• Case Studies

    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…

  • EdTech

    Why do we still use PDFs?

    In 2017, technology plays a larger role in the classroom than ever, and as a result many schools are moving their whopping $2 billion, spent on paper each year, toward digital devices, and PDFs are replacing paper. Moving documents to the cloud saves not only the hours that are spent on copying and printing but also the copious amounts of paper; everything that the students would want to use is now at their fingertips because of the cloud. The Williams Compliance Act, an act wherein the students in the state of California are given the right to access the materials and resources outside of their classrooms, has added to the volume…

  • Case Studies

    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…

  • Case Studies,  Case study

    Star Academy Students are Reaching Their Writing Goals for National Novel Writing Month

    November is National Novel Writing Month, which has people from all over the United States feverishly writing to complete a novel by the end of the month. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun new approach to creative writing. The project started in July 1999 with 21 participants, and by 2010, over 200,000 people had taken part and written over 2.8 billion words. Starting November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30. Star Academy in San Rafael is one of the many schools working hard to get their novels completed by the end of November! Star Academy is…