A few of the commonly asked questions surrounding using Kami for remote learning and our current offer of a license for any schools closing or planning for closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
What do I need to get started with this offer?
First, if you haven’t already created a Kami account please follow the link here (please ensure you sign up with your school domain. Then you’ll need to ensure that you have the Kami Chrome extension installed onto both the students and the teachers devices.
What can I do with Kami that I can’t do already do on paper?
For those familiar with the SAMR model for the adoption of new technology in education; Kami address all four stages of that process so no matter what level of technology you are on you can improve and evolve your classroom interactions.
On the most basic level, you can substitute the distribution of paper and other resources using our learning management system integration (you can find more information about that below on answer to the question “How do I push my assignments to my students” section. Using these LMS integrations also allows you to do some things that wouldn’t be possible on pen and paper, for example, our grading integration with Google Classroom allows you as the teacher to easily check in on student’s work remotely and do real-time interventions.
On a deeper level, we can also facilitate in-class discussions and work with group assignments where all of the students and the teachers collaborate on a single document together.
How does the license work:
The Domain License we offer means any user who signs up to Kami with an email on the school’s domain will be automatically added to the license. For reference, the email domain is listed after your email address (i.e Our support email address is firstname.lastname@example.org so the email domain would be kamiapp.com)
What if I or my staff need training to use Kami:
We have a variety of free resources available for teachers to learn how to use Kami. We provide a playlist of webinars showing how to use Kami with our LMS integrations, as well as full breakdowns of the tools and potential use cases on our YouTube channel here: 2020 | Kami Live
We also have a knowledge base with written articles covering all of the same points as well as FAQ’s and some tips and workarounds for getting the most out of Kami: https://help.kamiapp.com/en/
We also provide free in person training calls for teachers via the calendly link here: https://calendly.com/aden/availability-for-calls
What should I do to prepare for the shutdown:
Again if you email us we can help you get the domain license set up so you can onboard teachers and students before closing, have them install the Kami Chrome Extension and create a Kami account
How do I push my assignments/classwork out to my students:
We have help center articles available for using Kami with a variety of LMS’s available, as well as webinars covering using them with the Kami tools available here: 2020 | Kami Live! - YouTube
What should I do if my license is going to expire but my school is still shut down:
All you need to do is email us at email@example.com and let us know and we can extend the license duration for as long as you need.
How can Kami help beyond remote learning?
Kami can be used for online document collaboration, which makes it the perfect direct replacement to paper for virtualized learning environments. Kami is designed for use both inside of the classroom as well as learning remotely. You can easily continue their classwork on Kami once the shutdowns have ended.
If you have any other questions that aren't covered here, or want to get started as soon as possible, Email us at support @kamiapp.com and we'll be happy to help.