Tuesday Workshops

Tuesday Workshops


Workshop Leader: Jeremy Dean

Web Annotation in the Classroom: From Close Reading to Text Mining

This workshop explores web annotation as a core digital pedagogical practice for the 21st century classroom. This emergent technology allows Internet users to privately comment on or publicly discuss any web page. It can be applied to teach students traditional literacy skills like close reading but also newer forms of digital and media literacy. But web annotation can also be leveraged to in text mining and other digital humanities projects. Workshop participants will be introduced to the pedagogical value of web annotation and gain hands-on experience with an open-source, standards-based annotation client, Hypothes.is. Attendees will leave with a solid orientation in the basic functionality of web annotation as well as specific collaborative annotation exercises and projects that can be used in their classrooms.

Coding for Teachers

Workshop LeaderKris Shaffer

Do you want to learn how to code, but don’t know where to start? Does it sound interesting, but you’re not sure if it’s worth the effort?

Coding for Teachers is a hands-on workshop that explores the value of coding in an academic environment through real examples. Rather than a slow walk through the nuts and bolts of a programming language, we will focus on using ― and tweaking ― existing code to accomplish big tasks with minimal experience and time.

No previous coding experience is needed. No software installations are required. All you need is a computer or tablet with a web browser. All examples will be posted online for access during the workshop and follow-up after the workshop.

Domain of One's Own

Workshop Leaders: Jess Reingold and Jeffrey McClurken

This workshop will explore the origins of Domain of Own’s Own, the ways that UMW (and other schools) have used it in their classes and curricula. We will share examples, and walk through some basic activities that you can use with classes and colleagues to explore what can be done with domains.  There will also be time for Q&A.

Praxis of Virtually Connecting

Workshop Leaders: Autumm Caines, Maha Bali, and Virtual Guests

This hybrid workshop takes participants through a three-tier process. They will hear about Virtually Connecting as a movement that challenges the status quo in the pursuit of expanding access to professional development: the what and why. Participants will have opportunities to talk with virtual presenters (Kristen Eshleman, Michael Berman, Apostolos Koutropoulos and Maha Bali) in an empathy experiment about the experience of attending conferences virtually and how VC can be digital praxis, making suggestions of how to improve upon it or expand this praxis to different fields where there is inequitable access to learning. Participants will also watch a Virtually Connecting session (with special onsite guests Audrey Watters and Jesse Stommel) in progress, while team members describe what’s happening and why. Join or watch live / recorded.