Bring your students together with social reading

Bring your students together with social reading

Engage your students in social reading, a pedagogical practice that uses collaborative annotation to make reading active, visible, and social. Hypothesis annotation enables students and teachers to have conversations in the margins of digital texts, helping build community, discussion, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of readings in classrooms, on campus, and online. Drop us a line below if you’re interested in testing out Hypothesis in your learning management system (LMS), or if you’d simply like to learn more.

Hypothesis makes reading…

Watch this demo on how middle and high school teachers can use social annotation in class.

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View and download a printable summary about social annotation in K12 education.

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Fill out this form and our education team will be in touch shortly about using Hypothesis at your school.

If your school uses Canvas, Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, Moodle, Sakai, or Schoology, you can integrate Hypothesis right away. Hypothesis can also usually be integrated with any other learning management system (LMS) that supports IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI). Full integration with Google Classroom and Microsoft environments is under development. Use the form above to reach out to see how you can use Hypothesis at your school.

Logos for supported LMSs: Canvas, Blackboard, D2L Brightspace, Moodle, Sakai, and Schoology.

More and more secondary schools are using social annotation in their face-to-face and online classrooms. Here are a few schools already using Hypothesis, and you can check out the full list of schools, colleges, and universities participating in the AnnotatED community.