What is Kami? And what can my students do with it?

Meet iCivics’ newest friend, Kami! Kami allows students to annotate and mark-up PDFs within their web browser. With the Kami tool, you can assign iCivics lessons and your students can complete and submit the assignment back to you.

With Kami, students can complete every assignable lesson in the iCivics library. Below are some of the features of the Kami viewer:

The Dictionary Tool

This tool allows students to select and define a word. (Kami tutorial video)

The Text to Speech Tool

This tool reads text aloud. The reading speed and volume is adjustable, and you can load other voice packs for compatibility with reading languages other than English. (Kami tutorial video)

The Insert Text Box Tool

This tool allows students to place text boxes anywhere in their document, perfect for completing activities and worksheets. Both the color and size of the text can be adjusted. (Kami tutorial video)

The Equation Tool

This tool allows students to create equations by using the symbols palette (accessed from the pi symbol above the color options). (Kami tutorial video)

The Drawing Tool

This tool allows freehand drawings to be placed anywhere on the document, perfect for drawing attention to key ideas for emphasis. The stroke thickness and transparency can be adjusted.

The Drawing Tool can be used to make perfectly straight lines by holding shift before drawing the line. (Kami tutorial video)

The Shapes Tool

This tool allows students to draw shapes on their PDF. This tool is ideal for marking areas that need to be quickly recognized. This tool allows students to mark with circle, square, and line shapes. The size, color, and transparency of the shapes can be adjusted. (Kami tutorial video)

The Eraser Tool

Students can use the eraser tool to erase shapes, text, and drawings that have been made on the PDF. To use the eraser tool, simply click and drag over the annotation to remove. (Kami tutorial video)

The Insert Image Tool

This tool is used to easily insert images into a document, such as maps or diagrams for drawing on. (Kami tutorial video)




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