• Must have edtech apps
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    The classroom apps that you need now

    Whatever your plans for this back to school period, online learning is likely a crucial part of your strategy. And for a good reason. It’s a great way to maintain your connection and give your students access to their education, whatever is happening in the world.  But with so many great education apps out there, what should you be downloading to help propel students’ learning even more? Here are our top picks for a robust edtech tool kit suitable for remote and blended learning:     Learning Management Systems Your online hub is the center of your remote learning strategy, so it’s one you must select carefully.  Google Classroom: Though…

  • JR Renna Case Study
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Parkland School District: Making Teachers into Distance Learning Superheroes

    Parkland School District was ready for a challenge in the 2019/20 school year. The district’s elementary teachers were readying themselves to take the plunge into 1:1 device teaching and personalized learning. As with the middle and high school teachers who preceded them, it would be a tough but rewarding transition. Little did they know they would soon have their skills pushed to the limit.  Since their tentative first steps into edtech, Parkland’s teachers, along with the rest of the district’s staff (and indeed many of the world’s educators), have drastically ramped up their tech skills. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent distance learning, they have been able…

  • 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…