• 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…

  • 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
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    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…

  • Do schools need wifi?
    EdTech

    Why Schools Need Wi-Fi

     ‘What’s the wifi password?’ It’s become a typical greeting in homes, offices, cafes, and even public transport all over the world. It’s almost inconceivable that this technology is barely over 20 years old, yet (if we are honest) many of us would struggle to function fully without it.  But what is wifi’s function in schools? In the age of edtech and 1:1 devices, many would argue that strong wifi implementation is now as important as proper heating and lighting.   Let’s delve into exactly what wifi is, it’s role in schools and why it’s needed.   Should there be technology in the classroom? 👩‍💻https://t.co/NvDl5VBsuU pic.twitter.com/E09W8YNFpU — Kami (@usekamiapp) October 8, 2019…

  • What is blended learning?
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    What is blended learning?

    Blended learning, hybrid learning or sometimes flipped learning is an education trend gaining momentum. And for good reason.  As the value of technology in the classroom becomes increasingly clear, alternative methods of dispensing knowledge which fully embrace the possibilities of edtech are getting traction and showing promising results. So what exactly is blended learning, what benefits are available and how can you bring it to your school?   #EdTech is a teacher’s best friend 🤗. Check out why: https://t.co/Umln0VXCrQ pic.twitter.com/SqnZXyfYcj — Kami (@usekamiapp) September 23, 2019   What is blended learning? Blended learning actively unites or ‘blends’ online learning with traditional classroom or face-to-face learning. Both are considered important parts…