• 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…

  • Kami for asynchronous learning
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    Kami for Asynchronous Learning

    With many of us pulling together full remote learning strategies in a matter of days, the looming problem of digital equity is becoming more apparent. Students who have very limited access to the internet are facing the possibility of being totally cut off from their educators, reverting to solitary book learning and worksheets. Kami can help fill in some of these gaps in access. By providing an interactive way to prepare lessons and have students connect with content, all asynchronously, higher quality learning and educator support can still take place. Here’s how: What is asynchronous learning? Asynchronous distance learning simply means that teachers and students do not need to interact…

  • How to use Kami for remote work
    Remote Learning,  Teacher Tips

    3 Kami Features that Assist Remote Learning

    Educators across the world have been put in a place of unknowing. Schools are closing, and teachers are asked to convert their classrooms to an online format at an accelerated pace. Thankfully Kami is here to help you and your students continue to learn remotely. One foundation of nearly every curriculum is the PDF, and Kami is a unique tool that allows teachers and students to transform PDFs, or actually any document or image type, in ways that other tools cannot, especially in a remote learning situation. Here are my top three Kami features for remote learning:  1. Google Classroom/Canvas/Schoology Integration  In a time of remote learning, a Learning Management…

  • Blog

    5 Reasons Why You Should Get Kami Certified

    This month we launched our Kami Certified Educators Programme. We introduced the program for many reasons, but primarily to recognize and help amazing classroom educators who are ready to take their skills to the next level. We’re really excited and know you will get a lot out of this program, especially if you are looking to work remotely over the coming weeks! The Kami Certified Educators program isn’t just for new Kami users – it’s for everyone – and a great way for you to sharpen your skills and become the best Kami user you can be. Still, need convincing? Read on for 5 Reasons you should become a Kami…