Showing gratitude with friendsgiving

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We’re often so busy in our day-to-day lives that we forget to show gratitude to the people who care about us the most, our friends. So, we thought, instead of having a traditional Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving dinner, why not put a slight twist on events and celebrate Friendsgiving instead? Because friends are worthy of […]

Importance of handwriting in the modern classroom | Logitech

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The need to flex our writing skills with physical pen and paper is becoming increasingly rare. So, why do we still bother teaching handwriting in schools? Technology gives us interactive, instant letter formation through typing and apps. Isn’t it obvious that the next generation will need even less handwriting practice than we did? If writing […]

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month (and Dyslexia Awareness Month) — a time to reflect on, and increase awareness about, the millions of learners who have specific learning disabilities, learning differences, or learning disorders. It’s a time to share tools, strategies, and initiatives to make the school year more enabling and productive for those who […]

How to Use Social Media in the Classroom

Social Media in the Classroom

Social media cops a lot of flack, with many arguing the online world is a distraction for students and their learning. With smartphones in the back pockets of students everywhere, young people are spending a record number of hours on apps like Snapchat and TikTok – so it’s easy to see why social media has […]

Classroom Setup Ideas for Teachers

Classroom Setup Ideas

New school year, new classroom, sure! But why not, new semester, new classroom? There’s never a bad time to refresh and redesign your learning environment for the best social, emotional, and academic results. When looking at your space and classroom decor, ask yourself three questions: Is this helping my students learn? Is this minimizing distractions? […]

The Jewish New Year: From Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur

Celebrating Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur

Blog written by Rabbi Jonathon Simons. A Jewish studies teacher from the UK. He is teaching coding and robotics to primary school children and is CEO of his own company Code Inventorz. Literally translated as “Head of the Year,” Rosh Hashanah lasts for two days and starts on the first day of Tishrei, which is […]

Recursos en español para estudiantes | Biblioteca en Kami

Recursos en Espanol

Looking for this in English? Check it out here. Blog de Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo), educadora, autora, oradora principal y consultora de educación innovadora y tecnología educativa. Como digo en Tech with Heart, “una herramienta es solo una herramienta hasta que es parte de una solución”. Edtech es transformador, especialmente cuando los maestros integran estas herramientas de […]

Spanish Resources for Students | Kami Library

Spanish Resources for Students

Buscas esto en espaňol, lo puedes encontra aqui. Blog by Stacey Roshan (@buddyxo), educator, author, keynote speaker, and edtech & innovative teaching consultant. As I say in Tech with Heart, “A tool is only a tool until it’s part of a solution.” Edtech is transformative, especially when teachers creatively and meaningfully integrate these tools into the design of […]

Celebrando la Herencia Hispana

Celebrando la Herencia Hispana

Looking for this in English? Check it out here. Cada año, queremos reconocer los logros y las contribuciones de los hispanoamericanos que han inspirado a otros a alcanzar el éxito. Siempre se celebra del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. La Bandera Oficial del Pueblo Hispano (código abierto) En los EE. UU. y en […]

Setting Classroom Expectations | Social Contract Template

Classroom Expectations

The classroom is a safe space to explore new ideas, be creative, and express yourself – but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t come with certain behavior expectations. It might sound counter-intuitive, but by expecting positive behavior from your students, you’re also ensuring you keep your classroom as that haven you work hard every day to […]

Get To Know You Games | Fun Icebreaker Games For New Students Of All Ages

Get to Know You Games

Holy last-minute-lesson-plan, Batman! The first week of school is upon us! While you’re introducing your shiny new curriculum for the new school year, why not help students get to know each other (and you) in your class and break the ice. Kami’s Icebreaker games are a fun way to spend the first day of school […]