• 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…

  • Do schools need wifi?
    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…

  • How did the Kami team spend 2019?
    Kami Newsroom

    How did the Kami Team spend 2019?

    It’s that time of the year when we all look forward to putting our feet up and enjoying some well deserved festive cheer.  But while the chestnuts are roasting, its good fun to have a mull over the highlights of the year with friends and family.  So the Kami team did just that! Here’s what we got up to this 2019.   Hengjie, CEO and Co-founder What do you do at Kami? I’m the Chief Executive at Kami, which means I do everything else that no one is doing. But my favorite role is leading the Customer Success team, it involves: delighting users, collaborating on solutions to truly help, and…

  • What is Universal Design for Learning?
    Ed Trends

    A guide to Universal Design for Learning

    It is a blatant truism to say ‘everyone is different’, or the more educator specific ‘everyone learns differently’. So why do we insist on setting standardized teaching methods?  The reason lies in pragmatism. We can’t possibly cater to everyone’s learning style, so we aim for the broadest possible format and hope everyone can get at least something out of it.  But what if there was another way? Universal Design for Learning, with its rooting in cognitive neuroscience and development in Learning Sciences, provides a methodology that can comfortably accommodate individual learning differences. Sound too good to be true? Let’s dive into what exactly Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is, its…

  • EdTech

    5 Reasons Schools Should Go Paperless

    Paper – let’s be honest its the lifeblood of the modern classroom. Textbooks, worksheets, exercise note pads, and scrap paper are all essential school materials, so could education really exist without them? Yes, it can! And no we are not suggesting a revert back to the chalk and slates of the latter century.  In the digital age, there are many new tools available to help teachers deliver lessons and vital instructional material, all without touching a printer. Ebooks, Learning Management Systems, 1:1 devices, and fun edtech apps are all part of an increasing movement away from the manual paper-based classroom.  So why should you embrace this move away from the…