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April 13 Teaching and Learning Center & Digital Initiatives: Social Reading Workshop

Workshop: Social Reading

Join the Teaching and Learning Center and the Graduate Center’s Digital Initiatives for a workshop on Social Reading, scheduled for Wednesday April 13, from 1-3 pm in room 9206 of the CUNY Graduate Center.

In this workshop we will discuss social reading and explore ways in which we can turn texts into engaging conversations. Like our online world of social sharing, social reading is multidimensional and creates community around a text. Rather than a one-way and solitary activity, it can make texts come alive for your students, increase participation and comprehension, and, as a result, improve your students’ learning. We will showcase various online annotation tools (such as<>and Annotation Studio) and discuss how we can use them in our classrooms.

This event, organized in collaboration with the Graduate Center’s Digital Initiatives, is the second in a series of workshops we are running on approaches educational technology. We encourage everyone to also attend the Social Writing workshop on April 20th, 1-3pm in room 9207 where we will discuss how to integrate social writing tools (such as the CUNY Academic Commons’ Social Paper, the WordPress plugin CommentPress, Google Docs, and others) and methodologies into a range of disciplines and course levels.

To RSVP for the April 13th workshops, please click here: