• Case study

    How We Use Kami in My Classroom

    After transferring from a completely online high school to a standard brick and mortar high school, I found myself frustrated by the snail’s pace flow of communication between student and teacher. The constant shuffle of papers was tedious, where students lost their work even before they turned it in, many notes and comments took days to return, and (because I did not have an office) the back and forth toting of boxes of student papers to grade at home was loathsome. I also frequently have my students draw posters to illustrate their thinking and understanding of certain concepts, and commenting on these and returning them proved difficult. The standard way…

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    Introducing the Kami Teacher Plan

    We are excited to introduce our latest pricing plan to Kami – the Kami Teacher Plan. We’ve had many conversations with teachers over the last few months, and it has become obvious to us that there is something missing in our pricing structure for individual teachers. We have come to understand that different schools have different methods of acquiring new tools for the classroom. That is why Kami is now offering a teacher plan for individual teachers to purchase a license for themselves and their students at an introductory price of $99 per school year. Teachers can now instantly purchase using their school debit or credit card in just a…

  • EdTech

    ISTE 2016: Things to Remember After the Conference

    The ISTE Conference is one of the events that educators look forward to every year. It creates a venue for professional learning to those who are engaged in the academics all over the world. This includes technology coordinators, superintendents, media specialists, and administrators. The event is jam-packed with sessions and hands-on learning activities that aim to help the participants gain new knowledge and strategies to maximize learning of their students. Here are some of the most memorable lessons that the conference was able to impart to those who attended: Society greatly affects the technology being produced, not just the other way around. One of the keynote speakers at ISTE 2016…

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    It’s a wrap! Reflecting on ISTE 2016

    The past month has been an absolute whirlwind for the Kami team. Last month, I (Jim), Hengjie (the CEO), and Alliv (the COO) jumped on a plane heading for San Francisco. That’s a total of 60% of our team taking the Kami word overseas, leaving the other 40% in the Auckland office. (Sorry, guys!) The reason for our trip was to attend the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) annual conference in Denver, Colorado, as well as a few stops here and there for photos. After five days in San Francisco preparing for the conference, it was time to carry six oversized boxes full of swag for our booth…

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    Important Questions to Ask At ISTE 2016

    The world’s biggest meet-and-greet educational technology conference is almost here, and it is important you plan to make the most of your time at ISTE 2016! For several decades, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference & Expo has been a forum for learning, exchanging ideas, and surveying the field of education technology. More than 18,000 attendees, industry representatives, educators, technology coordinators, library media specialists, and policy makers gather at this prestigious event to listen to keynotes and sessions and participate in various workshops. Aside from this, more than 500 companies exhibit their products geared towards improving education through technology. However, the ISTE Conference & Expo only lasts…