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Annotate This! STEAM and the Future of Higher Education

Why an annotation flash mob in a face-to-face environment? For one, we wanted to provide a supportive environment for faculty to experiment with using the tool together; this design sprint is as much of a tool workshop as it is a chance to continue our exploration of the month’s topic.
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Tools for File Sharing and Collaborative Writing

Email attachments quickly become problematic. Here are a few popular services that can help you manage file sharing and collaborative digital work.
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Tools for Collaborative Image, Text, and Audio Annotation

The web and the proliferation of multi-modal and collaborative projects have increased the possibilities for annotation, an age-old practice for taking notes, making observation, and making the practice of interacting with materials more personal. But there are are new kinds of annotation (collaborative, public, audio, video) as well as new materials to annotate.
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Clone This Website! ― Introducing Peasy

Want to build a website but find a blank canvas intimidating? Found a great "open" resource that's legal, but really difficult, to copy? Have a new Domain of Your Own but don't know how to get started? For the past few weeks, I've been working on a new web app called Peasy (as in "easy...
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A photo of an old typewriter by darkday on Flickr Aggregator ― A WordPress Plugin

I’ve created a WordPress plugin called Aggregator, which will allow WordPress users ― bloggers, teachers, and students alike ― to collect their own annotations, annotations on a topic of interest, or annotations from/about a class, and present them in a page or post on the WordPress platform. It’s easy to install, easy to use,...
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