Literacy Practice in the Real World: Students Annotating the Web

August 18, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
By Educator Innovator

Emergent technology is revolutionizing the way we can navigate and engage with content on the Internet. New tools allow us to annotate inline on web pages for both personal note-taking and for communal discussion. Students and teachers can make particularly powerful use of this technology as it clearly aligns with learning goals in the humanities like close reading and media literacy. Web annotation tools allow teachers to follow students as they explore interest-driven inquiry across the Internet and also enables teachers and students to actively and critically engage with current events as they are represented in web sources.

In this webinar, our partner focused on the history of social writing and annotation practices more broadly and then considered the possibilities for collaborative student annotation on the web and in today’s classroom.

Guests for this webinar include:

  • Erick P. Gordon (host), Senior Research Fellow at the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Jeremy Dean, Director of Education at
  • Adele Bruni, Instructor of English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Louis Lafair, Inventor, poet, and student at Stanford University
  • Nathan Blom, English teacher at Laguardia High School Of Music & Art And Performing Arts

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