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Annotation Assignment 1

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This very first assignment involves us writing online annotations as a private class group on a cluster of readings about the cultures of computing and gathering data. We will work with the free online annotation software, Setting up a account and browser plugin/bookmarklet requires some quick initial configuration, which we will do together in class on day 1 (but you may do on your own if you missed it). Annotation

  1. Start by setting a free account here using your name or PSU access id:
  2. Install the plugin or bookmarklet on your preferred web browser. Note: was originally designed to work for Chrome as a browser extension, but it also works in other browsers too as a bookmarklet. Here is how to set up as a bookmarklet on Firefox. Make sure you can access the extension or bookmarklet in your browser and can see how it opens.
  3. With your new account configured, join our private class annotation group link:
  4. Open one of our class reading assignments in your browser and open the extension or bookmarklet
  5. At the top of the screen, change the share setting from Public to our class group, SP2024-Digit100-IntroDH. This allows us to see each other’s annotations and communicate as a private group.

Here are some screen captures to be sure you are opening on your browser and working within our class group. These are taken from my Chrome web browser. Extension

Here is what the extension looks like when installed on the Chrome browser:

hypothesis installed on Chrome browser

Annotating as part of the Class Group

You should see our class group at the top of your screen when you are annotating: It looks like this (though this image is from a past class):

what hypothesis looks like when you have joined the class group

Your Annotation Assignment

As you read, notice when you pause on anything unfamiliar, or maybe slightly familiar or interesting. Look for more information about it to supply an annotation. Write annotations with to help identify people, provide location markers (as in map references), provide information about events, and to try to make something unfamiliar or little known to become vivid and easy to recognize or remember. You may also write an annotation to point out something worth thinking about or discussing more, or that strikes you as related to something we know about in another way, or something that recently happened, or that is relevant right now. Your annotations can provide information as well as commentary.

Try including images and multimedia with your annotations (learn how this works in annotation tool: you link directly to media on the public web).

Raise questions and respond to others' annotations.

Try to provide three or four content-rich annotations on each of the individual assigned readings. You may write more!

I will be evaluating your annotations for:

Your annotations help expand the frame of reference for the readings, and may serve as the basis for our class's next digital projects.