Annotation is a useful tool to foster interaction, collaboration, and critical thinking. It also helps add complexity to documents and media by adding an extra layer to them.
Potential uses from Back to School with Annotations:
Hypothes.is uses annotation to enable sentence-level note taking or critique on top of classroom readings, news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and more. The tool was designed to be open, neutral, and lasting. Annotations can include text, images, links, and videos.
How-to guides and documentation:
Timeline.ly allows users to annotate YouTube videos with text, images, other videos, and voice recordings.
Genial.ly allows user to create a variety of visual projects including annotated images. Images can be annotated with text, videos, other images, and links. The platform has a free version that should be enough for class projects.
Scalar is a free, open source authoring and publishing platform that’s designed to make it easy for authors to write long-form, born-digital scholarship online. Scalar has a robust annotation system that allows users to annotate text, images, video.
DYK that annotation has been used as a teaching tool in physics, English, physical education, literature, medicine, biochemistry, and more?
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