A version of this post was first shared in our GSD Ed. Tech. Monthly Newsletter for Teachers, authored and curated by Teresa Bruin, Educational Technology Team Leader. We’ve also included help resources created by Davina Sauthoff, Educational Technology Team Leader.
Kami (https://www.kamiapp.com/) is a tool that allows students to digitally annotate text and edit documents. Using the kid-friendly Chrome extension, students can make notes on ebooks, publisher-supplied PDFs, worksheets, and more. Granite recently purchased a district-wide license to Kami for all teachers and students!
Getting Started with Kami
If you haven’t already tried Kami, it’s super easy to get started. The Kami Chrome extension has been pushed out to all Granite staff and students, but it can also be found in the Chrome Web Store if you need to install it in your Chrome browser.
Sign up for a Kami account by choosing “Sign up with Google” and using your @granitesd.org Google account, so that your account will automatically be licensed and connected to our district license. If you already have a free or paid Kami account, it should have automatically transferred to our district license. This ‘How to Create an Account with Kami’ video may also be helpful:
Kami and Google Classroom
Kami works with Google Classroom. Follow this tutorial or watch the videos below to learn how to integrate Kami with Google Classroom.
Kami & Google Classroom for Students
Kami & Google Classroom for Teachers
Kami Tutorial for Teachers – Assign a Kami Assignment in Google Classroom
Kami and Canvas
Kami also integrates with Canvas. The Kami LTI has already been installed in Granite’s instance of Canvas, so you can follow the the video or instructions linked below to see how to add a Kami task to a Canvas assignment.
Want additional help or ideas for using Kami? Try these resources:
- Kami YouTube Channel
- Kami Help Center
- Kami Resources for Students and Parents
- Kami Resources for Teachers
Looking for other blended and distance learning resources and strategies? Try these:
- Visit our TIP Resources for Distance Learning page.
- Follow the Distance Learning tag on our Ed. Tech. Department blog, where we we highlight and share distance learning ideas and successes.
- Visit the Granite Distance Learning and Granite Distance Teaching sites.
Please also reach out to your school technology specialist or library media educational technology specialist for additional help and support with Kami and other digital teaching and learning resources.
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