• Case study,  Teacher Tips

    Less paper, more interactive with Kami 📒

    You’ve found the BEST new worksheet for your class! It explains all the principles you want your students to learn and then has them complete some fun activities to cement their knowledge. You print out copies for everyone (in your precious lunch break) and the lesson goes down a storm. But as your students charge out for the school bus, you are left with a mound of crumpled paper sheets. All those valuable resources are now nothing but waste. The constant cycle of paper waste can be demoralizing and time-intensive – but it doesn’t need to be that way. Our Kami Hero Jennifer Crane, science and health teacher from St.…

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    Interactive mapping exercise🌎

    Social studies is an amazing subject. It brings together so many crucial skills that will support students in whatever career path they take.   But have you ever wondered how you can use Kami in the social studies classroom? Our Kami Hero has got you covered! Instructional Tech Coach Megan shares why she loves the Kami tool and the amazing interactive battle maps her students create with it. How have you helped others work with Kami? As an Instructional Technology Coach, I have empowered my educators to use Kami as a digital tool to edit documents, create visual aids, and to support student growth. My favorite activity so far has been the incorporation…

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    Weekly writing assignment ✍️

    Everybody’s classroom is different, so it’s always interesting to learn how other educators use tools and apps to engage their students.   Let’s check out Instructional Technology Coach from Beaufort County School District, Eve Heaton’s tips and tricks when using Kami in her school.   How have you helped others work with Kami? I work specifically with Title 1 schools within our district and I conduct monthly professional developments where I routinely train on Kami or link it to other training. We have full access and I love showcasing Kami as a way of communicating, collaborating, and providing a way for students to creatively showcase their knowledge (while saving paper!).  …

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    Solving classroom paper management problems with Kami

    How many hours per week do you spend preparing and printing documents only to watch them go straight to the bottom of students’ backpacks? For Jill Nation this problem was all too familiar.  A Biology and Environmental Science teacher at Cathedral City High School, Jill found paper management incredibly frustrating. “You end up with so many papers all over your desk, and then you hand them back to the students, and they still end up on your floor.” Having to make large numbers of copies every time she found a PDF she wanted to use was tedious and wasteful.  Paper management is a hassle for everyone, and like Jill many…

  • Go Accessible with your PDF’s Using Kami!
    Case study,  Teacher Tips

    Beyond Digital: Go Accessible with your PDF’s Using Kami!

    This blog post was originally posted on Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles’s blog and is used with the author’s permission. Being a Kami Hero is pretty cool. Having the opportunity to test new features and explore the possibilities for this Chrome-based PDF tool is exciting. As an Assistive Technology specialist and consultant, I am always curious about if a particular tool is accessible for all, some or none. While there are many wonderful features in Kami, which can be found in this blog post by fellow Kami Hero Danna Pearsall here, there are some other wonderful features of Kami that help promote accessibility. The feature that will be covered in this post is Kami’s…