Have you heard of using the Kami Chrome Extension in Speech Therapy? I learned about this one from a Facebook group last month! Are you looking for ways to make virtual learning fun? Let’s talk about one of my favorite digital classroom apps today called Kami.
What is Kami?
Kami is a leading digital classroom app built to transform any existing document into an interactive learning experience. It integrates with Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas.
How to install it
Go to kamiapp.com to get the app or you can download the chrome extension for PDF and Document Annotation. Select k-12, then teacher to get access to the free upgraded teacher plan for 90 days, then it will revert back to the basic free plan after that.
Why it’s useful
Kami is useful because it allows learners to show knowledge in multiple ways. Learners can use Kami’s built-in dictation to write thought-provoking answers to questions, or they can use Kami’s annotation features to write or type responses. Learners can collaborate on a Kami document, adding video, audio, or text-based comments. Another great feature is the text to speech tool, which can be great for students following along in reading exercises.
Ways to Use it
Some Kami tools boost students’ creativity by allowing them to draw freely and annotate with a selection of colors, shapes and text sizes. Students can easily complete tasks and save files with Kami’s Google Classroom integration. Students can annotate on ebooks, publisher-supplied PDFs, worksheets and more. It can be a great thing to use in addition to a document camera set-up, where you manipulate actual items.
Teachers can markup, discuss and provide feedback using Kami’s text, audio, and video annotation tools.
Look at this example-Learn Practice Check: Irregular Verbs to see one way that I use it.
There are many different tools that you can use within Kami.
You can add text boxes to worksheets:
You can draw like on this example in which we matched irregular verbs:
You can highlight or mark-up important information during teaching:
Have you ever used Kami before?
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