• EdTech,  Technology

    Why Graphing Calculators Still Cost a Small Fortune

    New technologies have changed the ways students learn. However, there are still things that stay close to the hearts of teachers and students despite the advent of modern learning tools. One of these is the graphing calculator. Before the Kindle was even invented, graphing calculators were already considered classroom staples. Graphing calculators have never been out of the market This is true notwithstanding the emergence of online learning tools that are more convenient and accessible. In point of fact, graphing calculators still cost a fortune. While mobile phones, laptops, and tablets are decreasing in price, outdated graphic calculators remain as expensive as they were years ago. For students, teachers, and…

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    Kami is University of Minnesota Students’ Go-To App

    In a Nutshell “Kami did what I needed it to do and didn’t cost me hundreds of dollars or force me to pirate software.” – Troy Zimmerman, student at University of Minnesota Challenge: Unable to sync notes on PDFs and documents Solution: With Kami, the syncing of notes in PDFs is made easy. Kami can be connected and integrated to Google Apps for Work (Gmail and Google Drive). Benefits: Easy. Low-cost. Fancy. These are the top three words that can be used to sum up how useful and effective Kami is inside the classroom. Kami allows the syncing and sharing of lectures efficiently so students and educators can collaborate in real-time. Kami Is…

  • EdTech

    Introducing Blended Learning

    Wouldn’t it be nice if every child had his or her own personal teacher? Blended Learning may have the answer, as it is where students learn from their computers for about 25% of the day. This is much different than just taking online courses, where some studies have shown that only 23% of students even pass online courses. When students gave an after school lab session and worked with a teacher in online courses, the number of those who passed and got credit for graduation purposes went up to 43%. Then, the idea came along to give the students a full day with a teacher at summer school to help…

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    Kami Developer API

    If you’re a regular Kami user, then you’ve seen the convenience and capabilities it brings to your workflows. We are now introducing Kami’s developer API, which allows you to leverage the viewing, annotation, and collaboration features of Kami and bring them to your users inside your app. Kami is the first embeddable viewer with offline support, realtime annotation, and high fidelity exports of the annotated documents. The best document experience, now part of your app With the Kami API, you can now get the great document viewing and collaboration experience of Kami, seamlessly integrated into your application. The Kami API supports a wide variety of file formats, and they are all beautifully rendered with our…

  • EdTech

    Google Express Operation Backpack

    American schools have been falling behind in some ways over the years. It has not been just a failure politically. The parents in the recent past have had great economic hurdles to overcome. The Wall Street Blues The financial crisis of 2007 – 2008 did not help things at all. It has been considered by many experts as the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression. This crisis played a major role in the financial meltdown of the country’s most important businesses. People from every financial class lost absurd amounts of money from stocks, bonds, etc. Consumer wealth decline was recorded falling into the trillions of dollars. The financial plague…