I Annotate 2021

the conference for open annotation practices and technologies

Program

'I Annotate 2021' above an image of an open book with two hands writing on opposite margins and 'Reading Together' below, in the style of a Soviet poster.

Monday 21 June 2021

Keynote: Annotation as an Artistic Act: Speculative Annotation, a New Library of Congress Web-based Experiment

Courtney McClellan, Artist and Library of Congress 2021 Innovator in Residence, will talk about Speculative Annotation, a dynamic, educational website created for the Library of Congress. The application presents a curated selection of educational primary sources from the Library’s collection for students, teachers, or any user to annotate through captions, drawings, and other types of markmaking. In addition to addressing inspirations, process and goals, the presentation will speak to the development of the tool, institutional collaboration at the Library and the curation of a mini collection, as well as how classroom user testing influenced the resulting application.

Panel: Digital Literacies

How do the collaborative and multimodal qualities of social annotation encourage digital literacies? Join an expert panel of educators and researchers as they share their projects and perspectives, as well as discuss how social annotation exemplifies creative and interactive digital literacies. The panel will be moderated by Mary Klann (History, UC San Diego/San Diego Miramar College) and features speakers Jenae Cohn (Academic Technology, CSU Sacramento), Cherise McBride (Education, UC Berkeley), and Paul Schacht (English/Digital Learning, SUNY Geneseo).

Hypothesis 101

Bring your questions and meet with Hypothesis team members to learn how you can start using social annotation.

Featured Educator Office Hours

The door’s open! Drop by during Office Hours. All educators — from both K-12 and post-secondary schools, across disciplines, and with any level of prior experience using social annotation — are very welcome to pop in for a casual conversation with annotation enthusiasts. Join us and featured educator Lysandra Cook (Education, University of Virginia) to chat about the different ways social annotation is used in the classroom to support student learning.

Social Hour: Annotate This Party With Annotation Show-and-Tell

Got a favorite digital annotation or one in the margins of a book from your shelf? How about an annotation from the wide world beyond books? Graffiti? Tattoos? Skywriting? What do you like about it? How does it help you understand and/or question a text? How does it help you connect to other people and ideas? Bring your annotations to show-and-tell, or just come to hear from others. Feel free to dress up — as a text of your choice, as a character from a book, or as something you’d leave in the margins of a text — human emoji, anyone? However you want to interpret the phrase “Annotate this Party,” take this opportunity to kick back and have fun connecting with other #ianno21 participants.

Tuesday 22 June 2021

Flash Talks: The Future of Note Taking (FoNT)

Contemporary projects working to reimagine the technology and practices of digital note taking will describe and demonstrate their work in a series of short flashtalks. Presenters:

  • Ward Cunningham (FedWiki)
  • Daniel Doyon (Readwise)
  • Bastien Guerry (Org-mode)
  • Eduardo Ivanec (Agora)
  • Oliver Sauter (WorldBrain)
  • Conor White Sullivan (Roam)
  • Junyu Zhan (Logseq)

Panel: The Future of Note Taking (FoNT)

Speakers engaged in reimagining the technology and practices of digital note taking will discuss their work and engage each other and attendees in conversation. The panel will be moderated by Dan Whaley (Hypothesis) and feature speakers Ward Cunningham (FedWiki), Daniel Doyon (Readwise), Bastien Guerry (Org-mode), Eduardo Ivanec (Agora), Oliver Sauter (WorldBrain), Conor White Sullivan (Roam), and Junyu Zhan (Logseq).

Panel: Social Annotation in K-12 Literacy Education

Hear from three expert teachers using social annotation to push the boundaries of creative and critical literacy education. This session will include practical strategies for both educator pedagogy and student learning, with an emphasis on equitable literacy instruction. The panel will be moderated by Remi Kalir (University of Colorado Denver) and feature speakers Joe Dillon (Gateway High School), Morgan Jackson (Bishop Gorman High School), and Courtney Kleffman (Otay Ranch High School).

Hypothesis 101

Bring your questions and meet with Hypothesis team members to learn how you can start using social annotation.

Featured Educator Office Hours

The door’s open! Drop by during Office Hours. All educators — from both K-12 and post-secondary schools, across disciplines, and with any level of prior experience using social annotation — are very welcome to pop in for a casual conversation with annotation enthusiasts. Join us and featured educator Hollie Benson, (Reading/College Success, Muskegon Community College) to chat about the different ways social annotation is used in the classroom to support student learning.

Social Hour: Annotate This Party With Annotation Show-and-Tell

Got a favorite digital annotation or one in the margins of a book from your shelf? How about an annotation from the wide world beyond books? Graffiti? Tattoos? Skywriting? What do you like about it? How does it help you understand and/or question a text? How does it help you connect to other people and ideas? Bring your annotations to show-and-tell, or just come to hear from others. Feel free to dress up — as a text of your choice, as a character from a book, or as something you’d leave in the margins of a text — human emoji, anyone? However you want to interpret the phrase “Annotate this Party,” take this opportunity to kick back and have fun connecting with other #ianno21 participants.

Wednesday 23 June 2021

Keynote: Annotation and the Social Prize of Educational Dignity

Director Manuel Espinoza and Senior Research Associate Frida Silva will describe how the Right2Learn Dignity Lab organized “annotation ensembles” in order to create a dignity handbook. A cultural history of a single annotation will be shared. The group’s current efforts to amend the “education clause” of the Colorado constitution will be discussed in detail.

Panel: Social Annotation Research

What insights from current research shed light on the relationship between social annotation and student learning? This session will showcase three innovative research agendas and methods for studying social annotation, with implications for how social annotation can effectively support student engagement, knowledge construction, and collaborative meaning-making. The panel will be moderated by Bodong Chen (University of Minnesota) and feature speakers Yeonji Jung (New York University), Xinran Zhu (University of Minnesota), and Chris Andrews (Indiana University).

Hypothesis 101

Bring your questions and meet with Hypothesis team members to learn how you can start using social annotation.

Featured Educator Office Hours

The door’s open! Drop by during Office Hours. All educators — from both K-12 and post-secondary schools, across disciplines, and with any level of prior experience using social annotation — are very welcome to pop in for a casual conversation with annotation enthusiasts. Join us and featured educator Miriam Cortez-Cooper (Physical Therapy, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals) and Karen Nicholas (Business, Boise State University) to chat about the different ways social annotation is used in the classroom to support student learning.

Social Hour: Annotate This Party With Annotation Show-and-Tell

Got a favorite digital annotation or one in the margins of a book from your shelf? How about an annotation from the wide world beyond books? Graffiti? Tattoos? Skywriting? What do you like about it? How does it help you understand and/or question a text? How does it help you connect to other people and ideas? Bring your annotations to show-and-tell, or just come to hear from others. Feel free to dress up — as a text of your choice, as a character from a book, or as something you’d leave in the margins of a text — human emoji, anyone? However you want to interpret the phrase “Annotate this Party,” take this opportunity to kick back and have fun connecting with other #ianno21 participants.

Thursday 24 June 2021

Keynote: #AnnoConvo: A Conversation about Annotation, Literacy, and Learning

Antero Garcia (Stanford University) and Remi Kalir (University of Colorado Denver) will discuss their recently published book Annotation (MIT Press) and the literary, scholarly, civic, and everyday significance of annotation across historical and contemporary contexts. Their conversation will focus on social annotation contributing to learners' digital and civic literacies, how annotation enables creative and critical learning, as well as implications for teacher education and professional learning.

Session: Let’s turn all references blue: A progress report and call for action from the Internet Archive

Digital resources are more useful when they include links to other digital resources. Mark Graham (The Wayback Machine, Internet Archive) will share an update on some projects to add to the world of linked data and suggest ways others can help advance this effort.

Featured Educator Office Hours

The door’s open! Drop by during Office Hours. All educators — from both K-12 and post-secondary schools, across disciplines, and with any level of prior experience using social annotation — are very welcome to pop in for a casual conversation with annotation enthusiasts. Join us and featured educators Dana Conard (Instruction Technology, UC Santa Cruz), Shana Crosson (Academic Technology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities), and Kyle Denlinger, (Library, Wake Forest University) to chat about the different ways social annotation is used in the classroom to support student learning.

Break

Take a break or connect with others in the lounge.

Session: Hypothesis Roadmap: Where We've Been and Where We're Going

Join Jeremy Dean (VP Education, Hypothesis) to hear what's been happening at Hypothesis since we last gathered at I Annotate 2019, and where we're headed next.

Panel: Social Annotation With World Languages

Texts come in many languages, and our thinking and conversations about what we read do too. Join us to hear how educators are using social annotation with students to read in different languages, and then extend reading into discussion in the margins, where any language is possible. The panel will be moderated by Nate Angell (Hypothesis) and feature speakers Rosario Rogel-Salazar (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México) and Federico Pianzola (University of Milano-Bicocca/Sogang University).

Social Hour: Annotate This Party With Annotation Show-and-Tell

Got a favorite digital annotation or one in the margins of a book from your shelf? How about an annotation from the wide world beyond books? Graffiti? Tattoos? Skywriting? What do you like about it? How does it help you understand and/or question a text? How does it help you connect to other people and ideas? Bring your annotations to show-and-tell, or just come to hear from others. Feel free to dress up — as a text of your choice, as a character from a book, or as something you’d leave in the margins of a text — human emoji, anyone? However you want to interpret the phrase “Annotate this Party,” take this opportunity to kick back and have fun connecting with other #ianno21 participants.

Friday 25 June 2021

Keynote: Building Annotation Into Browsers

David Bokan, Software Engineer on Google Chrome will talk about how the Chrome team is exploring ways to bring annotation directly into the browser and web platform. While many of the details around formats and protocols have been worked out, there are unique challenges to bringing this to a product with billions of users in a responsible, safe way. In this talk, he'll present some of their thinking in this space and where they see the challenges but, most of all, will be interested in feedback and discussion of how the annotation community sees these issues.

Panel: Social Learning Across Content: Imagining a World Where Readers Can Connect on Any Text

Join a discussion among folks who are on a mission to make it possible for people to engage with each other and share ideas across all content, no matter where it's hosted or how it’s accessed. Moderated by Heather Staines (Delta Think), with special guests Mark Graham (Wayback Machine, Internet Archive), Delmar Larson (LibreTexts), Nathanael Lee (EBSCO), and Dan Whaley (Hypothesis).

Panel: Social Annotation in STEM

You might imagine science, technology, math, and engineering learning all happens in labs or chalkboarding equations, but reading is fundamental in every discipline. Hear how educators are using social annotation to enable student reading, writing, critical thinking, and community in STEM classes. The panel will be moderated by Nate Angell (Hypothesis) and feature speakers Karen Cangialosi (Keene State College) and Clarissa Sorensen-Unruh (Central New Mexico Community College/University of New Mexico).

Hypothesis 101

Bring your questions and meet with Hypothesis team members to learn how you can start using social annotation.

Featured Educator Office Hours

The door’s open! Drop by during Office Hours. All educators — from both K-12 and post-secondary schools, across disciplines, and with any level of prior experience using social annotation — are very welcome to pop in for a casual conversation with annotation enthusiasts. Join us and featured educators from Indiana University, Sarah Fischer (Rhetoric/Composition), Justin Hodgson (Digital Rhetoric), Laura Rosche (Rhetoric/Composition), and Mary Helen Truglia (Literature).

Social Hour: Wrap Up and Reflect

Kick back, relax, and reflect on the past week’s activities. Share your favorite I Annotate 2021 moments — what you learned, connections you made with others, and what’s given you inspiration. No pressure! Join us to listen in even if you don’t feel like sharing.

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