• Beyond Digital: Go Accessible with your PDF’s Using Kami!

    This blog post was originally posted on Hillary Goldthwait-Fowles’s blog https://www.hillaryhelpsulearn.com/ and is used with the author’s permission. Hillary Goldthwait- Fowles, PhD. is a RESNA (Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America) certified Assistive Technology Professional (ATP), who specializes in breaking barriers to learning through the use of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Hillary is a certified Special Education Consultant in the State of Maine, serving as a consultant for students in grades K-12 to promote access to learning, employment, and life through the use of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. She is an educator with over 20 years of experience as a teacher…

  • Kami: The PDF Tool You Deserve, But Not The One You Have Right Now

    This blog post was originally posted on Danna Pearsall’s Educational Blog and is used with the author’s permission. Danna Pearsall has been teaching for 12 years and during this time, has metamorphosed into a tech-savvy, highly-motivated teacher and Kami Hero. Follow her on Twitter @mrspearsallchhs I recently became a Kami Hero (basically a bonafide Kami user), and I’m excited to share just a few of the marvelous things it has to offer.  I don’t really even remember when or how I first ran into Kami, but I find myself using or recommending someone else use it at least a few times a week.  Below are just some of my favorite uses of…

  • 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…

  • How we’re preparing for GDPR

    Our commitment on the upcoming EU Data Regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set a new standard for how companies use and protect EU citizens’ data. It will take effect from May 2018. At Kami, we’ve been working hard to prepare for GDPR, to ensure that we fulfill its obligations and maintain our transparency about customer messaging and how we use data. I’ve been working with our legal, engineering and operations teams to figure out how to convert GDPR legal provisions into tangible actions. We’ve been asking lots of questions, and our customers have been asking us questions. Here’s an overview of GDPR, and how we are…

  • Welcome to Kami: Google Classroom Integration, Video Annotation, Dictionary, and Equation Editor.

    Today we are excited to announce that we are launching four of our most exciting features yet, major updates that we have been working on for the last six months. While visiting the US last year, Kami visited classrooms to look at ways in which Kami could be better. Thanks to the great feedback that we collected from some brutally honest K-12 students, as well as the numerous faculty members with whom we have spoken by email and at the many edtech conferences Kami has attended, we were given a clear picture of what Kami needed to become an even better classroom tool. We are grateful for all of the…