• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…