Start with a text that students are annotating, and going to a text that they produced, maybe all the way to an Anthology
How would you annotate a video (or other time-based text?)
Like tweets during a TV viewing?
Soundcloud for audio is a nice example
Timeline — visualization
Internet archive — thumbnails culled from
Zeega — annotation of video — very cool!
SavePublishing — bookmarklet to locate “tweetable” sentences — interesting proof of concept — it’s not too hard to do some kinds of “computed preprocessing” of text, perhaps as a scaffold to close reading.
Voting — thumbs up/down might be a good feature for annotations/documents to locate best notes.
Make selection of high-quality annotations a task for students?
Overall activity could have as a goal to create a product that is somehow better than the original text.
Perhaps collaborative online annotation can “make students aware of the ‘meaning of the screen’” — Great point!
A paper-based text is easily annotated, but we can all remember the first time we realized that it was “licit” to make notes in a book — a revelation! A screen-based text is somehow beyond reach until/unless we provide screen-based annotation tools.
I have a background as a foreign language teacher and as a Web Application Developer.
At MIT HyperStudio we envision, co-design and develop tools to support teaching, learning and research in the humanities.
I am interested in open source, open data and open knowledge.
I am eager to learn about and participate in efforts to foster communication and collaboration between developers across projects and teams to accelerate development, increase interoperability, and reduce duplication of effort.
I'm currently focused on building on an annotation tool that's in use in humanities classrooms at MIT.