• EdTech

    Five Things to Keep in Mind on the First Day of School

    One of the best things about education is that it runs in cycles. Just when everything feels as challenging as possible, there is time for rest and refreshment before a brand new restart. In other words, every school year starts with an immense possibility for the teachers, the students, and the community. As lazy afternoons, beach memories, and cookouts recede into the background, and the start of school is upon us, there are a few things to keep in mind to help this school be as successful as possible. Let go of the past and start something new As a teacher, there are inevitable highs and lows that need to…

  • EdTech

    Five Ways to Start the Year Off Right

    As the summer winds down and the new school year approaches, kids are picking up their school supplies, and teachers are emptying the teacher’s store as they select room decorations. It’s fun setting up new bulletin boards and organizing the room for incredible activities. However, before making everything look immaculate, there are some things you will want to take care of first. Harry and Rosemary Wong’s iconic book,The First Days of School, is the definitive guide to these crucial days; this quick guide will help you begin thinking about what you’re going to do when the kids arrive to ensure that you start the year off right. Set the tone…

  • Blog

    Five Cooperative Learning Activities for The First Day of School

    Education is known and sometimes mocked for its excessive use of jargon and buzzwords. The criticism is fair. However, for all jargon that muddies the waters, there is one skill that rises above the rest and serves as the linchpin for everything else. Cooperative learning is the fundamental framework of learning. It is the most dynamic skill with the most impact on future success. Therefore, while planning lessons for the first days of school, consider some of these cooperative learning activities that help set the priority and that begin to integrate the skill. Setting Norms Cooperative learning requires students to regularly communicate and collaborate with one another, and setting norms…

  • Kami Newsroom

    Back to School Promo: Buy 1 Get 1 Free on the Kami Teacher Plan

    Are you ready to dive into the new school year? While the seasons are changing, and teachers and students across the United States are heading back to school, the distinct feeling is in the air that it is time to buckle down for another year of hard but rewarding work. So why not get started the right way with Kami? To kick off this school year, Kami is offering Buy 1 Get 1 Free on the Kami Teacher Plan. To redeem now, click here and select “Teacher Plan ($99)” to purchase. If you need a little more convincing, read on! Why Kami Teacher Plan over Schools Plan? The Kami Teacher Plan…

  • Kami Newsroom

    Welcome to Kami: Google Classroom Integration, Video Annotation, Dictionary, and Equation Editor.

    Today we are excited to announce that we are launching four of our most exciting features yet, major updates that we have been working on for the last six months. While visiting the US last year, Kami visited classrooms to look at ways in which Kami could be better. Thanks to the great feedback that we collected from some brutally honest K-12 students, as well as the numerous faculty members with whom we have spoken by email and at the many edtech conferences Kami has attended, we were given a clear picture of what Kami needed to become an even better classroom tool. We are grateful for all of the…