Technology & Tools
To support the transition to virtual environments, Microsoft—with whom Our Kids has recently partnered—has developed a frankly impressive suite of resources. Although the tools were originally designed with schools in mind, they can work well for camps and programs.
- Microsoft Teams
Teams is a virtual meeting platform that enables group discussion, collaboration, and program delivery. Online sessions can also include everything from group crafting activities, to counsellor training, to virtual classrooms.
- Distance learning hub
Microsoft has created detailed interfaces to ease and support the transition, including a quick start guide, best practicas and a useful guide for parents. On-demand webinar training also available here.
- Shifting to distance learning - A 5 day guide
This three-phase approach will help you shift to this secure and inclusive online environment that protects the data of the entire camp community.
Best Video Conferencing Software
Review and ratings of the best free and paid video conferencing solutions for a multitude of use cases. Some of the products listed are great for 1-1 conversations, some for teams or lessons, and others for live broadcasts.
The 12 Best Team Chat Apps
Team chat is similar to email, but its main benefit is that it keeps all your company’s communications in one place, making it easier for everyone to talk together with group or private chats. Here’s a the pros and cons of 12 popular apps.
TUIO is an educational fee management solution for schools, daycares, camps and other types of scholastic facilities. No more spreadsheets. No more post-its. No more visits to the bank to deposit cheques (a hidden cost). No more awkward talks regarding NSFs with the parents. TUIO gives you the freedom and flexibility to bill families without the hassle.