Hypothesis for Education
Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students. Annotation helps in reading comprehension and in developing critical thinking about course materials. Hypothesis enables students to continue this essential activity with online readings. Digital annotation also offers new affordances, enabling students to respond to text using different media and empowering them to collaborate on understanding and developing ideas about their readings.
Hypothesis makes reading
Active
“I want students to learn the profits and pleasures of careful, engaged reading…Hypothesis finally delivers on the promise of digital annotation.”
Lawrence Hanley, Professor, Department of English, San Francisco State University
Visible
“I finally found a way to get students to read, and engage with one another about their reading, before class.”
Andrew Martin, Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
Social
“Hypothesis is my literary Facebook. When I’m reading I sometimes wonder, does anyone actually understand this? Am I crazy? With this brilliant tool I know I’m not alone.”
Shannon Griffiths, Student, Plymouth State University
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FOR TEACHERS
Whether you’re teaching with digital texts, or you’re focused on web literacy or digital citizenship, you and your students can use Hypothesis to annotate course readings collaboratively.
Here are some resources to help you get started with Hypothesis:
For model assignments, product tutorials, teacher testimonials, and much more, visit our Educator Resource Guide. Direct your students to the Student Resource Guide for student-centered materials from tips for best annotation practices to inspirational poetry about marginalia.
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Meet Our New Director of Product
Chris Shaw joins our product team, where he’ll coordinate how to augment Hypothesis to move social annotation forward. Learn about Chris's career arc, why he’s excited about Hypothesis, and his takes on bots, community building, huskies, and more.
Hypothesis Annotation: Now in Microsoft OneDrive
Our LMS app now enables annotation on PDFs stored in Microsoft Sharepoint and OneDrive, adding to our existing capabilities to annotate public web pages and PDFs stored in Google Drive, Canvas Files, and Blackboard’s Content Collection.
Thoughtfully Adopting EdTech: Ontario’s Shift to Social Annotation
Building community around a community-building tool: How eCampusOntario is expanding social annotation with Hypothesis across an entire province.
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