• Ways to introduce yourself creatively on the first day
    Teacher Tips

    Ways to Introduce Yourself Creatively on the First Day

    The first day of school sets the mood for the entire academic year… and arguably there has never been a more challenging and uncertain reentry to school life. Whether you’re 100% back to the classroom, continuing with online learning or working with a hybrid of both, this back to school is going to be a whole new experience for everyone. So what steps can you as an educator take to form that all-important first impression whilst making an unusual back to school experience as relaxing and welcoming as possible?    Self-introduction—where does it begin? Your introduction starts even before you have stood in front of the classroom and opened your…

  • Kami for sketchnoting
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for Sketchnoting

    Stop doodling at the back! It’s a familiar refrain in classrooms all over the world – well, until recently. Many educators are now understanding the true power of the thoughtful doodle, or as it is officially known, sketchnoting.  So what is sketchnoting, what are the benefits and how can you use Kami to get your classroom sketching?   What is sketchnoting? In its bare-bones form sketchnoting is simply visual notetaking. While reading, or listening to a peer or teacher, students are encouraged to visualize their thoughts and jot images, alongside labels and sentences, into their notes. These doodles should be relevant to the information in question, but the doodler is…

  • Tech use vs tech integration in the classroom
    EdTech

    Technology Use vs. Technology Integration in the Classroom

    Classrooms are now a hub of technology. Tablet devices, laptops and even phones are employed to enable the great task of learning.   But the goal of EdTech is more than simply digitizing existing classroom tasks. Instead, it strives to integrate or incorporate technology into the very fabric of teaching and learning. But what does this mean exactly, and how is technology use different from full technological integration?   🚸 What are the key characteristics of 21st-century learners and how can you create an environment that will equip them with the necessary skills to succeed? 🏫 Find out here: https://t.co/vLnqGceQXQ pic.twitter.com/lnUKBcbV8A — Kami (@usekamiapp) October 25, 2019     What Are…

  • Kami for science
    Teacher Tips

    Kami for Science

    Not all science classes can be the white coat and experiment kind (sadly!), but there is still plenty of fun to be had.  Try freshening up your typical textbook work with Kami’s versatile arrangement of tools that can be applied to any science classroom. Here are some ideas to get you started:     Inserting and Labelling Diagrams Scientific diagrams are vital for understanding and visualizing all sorts of processes. With Kami, students can create, insert, color in, highlight, add to, label and ultimately make the best use of their scientific diagrams – all from their digital device.       Kami tools required: Image: To insert a diagram on to…

  • What is Kami infographic
    Kami Newsroom,  Teacher Tips

    Infographic: What is Kami?

    Have you heard of the Kami app but are not 100% sure what it is?  Or maybe you think it’s pretty cool but aren’t sure how to apply it to your classroom. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our infographic to understand exactly what Kami is and why you should try it out today.