• Kami Videos,  Stories

    Oakdale Junior High School makes learning more engaging using Kami

    Challenge: Melody Hastings sent out an assignment through Google Classroom but realized that they lacked technology that would enable them to edit PDF files. While searching for a cost-effective solution that would best serve the students’ learning needs, she found Kami. As a mathematics teacher, Hastings recognize the importance of precision when it comes to digital learning activities. In her opinion, kids are “naturally drawn to technology”, so she wanted to create a more engaging learning experience by showing students how they could use technology for schoolwork. Solution: Oakdale Junior High School in California purchased a district-wide Kami School Licence. Hastings soon discovered that Kami was more than just a PDF…

  • EdTech,  Stories

    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…

  • Blog,  EdTech

    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…

  • EdTech,  What's New in Kami

    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…

  • EdTech,  Technology

    Why Box Users Should Switch to Kami

    Box recently made an announcement that Crocodoc services are scheduled to be shut down this coming November. As much as we users would like to relive the cloud-based and online conveniences that we had in this PDF viewer and documentation tool, it’s not coming back. Finding an alternative isn’t always the easiest of tasks, but our recommendation: Kami. Formerly known as Notable PDF, this new PDF viewer/documentation tool may just provide all that you enjoyed in Crocodoc, most likely even a lot more. Here are two main reasons why. Enhanced Integration Crocodoc has prided itself as an online documentation tool that can be used almost instantly without the need to install or…