By Kristen Hawley Turner and Lauren Zucker
On the last day of school before the COVID-19 shutdown, Kristen asked her seventh-grade twins whether their teacher had given them copies of the class novel they were going to be reading.
“No, there weren’t enough for the entire grade, so we are going to have to read it online,” her daughter said.
“Yeah, how is that going to work?” replied her son.
The rapid shift from face-to-face to emergency remote teaching has upended educational systems everywhere. How is it going to work to read a full-class text? How will teachers assess individual students’ thinking? How will students engage critically with their reading? How will redesigned instruction be equitable when synchronous access isn’t ubiquitous?Continue reading “Taking Annotation Digital: A Strategy for Online Teaching & Learning”