• 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…

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    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…

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    Teacher Tips

    How to Use Social Media Properly

    Social media is now a part of everybody’s lives. In fact, as of 2019 there are 3.48 billion social media users, according to the Global Digital 2019 report by Hootsuite and We Are Social. As educators, who use social media for both professional and personal purposes, it can be tricky to know exactly how you should be employing the platform. With the majority of students ( and employers) now owning some form of social account, how can you ensure that you are productively building your professional network and engaging in interesting discussions whilst also maintaining appropriate professionality?  Whatever you put on your social media accounts reflects on you, so it’s…

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    Kami’s Halloween Treat For You And a Teacher Friend

    Halloween is fast approaching, but gone are the days of traveling from house-to-house because Kami has a sweet surprise you can’t refuse. No tricks here… just treats! Purchase a Kami Teacher Plan for yourself (and all of your students) for just $99, then treat a teacher friend (and all of their students) with a free Kami Teacher Plan. You and a lucky friend will gain access to all the tools and features that the highest tier of Kami accounts holds. Plus, you don’t have to go through a lengthy process when purchasing, it’s quick and easy to do. How do I receive a free Kami Teacher Plan? Purchase a Kami Teacher…

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    EdTech

    5 Must-See Exhibitors at ISTE 2016

    ISTE 2016 in Denver aims to provide more than 1,000 sessions where professionals experience in-depth learning and collaborative networking with various educators, industry representatives and policymakers around the world. The event also showcases several products and services from trusted and innovative companies that particularly cater to the needs and interests of education professionals who are into EdTech. During ISTE 2015, there were more than 500 exhibitors that provided a wide range of technology options for attendees. Among the previous exhibitors are Dell Inc., AT&T, ASUS Computer International, Microsoft Corporation, Google Inc. and GoPro. For ISTE 2016, over 16,000 educators, 5,000 industry representatives and 500 companies are now registered. If you…