• Blog,  Kami Newsroom

    Kami’s Halloween Treat For You And a Teacher Friend

    Halloween is fast approaching, but gone are the days of traveling from house-to-house because Kami has a sweet surprise you can’t refuse. No tricks here… just treats! Purchase a Kami Teacher Plan for yourself (and all of your students) for just $99, then treat a teacher friend (and all of their students) with a free Kami Teacher Plan. You and a lucky friend will gain access to all the tools and features that the highest tier of Kami accounts holds. Plus, you don’t have to go through a lengthy process when purchasing, it’s quick and easy to do. How do I receive a free Kami Teacher Plan? Purchase a Kami Teacher…

  • Kami Newsroom

    Update: New ‘Open With Kami’ Button and Improved Kami Chrome Extension

    We’ve been hard at work for the past few months on a major rewrite of our Chrome Extension to improve the performance and reliability of it while also improving how the extension works when opening files. This is a big change, and addresses the biggest complaint we hear from districts trying to roll out the Kami Extension: “why has Kami hijacked my PDFs”. Since the Chrome Extension is critical to deployments, if you notice anything weird or unusual about the way Kami integrates or works with Chromebooks or other devices, let us know. New ‘Open With Kami’ Button With the new extension, you will now be able to have PDF files…

  • Case study,  Teacher Tips

    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…

  • EdTech

    Pursue a Paperless Classroom This School Year

    Some things that happen in education are really stupid. Sometimes the smartest people with the best of intentions can champion and implement ideas that are nonsensical, unhelpful, and really frustrating. It happens all the time. However, the near consensus move toward paperless education is not one of those things. As teachers, this can be a difficult concept to embrace. It’s natural to collect and distribute information on paper, and many of us have been doing it for years or decades. Anecdotally, I’ve found that students sometimes even prefer paper because, while they can navigate technology better than any generation alive, they struggle with skills like organization, time management, and self-discipline,…

  • Case Studies,  Case study

    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…