• Product Updates

    Update: Introducing Speech to Text

    Today, we are excited to announce the release of our Speech-to-Text tool. Creating the Speech-to-Text tool is a project that we have been working on for some time, and we have had it in BETA for the last month. We realized that this tool was needed when we witnessed the frustrations that many ELA students have with typing, which keeps them behind. The purpose of this tool is to allow all students to keep up with their classmates, regardless of their level of typing skill. With this tool, anyone with a Kami Teacher Plan, Kami Schools Account, or Kami Work Account can click the text tool, followed by the microphone…

  • Blog,  Kami Newsroom

    4 Million Milestone: American K-12 Schools are Going Paperless with Kami

    To our four million Kami users, We are excited to share the exciting news of reaching over four million signed up users, doubling our growth in the last year. Going paperless has never been so easy that there are over 12,000 American K-12 schools are switching from traditional pen and paper to using devices such as Chromebook and Kami to create and annotate content in the classroom. With your support and feedback, we have been your number one online PDF and document annotation app in the Chrome Web Store and G Suite Marketplace for more than a year now. Our success in the Google marketplaces echoes our growing community, as well as the…

  • 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…

  • EdTech

    Five Things to Keep in Mind on the First Day of School

    One of the best things about education is that it runs in cycles. Just when everything feels as challenging as possible, there is time for rest and refreshment before a brand new restart. In other words, every school year starts with an immense possibility for the teachers, the students, and the community. As lazy afternoons, beach memories, and cookouts recede into the background, and the start of school is upon us, there are a few things to keep in mind to help this school be as successful as possible. Let go of the past and start something new As a teacher, there are inevitable highs and lows that need to…