2017: A Remarkable Year for Annotation

2017: A Remarkable Year for Annotation

2017 was a landmark year for Hypothesis and open annotation. Catch up on a year's worth of annotation news and learn more about the latest progress in our mission to enable a conversation over the world's knowledge.

By |2017-12-23T00:48:22-08:00December 22nd, 2017|

Hypothesis: Meeting the Audrey Test for Educational Technology

Anyone working on or with educational technology should take the work of Audrey Watters—widely known as the "Cassandra" of #edtech—very seriously. If your work withers under Audrey's critical gaze, you've got more work to do. In that spirit, I wanted to hold Hypothesis up to the kind of scrutiny that Audrey might provide. Back in 2012, Audrey posted "The Audrey Test": Or, What Should Every Techie Know About Education? on her must-read Hack Education blog. The Audrey Test includes a short list of questions that she suggests every #edtech project, product, or company should answer in order to meet the high expectations we should all hold when we are working on educational tools that engage in what we should think of as "high stakes environments with other people's children." How does Hypothesis fare in The Audrey Test?

By |2017-06-18T00:16:15-07:00February 9th, 2017|

Register Now for I Annotate 2017

Join us for I Annotate 2017, the fifth annual gathering dedicated to advancing digital annotation practices and technologies. With events in San Francisco during 3-6 May, I Annotate will continue to expand the annotation community to include more participants from education, journalism, publishing, research, science, and technology, focusing on themes of fact checking, user engagement, and digital literacy.

By |2017-05-30T10:44:23-07:00February 6th, 2017|

Our Millionth Annotation

It was getting close to midnight and the Hypothesis team was watching the counter of total annotations tick up: 999,646...999,752...999,845...by 10:37pm Pacific Time it was 999,959 and we knew we’d reach one million annotations that night. People all over the world were busy taking notes using Hypothesis—students, journalists, researchers, scientists, scholars—most without knowing that our team and the annotation community on social media were rooting for their work. Countdown tweets for a #millionannotations were starting to gather an audience. Who would add the millionth annotation?

By |2017-09-15T22:46:28-07:00February 4th, 2017|

Classrooms Annotating the State of the Union

We're annotating tonight here: State of the Union address Or, for a direct link that includes the Hypothes.is application, click here: State of the Union address (with Hypothes.is proxied) One of the coolest experiences I've had with collaborative annotation is watching folks live-annotate a document just made public. This happens everyday on Rap Genius when new music is [...]

By |2016-01-20T22:38:32-08:00January 11th, 2016|

The Literary Anthology in the Age of Web Annotation

On Monday (December 14th, 2015), we hosted the first in a series of webinars focused on the pedagogy of web annotation. A recording of the live stream is viewable below and at the Google+ page for the event. This first installment, "The Literary Anthology in the Age of Web Annotation," was focused on using web annotation in the English classroom and [...]

By |2015-12-17T20:34:34-08:00December 9th, 2015|

Undergrad Shannon Griffiths on Using Hypothesis in the Classroom

This blog was written and published by Shannon Griffiths, an English major at Plymouth State University. Her professor, Robin DeRosa, is using Hypothesis in several of her classes this term. Check out her Open Anthology of Earlier American Literature, hosted on PressBooks and annotated using Hypothesis by her undergraduates. DeRosa's students annotating Christopher Columbus's [...]

By |2016-01-20T22:38:47-08:00November 30th, 2015|

Using Hypothesis Groups in the Classroom

A couple of weeks ago, we quietly released a new feature here at hypothes.is: the ability to annotate websites and PDFs in groups. Previously, all annotations created using hypothes.is were either public or private (“only me”). Now you can create a hypothes.is group and invite others to join you in annotating a text or set [...]

By |2016-01-20T22:38:57-08:00November 17th, 2015|

Really, You Can Annotate Anything

Well, any text, that is. Hypothesis is working with various partners on image and video annotation, but this blog is about the range of texts that you can annotate using the app. For a long time, I've limited my pitch to teachers, telling them that they could collaboratively annotate readings with their students if the texts were [...]

By |2017-05-30T10:49:33-07:00September 22nd, 2015|