• How to improve your confidence in classroom technology
    Teacher Tips

    Improving your confidence with new classroom technology

    Tech-savvy – it’s one of those elusive qualities, like charisma or dress sense. Some people seem to just have it, the rest of us mere mortals stumble behind, struggling to make sense of the latest Windows update.  But as the world of education (and to be honest the world in general) becomes more tech-focused, the skills of the tech-savvy are increasingly a requirement for the majority. Fortunately for all those self-labeled ‘technology illiterates,’ or anyone who wishes they had a bit more of a handle on classroom technology, the good news is that you too can become versed in the magic of tech wizardry. With some well-directed effort, you can…

  • Kami Heros applications 2020
    Kami News

    Kami Heroes Applications 2020

    Not all heroes wear capes… but Kami Heroes sure do! Our vibrant community of Kami educators is the champions of our mission here at Kami (and they genuinely do wear capes).    What is the Kami Heroes program? Launched in 2017 and rolling into our third year, the program has supported the creation of a thriving, passionate community of teachers who love using Kami. Kami Heroes are thought leaders who are enthusiastic about developing new practices for using Kami and help other educators be more successful in their work. Kami Heroes are selected for a year-long term where they serve as ambassadors by representing Kami at school PD training, conferences,…

  • Should we use tech in education
    EdTech

    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…