Lightweight Tools for Digitally Inflected Assignments

What lightweight digital tools can be incorporated into digitally inflected assignments in humanities courses? How can assignments ask students both to create using these tools and critique the affordances & constraints of these tools? Let’s roll up our sleeves and play with some of the following tools and imagine their use in a range of humanities courses:

  • Timeline JS for creating beautiful, interactive timelines.
  • StoryMap for telling stories with a spatial dimension.
  • SoundCite for inline audio citation.
  • Hypothesis, which makes it possible to annotate, critique, and takes notes on top of writing on the web.

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About Chelcie Rowell

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