• Tom Gavin case study
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Colonial School District : Creating a Remote Learning Strategy that Works

    Across the world school districts and their teachers have been battling to maintain educational access in the face of unprecedented circumstances. With classrooms closed and educators separated from their students, it’s been instructional tech and quick thinking that has allowed the show to go on.  So what have the districts behind the scenes been doing to support their teachers and students in taking their learning online?  In Colonial School District, Delaware US, the shift to remote learning presented an opportunity to craft a comprehensive strategy to support everyone. In just a few weeks the district team pulled together a multi-staged game plan complete with resources, professional development for teachers, and…

  • Supporting SPED students during remote learning
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Supporting students with special needs during remote learning

    Special education has to be one of the most challenging jobs in the teaching sector. SPED professionals must deliver highly specialized teaching methods to help a huge range of different learning conditions, balance social and emotional growth with solid learning progress, and ultimately equip their students for a world that poses many real challenges.  With all of these expectations to juggle, remote learning has understandably been a monumental challenge. Disrupting carefully scaffolded structures and physically separating special needs students from their committed educators, the situation appears bleak. But it’s far from stopping the dedicated educators who are fighting to help their students regardless of the circumstances.  Here’s how one determined…

  • Data security for remote learning
    EdTech,  Remote Learning

    Data protection during remote learning and onwards

    Technology is now our primary education tool. It facilitates our remote classrooms, connects educators to students, and delivers learning materials … and thank goodness! Even 5 years ago keeping more than vague contact with students during a school shut down would have been next to impossible. Online learning and the technology which makes it possible is now our best bet to ensuring continued educational access. But as we come to rely more and more on hardware and educational software for everyday learning, it’s essential that data privacy is firmly built into every action and activity. So what do you need to know to keep yourself and your students safe during…

  • Remote learning in Hong Kong
    Case Studies,  Remote Learning

    Kami for remote learning: The Hong Kong story

    On January 25th 2020 the Hong Kong government made a sudden announcement: to contain the spread of novel coronavirus (now classified as COVID-19) all schools in the region were to be shut immediately following the Chinese New Year Holiday (Feb 4th). Students had to be educated from home until it was safe to reopen schools.  Across the globe in New Zealand, specifically Kami HQ, news of the school shutdowns was just starting to break when our chairman received an SOS call we simply couldn’t ignore. Mr. iGardener, Hong Kong based ICT and math teacher, wrote to us asking for some much-needed support. iGardener’s school had opted to use Google Classroom…

  • Common remote learning challenges and how to fix them
    Ed Trends,  Remote Learning

    Common remote learning challenges and how to fix them

    Remote learning, online learning or flipped learning – all fantastic but far from mainstream ways of delivering education… until now.  With the possibility of wide-scale school shutdowns on the horizon, remote learning is getting a lot more real for educators around the world. So what challenges are likely to be faced and more importantly, how can you fix them using only online communication?   🍎 #Covid19 school shutdowns call for inventive remote education strategies. Check out Kami’s free domain-wide licenses for all schools preparing for school shutdown: https://t.co/D2xHhcZDTU#onlinelearning #remotelearning #edtech #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/9WjBJhddOs — Kami (@usekamiapp) March 4, 2020 What challenges should you be prepared for and how can you fix…