An Annotated Bibliography of Annotation (Yours to Annotate!)

This bibliography is a social space. The articles here will form the backbone of discussion during our learning experience together. As we read, we’ll be able to use annotation to share our ideas, reflections, and reactions to each article, creating in those spaces a community dialogue—in this case, annotation on the matter of annotation.

As we proceed through our time together, Jeremy and Sean will release blog posts to stir up some questions about annotation that we can respond to as we read.  The articles are shared only with this group, so you’ll only be discussing your ideas with us, and not out on the open web (we’ll get to that later). Feel free to begin annotating as early as you like, and jump into the conversation as often as you can.

Remember: as soon as you’re signed into, be sure to toggle from “Public” to “MiddAnnotate” so that everyone in our group can keep the conversation going.

On reading online

Konnikova, Maria. “Being a Better Online Reader.” The New Yorker, 16 July 2014.

Citing a study, author suggests social reading/collaborative annotation might be a solution to the problems of reading online.

On social reading

Anderson, Sam. “‘What I Really Want Is Someone Rolling Around in the Text’.” The New York Times Magazine, 4 March 2011.

A personal perspective on the importance of marginal notes culminating in optimism about social annotation tools and digital reading.

Howard, Jennifer. “With ‘Social Reading,’ Books Become Places to Meet.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, 26 November 2012.

An overview of the “social reading” movement with a survey a few major projects.

On annotation in the classroom

Jason B. Jones, “There Are No New Directions in Annotations,” in Web Writing: Why and How for Liberal Arts Teaching and Learning, ed. Jack Dougherty and Tennyson O’Donnell (University of Michigan Press/Trinity College ePress edition, 2014),

A discussion of the utility of social annotation in the liberal arts classroom, with an excellent grounding in the history of the Web (Bush, Engelbart, et. al.). Mention of among other tools.

Dean, Jeremy and Katherine Schulten. “Skills and Strategies | Annotating to E…onnect and Create.” The New York Times, The Learning Network, 12 November 2015. 

On using annotation in the classroom with background on history of annotation/web annotation, and suggested pedagogical practices.

Graham, Elyse, et al. “Annotation Studio: Bringing a Time-Honored Learning Practice into the Digital Age.” Whitepaper. Comparative Media Studies | Writing, 27 July 2013.

Though coming from a specific tool, this is a great overview of the history and thinking behind social web annotation.

Schacht, Paul. “Annotation.” Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Eds. Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew Gold, Katherine Harris, and Jentery Sayers. New York: MLA Press, 2015.

Schneider, Emily, et al. “Making Reading Visible: Social Annotation with Lacuna in the Humanities Classroom.” The Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy, Issue Nine, 16 June 2016.

On in the classroom

Dean, Jeremy. “Back to School with Annotation: 10 Ways to Annotate with Students.” Keep Learning, 26 August 2015.

Outlines a variety of ways to annotate with students in the classroom. Good for brainstorming projects.

Bali, Maha. “What I Like About” The Chronicle of Higher Education, Profhacker, 13 January 2016.

College professor’s thoughts on what she likes about, namely the public nature of web annotation.

Sloan, Chris. “Massively Open Online Reading With” Literacy Daily, International Literacy Association, 25 September 2015.

High school teacher’s take on role of social annotation in the secondary classroom

Zamora, Mia. “Reading as a Social Act.” DMLCentral, 24 March 2016.

Advocates for social reading in the classroom as a practice in/act of broader online civic engagement.