• EdTech,  Teacher Tips

    5 Uses for Kami in the Inclusive Classroom

    This article was written by Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles and is re-published with permission. Technology can be a powerful tool in the inclusive classroom. Using the appropriate technology with the intention of supporting an inclusive learning environment, coupled with sound pedagogy, makes for a powerful combination that ultimately benefits all learners. One of my favorite tools to use in the inclusive classroom is Kami. Kami is an extension for Google Chrome that is more than just annotating PDF’s. The many features of Kami allow for learners to engage in PDF content in a more flexible manner, promotes choice and agency, and supports the use of inclusive technologies as part of the UDL Guidelines (Universal Design for…

  • Teacher Tips

    Tip #1: Weekly Writing Assignment ✍️

    Welcome to Teacher Tips, the newest addition to Kami Blog! Each week, we’ll be featuring a Kami Hero to share examples of how they are currently using Kami, plus other ideas on how to utilize tools and features in all subject areas. Our first Teacher Tip is by an Instructional Technology Coach from Beaufort County School District.   How have you helped others work with Kami? I work specifically with Title 1 schools within our district and I conduct monthly professional developments where I routinely train on Kami or link it to other training. We have full access and I love showcasing Kami as a way of communicating, collaborating, and providing…

  • Product Updates,  What's New in Kami

    We Updated our Text-to-Speech Tool!

    While the benefits of Text-to-Speech (TTS) are for all kinds of users, some of the specific groups that see a better user experience are students with learning disabilities, literacy difficulties, those who have different learning styles and those who are learning to speak different languages. Here at Kami, we want our users to be able to use our tools to help improve the way they learn, whether it be at school or at their home. Thanks to your feedback, we are continuously improving the way teachers and your students use Kami. Today, we are excited to share with you an all-new Text-to-Speech (TTS) tool! With controls like skipping and looping a section from…

  • What's New in Kami

    Introducing our Kami Heroes – 2019

    It has been exactly a month since we opened applications for this year’s Kami Heroes programme – and it’s great to see all the amazing entries we received from educators all over the world. Big thanks to everyone who took time to fill in the form and shared their work with us, it was exciting to learn more about how you use Kami and how much you value having our digital tools in your classrooms. I enjoyed reading and viewing your shared content! Each application was reviewed thoroughly and we really appreciate the effort you have put into sending through your applications. We are grateful and excited to be working with…

  • What's New in Kami

    Kami Raises Seed Fund to Accelerate Growth in North America

    Today, we are thrilled to announce that Kami has received NZ $1.5 million in seed funding to accelerate the rapid growth of our company in North America, valuing the company at almost NZ $20 million.  The seed round, which was oversubscribed by 180% was led by Australian venture capital firm, Right Click Capital. Other investors include the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF), Australian venture capital firm Capital Pitch, as well as Australian and New Zealand Angels. “When building the round, it was important to us that we find a lead investor with a track record of successful similar investments in the Aus/NZ region, and be part of a global…