• Kami for Jewish Studies
    Case Studies,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for Jewish Studies

    When thinking about the teaching of Gemara and Jewish studies, it’s likely that your mind doesn’t immediately leap to cutting edge edtech. For the study and contemplation of such ancient and sacred texts more traditional modes of study spring to mind. But as the world moves online, technology is increasingly being utilized by innovative Rabbis and Jewish educators to enable more interactive and accessible study. Leading the charge is Jewish Studies Teacher and Rabbi Jonathon Simons in Manchester, UK. We caught up with him to learn a bit more about how he and his students have been using Kami. Going digital and discovering Kami A keen Kami user for the…

  • The parents guide to Kami
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    The Parents’ Guide to Kami

    Whether you’re helping with a homework assignment or guiding your child through remote learning, we are here to help parents get to grips with Kami and the educational opportunities it provides students.  Let’s dive into exactly what Kami is, some easy setup guides, and an FAQ to help you navigate your child’s new online learning tool. What is Kami? Kami is an online collaboration and annotation platform. It allows students to edit any file type (including scanned PDFs) so that they can complete digital worksheets and homework assignments on their devices.      Kami’s annotation, comment, drawing, and markup tools give students a range of ways to express themselves and…

  • Getting started with online learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Getting started with online learning: how to provide remote learning during coronavirus school shutdowns

    Physical classrooms and face to face teaching time have irreplaceable value. But with strange times come extreme measures. To protect our public health and safety we need to get a bit more creative about education access.  Whether you are in the midst of a school shutdown or preparing for a hybrid environment, online learning can facilitate continued education for everyone. Fortunately in the age of abundant web technology, remote learning is not just possible, it can also provide a creative, thoughtful and fun learning experience for your whole class.  But there remains a lot of organization to ensure that the ensuing online learning system is not just functional, but will…

  • 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…