The AMICAL Digital Pedagogy Committee would like to invite all AMICAL members (and anyone else in the world interested!) to a 2-day asynchronous annotation using Hypothes.is, led by Maha Bali and Nadine Aboulmagd from the American University in Cairo.
If you have never used Hypothes.is before, it is a very easy-to-use web-based tool for annotating text-based web resources (whether regular website or pdfs). These annotations can be made public (see Maha Bali’s article What I Like About Hypothes.is) or kept private, or be shared within a private group (e.g. a class). Among other things, Hypothes.is can be useful for encouraging students’ deep and interactive engagement with texts.
If you have never used Hypothes.is before, we recommend you watch this brief Ignite Talk by Remi Kalir:
You may also want to check out:
- Resources on Hypothes.is on how to get started
- Examples of how to use hypothes.is in your teaching
We will be annotating this article by Maha Bali: Knowing the Difference Between Digital Skills and Digital Literacies and Teaching Both.
The way to start annotating is:
- Create a Hypothes.is account (it will take less than a minute) and login
- Insert “via.hypothes.is/” before the “www” link of any article you want to annotate. So this is the link to use to start annotating the article for our annotathon.
Feel free to start annotating earlier, and we hope to see you November 9-10 online! Starting 10am GMT
If you face any problems while annotating, you can Tweet to Maha (@bali_maha) or Nadine (@nadinneabo).