly becoming a necessity, data privacy and cybersecurity need to become top priorities. So, what can you do as a digitally aware school leader to ensure the safety of your staff and students? Let’s have a look at some of the key risks that schools face in the cybersecurity sphere and how they can be tackled.  …