This free virtual EdTech Demo session explores web annotation as a core digital pedagogical practice for the 21st century classroom. The emergent technology of web annotation allows Internet users to privately comment on or publicly discuss any web page. It can be applied to teach students traditional literacy skills like close reading but also newer forms of digital and media literacy. Web annotation can also be leveraged in text mining and other more advanced digital projects.
In this session, Jeremy Dean, Director of Education at hypothes.is, will talk about the pedagogical value of web annotation and demonstrate the open-source, standards-based annotation client, Hypothes.is. You will leave this demo with a solid orientation in the basic functionality of web annotation as well as specific collaborative annotation exercises and projects that can be used in their classrooms. Hypothes.is, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving online discourse through annotation.
Jeremy Dean is the Director of Education at Hypothesis. He was previously the Director of Education at Genius where he facilitated educational applications of their interactive archive of literary and historical texts. Jeremy is a scholar-educator with fifteen years of experience teaching at both the college and high school levels. He received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin where he worked as a Project Leader in the Digital Writing and Research Lab for four years developing units and lesson plans around a variety of digital tools.
10-11am (PST), Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Link to the virtual session will be sent out a few days prior to the session.