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  1. Aug 2015
    1. Rossum’s Universal Robots or R.U.R.

      Full text here, annotatable.

    2. In 1920, the playwright Karel Čapek coined the term “robot” for his play Rossum’s Universal Robots or R.U.R. The word comes from the Czech roboti which meant “serf labor.” “Drudgery,” another translation offers. Or, according to Wikipedia, “the amount of hours a serf owed his master in a given day.”

      This is fascinating because I always thought that "robotic" as used for human labor was a metaphor.

    3. Many people insist that technology will not replace teachers; indeed they doth protest too much methinks. Often, they re-state what science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke pronounced: that if a teacher can be replaced by a machine, she or he should be. That’s an awfully slippery slope.

      Who actually says this? And isn't a more subtle position on the relationship between technology and educational labor that is needed?

    4. Much of the history of education technology, indeed the history of education itself, in the twentieth century onward involves this push for “efficiency.”

      I don't doubt that "efficiency" is a major strand in the rhetoric of educational reform, but is it really the dominant one? Certainly it is not the only one.

      Seems like inclusion would be more important one. I think the real danger is when things like inclusion or engagement are conflated with efficiency.

    5. “Edward Thorndike won and John Dewey lost.”)

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    6. not just the political forces of education reform or Scott Walker, but the political forces of Silicon Valley and venture capital too

      A jarring, but deeply felt equivalence on the part of this reader, former Genius current hypothes.izer (?).

    1. the first version of hypothes.is groups seems like it will be similar to the middle option in the video here.

    1. At the same time, another conversational thread has begun as academics react to a Washington Post column about professors’ productivity.

      All due respect to Storify/Twitter, but with hypothes.is this conversation could take place at The Washington Post itself. Imagine sharing the digital margin of the Sunday paper with colleagues and collaborators across space and time! Surely, the teacher-in-us-all loves the practice of keeping these discussions grounded in the text!!

    1. Mother Jones, July/August 2015 Issue

      Annotatable version here.

    2. Allow students to pool their talents in order to produce a great collective outcome (an alternative to competing to see who is the best student in the class, gerting rid of the teacher's pet model of in-class hierarchy).

      Online writing assignments can particularly lend themselves to this kind of collaboration: students working on a wiki may contribute research, design, and synthesis skills individually.

    1. Better Alternatives than the Term Paper

      Think of the word count (not to mention critical sophistication) a student could accumulate/achieve via blogging or microblogging or even annotation...

    2. Conducting Class in Public

      Super interested in more on this. I think it's particularly scary for teachers and sometimes treacherous bureaucratically.

    3. (points that are especially true for marginalized people, as Ta-Nehisi Coates says so eloquently and bitterly in Between the World and Me).

      Really neat idea to try to tie this pedagogical argument to Coates's social critique.

    4. The point is that, when students need to stand by their work in a public way, it reinforces that the work is about them--not about pleasing you, doing what you want, sucking up to you as a prof, all the cynical things students say about teachers and that credential-centered teaching inspires.

      I love love love this, but does the mandate for student privacy (i.e. FERPA) ever get in the way of actually doing this? My impression is that at both the secondary and tertiary levels, the paranoia about privacy is only becoming more intense.

    5. becomes part of the student's own responsibility

      This point rings true for me from my experience. When students are responsible for their knowledge as part of their personhood, rather than following someone else's expectations, then they will truly "get it." It's like the difference between writing a paper for a teacher versus writing it for yourself (and/or a broader audience) because you are excited about the ideas/words.

    6. mastery

      Is this term too rooted in disciplinary education to retain in discussions of student-centered learning?

    7. I will also be posting the blogs to a continuous Google Doc, constantly editing and updating, including outtakes and sketchy ideas.   And it is open to anyone to leave comments.

      Why not add these layers of annotation/discussion right here using an app like hypothes.is?

    8. If you are tired of being the police--selecting, ranking, grading, snuffing out plagiarism and wrong answers and mistakes--and want to find the most creative ways to promote success for any student who earns it, student-centered learning is for you.

      Great line. #pullquote

    9. disruptions

      The new regulation?

    1. It’s screenshotting important paragraphs into a tweet, and creating an app to streamline this process.

      Like, for example, One Shot.

    2. many platforms.

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    3. Platforms! Where the action is; where the actions are.

      But what if you could bring this action, these actions to every page on the Internet. Natively. What if you could kill the social media giants by giving their functionality, their proliferating communities, to the publishers themselves. What if you could...hypothes.ize the Internet.

    4. who these audiences really belong to,

      I.e. the platforms.

    5. Websites plausibly marketed these people as members of their audiences, rather than temporarily diverted members of a platform’s audience.

      Interesting distinction. But from the users point of view, might not the sub-community of readers (my friends and I) be more organic than say "reader of the New York Times).

    1. Alamo Drafthouse Mueller is slated to open in 2016.

      Can. Not. Wait.

    2. Alamo Drafthouse Mueller will be a hub for our burgeoning family, kids and youth programming designed to serve the needs of the young families in and around the neighborhood


    1. ambling around "a few square miles north and northeast" of the city's downtown.

      In the still developing planned community of Mueller:

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    1. RS POETICA,

      I'm curious why/how Soto is invoking this tradition, perhaps most famously authored by Archibald MacLeish in the pages of this same magazine, especially given that it usually focused overtly on the aesthetics of poetry as an art form and here is far more narratively driven.

      Interestingly, African American female poet Rita Dove has also rewritten the "Ars Poetica" tradition in similar narrative style in Poetry Magazine. The narrative take seems to reject MacLeish's call for the poem to be "palpable and mute."

    1. Like any technology, it’s not the tool that poses the problem. It’s how we use that tool.

      Great quote. I don't know why more people who critique social media and various online technologies don't get to this reasonable position more quickly.

  2. Jul 2015
    1. Almost every time I compose a tweet and click send, I become discomfitingly aware that I just made the Internet slightly longer than it already was, which was way too long in the first place.)

      I love that aspect of the Internet. But perhaps if I wrote for the New Yorker I might be less excited about publishing online through social media.

    2. metastasizing

      Why must this commentary need to be cancerous?

    3. It’s comments all the way down.

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      A reference to the phrase."It's turtles all the way down," popularized by Stephen Hawking in A Brief History of Time. The phrase is used to express the paradox of the "unmoved mover": the earth is flat and rests upon the back of a turtle sitting on another turtle sitting on another turtle and so on to infinity.


    1. Even the choice of car speaks volumes: Q was born to be mild, and knows it.

      Once took a cross country road trip in a friend's parents mini-van. We managed to get in trouble in spite of the "mild" mode of transport.

    1. Open is an attitude, not a set of processes and procedures.

      This is a worthy intervention--emphasis on the "attitude" idea--but why can't is both/and?

    2. What if you create this structure each time you are working with a different set of colleagues?

      Why isn't everyone directly connected?

    1. Noninvasive tracking was accomplished

      "Noninvasive," but you're still blowing my mind!

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    1. abundance

      Is it just about "abundance"? Seems like it is also about precision.

      For example, I'm not sure that I experience books as a "scarcity." I couldn't possibly read all the books in my local university library. There may be more books online, but what's revolutionary is my ability to search through those books more easily...

    1. Googleganger

      Wikipedians, this should be a top priority to get an entry on.

    2. Also, Thorne stated[17] to be on a personal quest to beat her Googleganger, a British erotica actress of the same name, at her search engine rankings.

      I love this. but unfortunately, the other Michelle Thorne is, not surprisingly, winning the SEO game at Google. Mozilla Michelle Thorne didn't even come up in the top ten.

    1. the burning of the Library of Alexandria.

      So the Internet isn’t the first archive that was fallible…

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    2. He looks like Mr. Micawber

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      From DIckens’s David Copperfield (1850). His tagline was “something will turn up.”

    3. The logo of the Internet Archive is a white, pedimented Greek temple.

      Had to look up “pedimented.” It just means gable over entablature over columns. The logo’s got it all!

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    4. The church at 300 Funston Avenue is twenty thousand square feet.

      I can’t get over the poetic justice of this choice of HQ for this company:

    5. “We should be prepared to reject the schema of the physical book itself,” he argued, and to reject “the printed page as a long-term storage device.”

      Here’s the full quote from the 1965 Libraries of the Future:

      One must be prepared to reject not only the schema of the physical library, which is essentially a response to books and their proliferation, but the schema of the book itself, and even that of the printed page as a long term storage device, if one is to discover the kinds of procognitive systems needed in the future.

      Procognitive drugs reduce confusion or disorientation. Without having read LOTF, I’m guessing Licklider is imagining systems of information visualization that more pro-actively guide thinkers or allow them to more nimbly explore their own lines of inquiry by opening new pathways beyond the turn of a page.

    6. a network of networks: an internetwork, or, later, an “internet.”

      Oh, I get it now!

    7. publication

      A nebulous term these days, no?

    8. because the law of copyright has not kept up with technological change,

      What exactly are the implications here?

    9. And, if everything’s saved, won’t there be too much of it for anyone to make sense of any of it? Won’t it be useless?

      This assumes the old “turn the page” method of research. Perhaps there’s something serious in Adams’s satire: computers can give us complicated answers far more quickly than our own minds and methods of information and knowledge gathering. #bigdata

    10. charging Google with effectively attempting to privatize the public-library system.

      Perhaps I’m being naive—and I’m not well read on the history of the Google Books project and its legal outcomes—but what does “public” mean here exactly? Does it refer to organization structure or project scope? If the goal is to, as the mission of the DPLA states below, make information and culture “freely available to the world” then how does Google Books not do that? Because they are a for-profit company? I can access Google Books far easier than my public university library.

    11. a segment called “Peabody’s Improbable History,” which is where the Wayback Machine got its name.

      Here's a YouTube link. (Wish it embedded here.)

    12. if Mr. Micawber had left Dickens’s London in a time machine and landed in the Pacific, circa 1955, disguised as an American tourist

      Google image search broke when I tried to search this—great writing just can’t be matched.

    13. Many people find themselves doing it three or four times before breakfast and five times more before lunch. What happens when your evidence vanishes by dinnertime?

      And it’s likely more people have cited a URL than ever wrote a footnote (in the entire history of footnotes!). So epistemology in the current era has become more “pernicious,” it has also become “ubiquitous.” What does that say about the overall state of knowledge production?

    1. The streets of downtown Austin

      After The Puffy Chair came out, I once ran into Mark at Polvo's in South Austin. He was eating dinner with his girlfriend/co-star. They were very gracious as I interrupted them and geeked out about how much I liked the movie.

    2. former athlete—he ran track in high school

      Come on, is that really "former athlete"? Anyone who played a high school sport?! Seems like that would include a lot of barely athletic people.

    1. dozens of losing lottery tickets, dangling like a mobile.

      This image is super powerful. The details throughout the paragraph are almost novelistic.

    2. (A Times videographer was robbed there at knifepoint and beaten.)

      So crazy. I love this aside. It tells you a lot about the hard and often dangerous work of reporting, usually not foregrounded in articles.

    1. but the array of lethal puzzles and strange perils that seem to rise up from the asphalt itself.

      Such a powerful understanding of what "the streets" or "the ghetto" means in American culture underwrites this sentence. Much more could be said about it, but TNC says so much in this short phrase.

    2. a tenacious gravity,

      Like the "sheets of rain" above, again TNC compares racial oppression to a natural force beyond human control. This seems more a description of the experience of race rather than a statement about the futility of fighting against it.

    3. like great sheets of rain.

      Like a natural force...

    4. which was their armor against their world.

      A whole dissertation could be (likely has been) written on this idea of "urban" black style as a kind of "armor against the world."

      It seems incredibly valuable for young people to acknowledge (and be acknowledged for) the cultural power of style.

    5. It is perfect houses with nice lawns.

      There's a really interesting Fresh Air episode about the construction of ghettos in America that helps contextualize how this suburban American dream excluded blacks from the start.

    6. the belief in being white

      I'm just finding this emphasis on the believe in whiteness to be so powerful! Not whiteness itself, but the (false) belief in whiteness.

    7. or rather the progress of those Americans who believe that they are white,

      This is such a powerful articulation--borrowed from Baldwin as the epigraph makes clear--of the social construct of whiteness.

    8. the gap between her world and the world for which I had been summoned to speak.

      A riff on the title of TNC's forthcoming book, itself a a riff on WEB Du Bois's famous description of black experience in The Souls of Black Folk (1903). As he opens that book in a chapter entitled "Of Our Spiritual Strivings":

      BETWEEN me and the other world there is ever an unasked question: unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, flutter round it.

    9. JUL 4, 2015

      Hard not to relate this piece to another great statement of African American experience: Frederick Douglass's 1841 speech “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

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    1. revered by many whites but regarded as an offensive vestige of segregation and oppression by most blacks.

      I have a hard time believing that this language is accurate. How many is many? And it is certainly not just blacks who view the flag this way.

    1. OER - related data need to b e accessible and readable across multiple platforms.

      Interoperability for OER content valued.

    2. Implementable standards

      It will be key to emphasize hypothes.is's alignment in this belief.

    3. A services model, which yields revenue by providing professional development and lesson planning services for OER such as Expeditionary Learning

      Ok, so this is how these guys work.

    4. Even New 5 In the 2011 Babson survey, 59% of Chief Academic Officers at the higher ed level said they “agreed” or “strongly agr eed” with the statement that OER “would be much more useful if there was a single clearinghouse.” This pain point was also cited by K - 12 teachers and OER ecosystem participants in the 2012 BCG work. 11 OER: MAINST REAM ADOPTION AND EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS York City is printing thousands of copies of Expeditionary Learning’s curriculum for use around the district.


    5. Expeditionary Learning

      Possible partner?


    6. Until a common system is widespread, though, t his dearth of standards makes OER difficult to integrate into the learning management and student data systems used by schools and educators

      Understanding of importance of standards across various platforms/providers, albeit in a slightly different circumstance.

    7. Many other states only use educational materials when they come bundled with assessment items and pr ofessional development services ,

      Interesting. Could h be the "value-add" here that OERs need to compete with mainstream publishers?

    8. CK - 12

      possible partner

    9. Utah’s Open High School

      possible partner

    10. gain academic credit

      How is this currently being evaluated within OER ecosystems? Could annotation play a role?

    11. Carnegie Mellon University’s Cognitive Tutor program has helped students complete Open Learning Initiative

      possible partner

    12. OER university 4 is a growing partnership of like - minded institutions

      possible partners

    13. resource challenges faced by public sc hool system s , as well as the appetite and interest in technology - driven solutions, present a unique opportunity


    14. civic participation
    15. “Open” refers to free access in addition to the legal rights to reuse, revi se, remix, and redistribute a resource
    16. equal access to knowledge

      and equal right to create knowledge

    17. standards adoption

      What kind of standards are we talking about here?

    18. , revis

      Annotation could nicely surface the palimpsest of this process. Rather than re-writing a text, a reacher could comment on it, thus demonstrating their concerns about it as a pedagogical moment.

    19. educational lockbox,

      The lockbox suggests a problem of access--we need free, open resources to break in. But lockbox also signals the static nature of knowledge in the traditional textbook format. Annotation could bring open engagement to these open resources.

    1. intellectual property?

      I'm curious why this term/concept need to be invoked to value informal student writing?

    2. as students gain proficiency in expert discourses, they learn also to surrender their writing and writerly identifications—in the form of intellectual property and intellectual property rights—to the workings of a largely hid- den curriculum that equates literacy achievement with public conformity to its laws.

      Powerful statement!

    1. “provide housing to vulnerable transient populations”

      This bias against transience, while not unfounded, seems problematic.

    2. The first Gideon Bible appeared in a Montana hotel in 1908, a result of the efforts of a small, self-appointed group of Christian traveling businessmen, who saw the hotel as a place full of opportunity for Christian witness.

      I was literally just wondering about this after staying in such a "haven for...human misery."

    1. written from the perspective of an Aca/Fan – that is, a hybrid creature which is part fan and part academic (hence the title of this blog). The goal of my work has been to bridge the gap between these two worlds. I take it as a personal challenge to find a way to break cultural theory out of the academic bookstore ghetto and open up a larger space to talk about the media that matters to us from a consumer’s point of view.

      This is a pretty noble goal, I think. Humanities graduate training would be well served to cultivate such a critical perspective.

    1. For those who think Google is making us stupid

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      Namely Nicholas Carr, who wrote an oft-cited Atlantic article entitled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" to which the author answers "yes," concluding:

      ...As we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence.

    1. international classification standards to the extent possible

      What does this mean?

    2. revise, remix

      While one component of this revise and remix piece is editing and linking actual texts, another might be in annotating texts.

      Annotation is a form of revision that preserves both original content and the new vision. And annotation similarly might be seen as a kind of remixing by adding layers of further information and knowledge on top of existing content.

    1. And the Open Education Movement is not just about cost savings and easy access; it’s about participation and co-creation.

      Interesting. Aside from the ability to remix resources, how are OER providers/platforms allowing "participation and co-creation"? Seems like annotation could be a major part of that process, especially as regards student interaction with teachers/course content.

  3. Jun 2015
    1. immersed in information about the world

      In other words, the Internet.

    2. immersed in information about the world

      In other words, the Internet.

    3. immersed in information about the world

      In other words, the Internet.

    4. ocus on evidence-based writing

      What's more "evidence-based" than annotation?

    5. a command of sequence and detail that are essential for effective argumentative and informative writing.
    6. read the texts with care.

      But what does that mean?

    7. they intentionally do not include a required reading list. Instead, they include numerous sample texts to help teachers prepare for the school year and allow parents and students to know what to expect during the year.

      So the Web could be the text. And Web annotation the means of reading socially.

    8. focus on academic vocabulary:
    9. growing complexity of the texts students must read
    1. possible with modern technology,

      This is terrifying but also fascinating. Imagine the data for MFA programs on the content/style whatever on the last page readers thumbed before stopping the turning!

      Also, couldn't this system be easily gamed: creating bots to "peruse" texts at the right pace repeatedly?

    2. What if we lived in a world where authors earned royalties not based on how many books they sell, but on how many pages we read?

      Seems like this will destroy the book review industry and entrench the reality of the struggling literary genius: an author like David Foster Wallace would inevitably fail in such a market, no?

    1. > 500 students

      We could probably claim we have (had) this many student users over time.

    2. Web - based solutions that track a student's progress across most/all reading and writing skills and recommend discrete solutions from multiple providers to help build skills based on student performance

      Then again, with the right kind of added infrastructure (tagging of annotations aligned with standards) and extraction of that data for visualization, I don't see why h couldn't fit this category. (At least we would have to say we are MVP stage for this level, though.)

    3. “Solution” is our term for an application, game or website that come s from a single provider and address es some or all reading and writing skills and conte nt areas

      hypothes.is would seem to fit best within this scope.

    4. e have to ensure that our grantees provide broad availability and affordable access to the products they build using our grant funding. We call this Global Access
    5. test bed schools.
    6. classroom - ready di gital literacy tools,
    7. Additionally, in order to address teachers’ time limitations, the interface that teachers use to customize the sequence or differentiate practice for students must be simple and user friendly in order for it to ever be used
    8. performanc e data to be exportable
    9. Educators believe that technology needs to help them more easily

      We cannot make these users work for it. Features needs to be built-in.

    10. Just managing distributing and collecting printed copies of 125 student essays per week was overwhelming – and providing edited essays to all students was nearly impossible.

      Responses to student annotations could be seen as micro-lessons in writing.

    11. dearth of products

      Again, this will be key to rhetoric of proposal.

    12. Articulate the weaknesses in the current digital product offering and the gaps between what the market offers and what schools want to buy

      Important to articulate this intervention

    13. innovative courseware solutions
    14. to use writing as a tool for learning, communicating, and facilitating their understanding of the complex texts

      Annotation is not just note-taking (though it can be). If annotation has always been the beginning of critical analyses in literary study, then in its online, public form, it becomes a more advanced stage of the writing process. For one, annotation online has an audience. While we can think of annotation as the start of the ideas developed in a formal essay, we might also imagine how annotations themselves can be essays!

    15. riting to read strategies
    16. o close ly read complex texts from both fiction and non - fiction sources ,

      For which annotation is key.

    17. while communications skills themselves are predicted to be critical to success in all field s in the 21 st century economy (Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 2009) .

      Annotation as modeling collaborative writing and review of documents in work places.

    18. Leveraging the capabilities of interactive technology to create an educational experience that isn’t possible in a physical, paper - based world

      leveraging social media, making annotation social

    19. Showing students their perfo rmance in order to generate a sense of ownership and agency

      Profile pages need to act as portfolios to do this.

      And dashboards for group activity could similarly give students a sense of where they're at in relation to classmates.

    20. Behavioral Engagement ,

      Might include the motivation to exhaustively (even if collaboratively) annotate a text: to say, "we mastered this!" as a class.

    21. use desktop computers or laptops to access web - based applications.

      Thank goodness. Love mobile technology, but for deep engagement in writing especially, nothing beats a keyboard.

    22. ability to deploy in a variety of learning environments due to the diversity of implementation approaches that schools utilize .

      Again, LTI is key here. We want to be able to integrate/interoperate with lots of L/CMSs.

    23. Affective Engagement, which includes interest and pride in success.


    24. Cus tomize the learning scope, sequence, and content

      need to partner with a content provider:

      1) publisher/distributor of text exemplars

      2) publisher/distributor of lesson plans inclusive of

    25. continuing to personalize instruction

      adding tags to personalize learning for students/advance certain students to next level of comprehension/analysis

    26. performance data
    27. G enerat ing student performance data that can help students, teachers, and parents identify areas for further teaching or practice

      Data, data, data

    28. Providing digital content aligned to teacher - delivered content to r einforce or help students to apply new concepts

      ability to create a set of prefabricated tags for a group, so students can label annotations with concepts, etc. that they are applying (or standards that they are fulfilling).

      differentiated view for instructor?

    29. described a vision for technology - supported learning that consists of rich, dynamic learning experiences both onli ne and off, and technology that enables teachers to engage deeply with their students one - on - one or in small groups.

      from teachers...

    30. (Education Market Research, 2012) .


    31. curriculum software packages


    32. courseware 7 | P a g e (instructional software)

      courseware defined as "instructional software"

    33. Increasing the amount of writing

      annotation naturally does this

    34. give them the capacity to design and deliver personalized instruction to their students .
    35. real - time feedback
    36. instructional arrangement s where children work together to plan, draft, revise, and edit their compositions
    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. when Ashton Kutcher joined, that the service took a permanent turn toward Hollywood.

      He really is the Steve Jobs of Hollywood!

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      In promotion of the Steve Jobs movie, Kutcher actually annotated some of the Apple founder's most famous speeches on Genius.

    2. It could be a conversation. It wasn’t about reporting; it was about connecting.

      And maybe it's not just about reporting and connecting, but reporting and connecting through something specific, some artifact of the online world: annotation.

      There's already a segment of the Twitterati doing this via highlighted screenshots of text attached to Tweets as photos ("screenshorts" they are called).

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      There's even an app to do this now: OneShot.

    3. and, of course, Justin Bieber.

      And then we got to share in the pathos of his 18th birthday (best read in reverse):

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    4. Celebrities joined the service,

      Rule number one of Silicon Valley: get (pay? bribe?) famous people to use it.

    5. Such is the case with every company in Silicon Valley, though you never hear it in their creation myth.

      Because those creation myths are aligned with the cult of the individual in American culture. We tend to value individual accomplishment over collaboration.

    6. a status updater that could be used to connect friends

      hypothes.is = an article commenting tool (?) that could be used to connect with friends

    7. like “going to park,” “in bed” and so forth.

      Status update: "'Annotating' longform article on Twitter's founding."

    1. Google acts as the service provider and provides services such as Gmail and Start Pages. Google partners act as identity providers and control usernames, passwords and other information used to identify, authenticate and authorize users for web applications that Google hosts.

      What about the reverse? Is Google ever "identity provider" for a third party?

    1. new materials to be developed collaboratively with teachers

      how do we do this?

    2. 95% of students between 12 - to 17 - year - old go online regularly,

      Need source for that.

      Web annotation engages students where they already are: on the Internet. And gives them a powerful tool for being thoughtful, engaged citizens therein.

    3. EdNovo

      Check these guys out, rebranded.

    4. Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC

      REALLY need to connect here.

    5. University of Washington ( $610,819 ) The purpose of this award is to develop tools and resources to support school and district leaders in th e implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

      Curious to see more about what they are up to, but can't find any web presence for the project.

    6. Educause

      Need to connect here: annual conference is in October.

    7. g rant awards are a dminis tered by HASTAC - an alliance of individuals and institutions interested in new technologies.


    8. projects that examine what young people are doing online, how they view online activities, and what types of competencies, skills, and knowledge they are gaining.

      What would young people need to start using hypothes.is regularly as they use Genius?

    9. D igital Media and L earning .


    10. adequate and f airly distributed resources ,

      Like OERs?

    11. pen educational resources ;
    12. civic engagement

      We need to leverage this potential for web annotation in our education applications. This is at its broadest about becoming more aware and engaged web-citizens.

    13. to cellular phone.

      "cellular phone"? oh, they mean "celly."

    14. use of massively online open courses (MOOCs) as a part of the post - secondary education process.

      interesting that MOOCs here conceived as part of undergraduate ed rather than as continuing ed...

    15. If there’s one word to explain how technology can transform edu cation, it’s personalization.

      What is "personalization"? Choose your own adventure style? Or self-directed: choosing content that interests you?...

    16. The Foundation is now investing i n develop ment of next - generation instructional tools for teachers and students that will help states and school districts implement the new standards .


    17. self - paced learning

      self-paced and self-directed, around content chosen by students themselves...

    18. “Higher , ” focuses on the ability of learners to both apply their new - found knowledge and to transfer the knowle dge to different situations.

      Trackable and assessable annotation of the web seems perfect for this "higher," application ideal.

    19. quick, accurate measurements of progress .


    20. social network abilities already developed in 95% of 12 - to 17 - year olds

      What are these? Posting comments? Sharing? Writing for public audiences?

    21. game – based learning

      Do notifications and leaderboard-like features go enough in this direction?

    22. hrough innovation...” with special emphasis placed on building and sharing tools, strategies, and standards

      Gates emphasis on tech

    23. teacher feedback systems that allow for both measurement of effectiveness, coupled with development of feedback avenues to support professional development.

      can student feedback systems loop into teacher feedback ones? in other words, doesn'T measuring student progress eventually double as evaluation of teachers.

    24. how important measurement is to improving the human condition.”

      i.e. data

    25. cannot be viewed as individual steps but rathe r as a continuous progression

      need a scaffolable product that can be used in one way at an early stage and becomes more sophisticated as students develop

    26. relatively low fund ing occurring in actual implementation

      We're really all about the implementation...

    27. Digital media, technology, and out - of - classroom learning opportunities

      what does out-of-classroom mean exactly? digital learning tools? or tools so compelling that a student might use them outside of class on their own initiative?

    28. nnov ation

      i.e. technology

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