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    Introducing the Kami Heroes

    The wait is over, and it is finally time for us to announce the Kami Heroes of 2018! We were inundated with amazing applications, and with limited spaces, not all were successful. I want to thank everyone who applied to be a part of the Kami Heroes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading through everyone’s applications and it was especially exciting for us to read about all of the ways you are using Kami in your classrooms. Thanks again to everyone who sent in their applications. The 2018 Kami Heroes listed below will be contacted via email next week with more information.  

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    Island Trees School District Uses Kami to Make PDFs User Friendly in the Classroom

    The pace of change is accelerating. New technologies are progressing and spreading faster than ever. In the next decade, we are likely to see a dramatic educational shift with education systems emerging with online systems and disruptive technology. With the rapid development of technology, the interest in educational technology is at an all-time high in the Island Trees School District. We were fortunate enough to meet Jim Conklin, the instructional technology staff developer at Island Trees School District, New York, to discuss what Kami meant to him. So, what is Kami? We know that Kami saves paper and allows the annotation of PDFs, but what does Kami really mean regarding…

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    Rochelle Township High School Students Use Kami for Studying Novels in English Class

    “I like the fact that the students in my class have powerful tools they are able to utilize not only in my class but also in any coursework in which they are attempting to utilize pdfs.” Brian Worthington These days, there is more students can do with their devices in a classroom than without. While many argue that is a bad thing, the majority of people understand that we are living in a faster-paced digital world than we used to, and students need to be well-versed with technology if they are going to be the innovators of the future. I often have to remind myself that “if you always do…

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    Pomona School of Extended Educational Options (SEEO) Uses Kami to Increase Engagement in Independent Studies

    Late last year the Kami team visited Deborah Leance, a dedicated teacher at Pomona School of Extended Educational Options (SEEO) High School. Having used Kami for almost two years, Kami has been an essential tool for her in her own study, but also the study of her students at SEEO. Pomona School of Extended Educational Options (SEEO) High School is a dependent charter school offered through Pomona Unified School District and has a dedicated group of teachers and support staff who work hard as a team to help their students realise their talents and experience success in school using a modified independent study model. At SEEO, the staff embrace the…

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    Banning HS Uses Kami for Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) and Williams Compliance

    Currently, the schools in the United States are wasting around 2 billion dollars a year on paper. A study by David Wees on paper use in schools looked at just how much is being spent by schools on paper in the United States. Wees came to an educated conclusion that schools are using an estimated 34 billion sheets of paper each year, with an annual cost of 2 billion dollars. This year, more schools are doing their best to cut down on paper usage than ever, and many are going completely paperless! We met with a High School teacher Brittney Goodwin who is helping her school go paperless, and we discussed how…