KAMAR, the leading Student Management System used by most Secondary Schools (and some primary schools) is finally getting a major update. KAMAR’s look has not changed much in the last 20 years, but now everything has been refreshed and reorganised. In the backend there have been major changes and this means that everything that most teachers need is now available in a web browser.
KAMAR told us about this change early in 2020 and many schools have already been through the upgrade process. If you haven’t upgraded, you need to do so as the cut off date for all schools to be on New Look KAMAR is 26 July, 2021.
The upgrade itself looks like this:
For more information about the changes in the update, check out https://www1.kamar.nz/newlook.
KAMAR has also put together a series of training videos covering a range of areas, tasks and activities. Check out the full library here: https://www.kamar.nz/support/getting-started/videos.
TTS can help at every stage. Our team has done many KAMAR upgrades, and have worked with and understand the software well. Get in touch with us to discuss how your school can navigate the journey.
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I believe that is it important to find the right tools for you and your students as every class and school is different. Digital tools and technologies change rapidly and what may not have been suitable in the past could be just what you need now. I look forward to working with and supporting you to find and implement the best digital technologies for your specific learning environment.
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In addition to my classroom experience, I bring my own experiences as a creative writer to my PLD sessions. I have published over 100-chapter books and 9 novels. Much of my published content is for the education market in NZ, Australia, the U.S, U.K and China. Publishers include Macmillan, Pearson, Oxford University Press, Capstone, Lift education, Sunshine books and Cengage. In addition, I have written several assessment and comprehension guides as well as books on how to teach creative writing (Essential resources). I hold a Doctorate in Education (EdD), where I investigated how primary school teachers teach creative writing, often focusing on the use of digital technology. As well as education and teaching qualifications, I also hold a Masters in Creative Writing.
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