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  1. Jun 2015
    1. Teachers Know Best is a multi-year research effort to better understand how teachers use digital instructional tools and how these tools can be improved to foster personalized learning.

      Important potential partner/collaborator. Here's their site.

    1. The tools are designed to be simple, flexible, and allow teachers to maintain creative license in how and what they teach.

      Web annotation technology is about as "flexible" as one can get with a tool. It can be used independently by students, by teachers and students, and integrated into LMS and CMS systems.

    2. helping teachers bring the Common Core to life.

      Two ways I see this happening with annotation:

      1) Making the text social. It's like Facebook!

      2) Making it multimedia. Allowing students to annotate with images and video add dimension to the text.

      3) Visualizing the annotation process through text selection and commentary really drives home the idea of close reading.

    3. Teachers who are using these tools

      Dead link?

    4. Consistent standards allow teachers to create a community where they can connect with each other, learn from each other, share with each other, and improve their practice with each other.

      Should there be a teacher layer to curriculum that allows teachers to collaborate with each other in designing curriculum?!

    5. college and career

      Need to address the "career" aspect of the Common Core at some point": digital literacy is about the web, the world, not just school...

    6. developed by teachers

      Said this before, but need to partner with actual teachers in alignment of standards/creation of curriculum.

    1. part of the fabric of schools around the country

      what about becoming part of the fabric of daily student life online, both in the classroom AND OUT!

    2. we’re working with teachers to design materials

      how can we do this? how do we partner with teachers to develop curriculum that uses hypothes.is for common core?

    3. customized pathways to achievement,

      Annotating the open web is a natural way to allow students to "customize" their learning. They choose the content they read and engage with, and directed by teacher guidelines, engage with that content to demonstrate learning.

    4. Blending


    5. Blending


    6. Ninety-five percent of 12- to 17-year-olds already go online on a regular basis. They use social networks, and create and contribute to websites. Our work is focused on taking full advantage of the kinds of tools and technologies that have transformed every other aspect of life to power up and accelerate students’ learning. We need to do things differently, not just better.

      hypothes.is/collaborative annotation meets students where they are: online, giving them a tool to interact more critically with the texts and ideas they encounter on the web

    7. to strengthen the connection between teacher and student.

      Social reading brings students and teachers, and students and students, together.

    8. new generation of courseware


    9. in and out of school, in person and online, together and independently.

      Asynchronous learning...collaboration...

    10. individual needs,

      Self-directed/student-centered learning...

    11. a globally connected, information saturated world.

      I.e. the Internet!

    12. game-based learning that generates rich data about students’ progress

      need feedback system at the very least: likes/upvotes, email notifications...also possibly a dashboard, for students and teachers, that shows recent work, top annotator, etc. (by volume, by like)...DO WE NEED GAMIFICATION?

    1. When learning is personalized,

      How much more "personalized" could you get than annotating the open web?! Let students read and discuss what they want, but evaluate them according to the standards/expectations.

    2. In personalized learning, the student is the leader, and the teacher is the activator and the advisor.

      We this transformation of student from passive recipient of knowledge to active producer through annotation as well.