Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Annotating on PDFs with Kami

Let me be clear, I am not a huge proponent of "worksheeting" a student to death, nor do I think that using technology at the substitution level is the best plan, but there is a time and place when annotating on a PDF might be needed. Kami, formerly known as Notable PDF, is a tool that will allow you to do just that. Plus it easily saves the work in Google Drive.  

Here is a quick video that shows you where to access Kami and some key features:






Add Kami to your Drive

Authorize Kami to Your Drive



Kami Features

Exporting Annotated Version to Drive
After students have annotated onto the document, they can export it back to their Drive and share with the teacher via permissions or upload it to a Google Classroom assignment. 




4 comments:

  1. Is there a process for getting an app/extension approved for student use? I really want my ELA students to be able to annotate the same text several times for different skills. (Instead of printing several copies of the same story for each student).

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    1. Yes, on the Chrome App and Chrome Extension page of EduCafe is a link to a document with the apps/extensions we have enabled. Also on that document is a link where LISD staff/students can request ones be enabled. For extensions, I look at the function and make sure it works properly on our devices. For apps, I have to look at function and sites term of use to determine age level restrictions.

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    2. Yes, on the Chrome App and Chrome Extension page of EduCafe is a link to a document with the apps/extensions we have enabled. Also on that document is a link where LISD staff/students can request ones be enabled. For extensions, I look at the function and make sure it works properly on our devices. For apps, I have to look at function and sites term of use to determine age level restrictions.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! And, thanks for making it available for students too. I already have a Social Studies teacher that is going to try this with students.

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