on Introductions and introduce yourself according to the directions • On www.clde.blog, access the readings & annotate the syllabus on Hypothesis (please see my email/message regarding how to post) • On MILANOTE, post your reading responses AND comment on your groupmate’s posts (at least three comments per READING)
worry—You do NOT need to comment three times per chapter! =) • Each text (by author) is considered a reading, so for this session you will comment three times on the Portes & Rumbaut text and 3 times on the Gandara & Hopkins text. • *Don’t forget to respond to any questions I post!
points so long as you do the work • If your reading responses cover the minimum requirements of the assignments, you will receive points; however, if you go above and beyond and really engage your readers with great insight, questions, or a challenging perspective, you will receive the maximum amount of points. • Perhaps even additional points if your response is mind-blowing! • If your comments to your groupmates are along the lines of, “good job!”—you will receive fewer points than a person who wrote a thoughtful and engaging comment
get easier to navigate, I promise you! • With online and distance learning, it is difficult to cultivate a “class-like” atmosphere. • Though not ideal, please think of your reading responses, comments, and annotations like an in-class, small-group discussion. • Engage with each other! Have fun with the Milanote layouts and options! • No…seriously…have fun with the Milanote layouts and options! Use it as a tool for your own learning and engaging and collaboration with others.
everything we do • Yes, everything is on Canvas; however, the website will be regularly updated and house additional media, links, and other surprises. • It also looks better. • Because Hypothesis requires working links to pdfs and our university does not have a license with Hypothesis, I needed to create an external website which gives you living links to our texts—otherwise you would need to create them yourself—and I’m not that mean. • Please regularly visit the website for all session instructions, readings, links, due dates, etc. • Each reading/session will specifically tell you which platforms we are using that week. • If you have encountered issues with Hypothesis to annotate this week’s articles, it’s because you can’t. This is why the instructions ask you to use Milanote for all readings this week and next.
to annotate some readings • Just as you would on paper, highlight sections and add your notes in the margin • Respond to your groupmate’s comments by creating threads • For examples and further explanations, please see my screencast on our website, see examples of annotations and comment threads on our class syllabus, and the Hypothesis help page for more details
size of our class and the student vote to switch groups each week, I have created FOUR HYPOTHESIS GROUPS (by Hogwarts House). • House (Invite) Links are on the class website on the “groups by session” table AND on Milanote in the instructions box at the top of each house column. • Click on house links to “invite” yourself to join the group • For readings: click on or copy/paste the reading text (link from clde.blog) in Chrome (same instructions as before) • In the dropdown menu, click on your ”house” (for example: CLDE5160 Ravenclaw) • Annotate with your group • Remember, you may change houses depending on the week!
Milanote. • Moving forward, as demonstrated in the screencast, you will create “annotations” in Milanote by dragging a “note card” onto the group page. • Please indicate what section/page number you are referring to or include a short quote along with your notes, comments, questions, etc. • There is a demonstration of this in the screencast. • Only include one or two annotations for Milanote—think about what stuck out to you, made an impact, challenged your thinking in the reading and post on that. • If you like to create mind maps or want to get creative with your annotations, you can include a screenshot or link as your ”annotations post.” • Regardless of format, you will still be expected to comment on groupmates’ posts for any readings that require Milanote. • Please move around note cards and change up the layout on Milanote to fit your and your group’s needs and responses.
is to turn in: • Part 1: Federal Legislation and Policies (due 09/26) • Part II: CO State Legislation and Policies (due 10/24) • Part III: District and School Policies (due 11/15) • Final PBA: Parts I, II, and III with SIP (due 12/5) • If you need an extension on your final, please let me know—we have time built in if needed! • All of these assignments are visible in Canvas and you can begin work on them any time. • You may also submit them early. • Images are not currently showing up on the assignments page, but I will work to rectify that asap.
etc. • All reading responses and SOME article/chapter annotations (as indicated) will be completed on Milanote • SOME article annotations will be completed on Hypothesis • You will respond to your colleagues based on the House you’re in for that week • In addition to your reading responses, you will comment three times per reading (by author) to facilitate a virtual discussion with your groupmates • Only the introduction in session 1 and major projects will be turned in on Canvas.
Hypothesis as many of my answers are on there!), www.clde.blog, your groupmates, and platform help sections for questions and clarifications • As always, never hesitate to email me with further questions if you cannot find your answers in the resources above • If you would like to set up a Zoom meeting so I can share my screen and walk you through the platforms, I would be happy to do so! • It will get easier! Trust the process! There may be hiccups, but that’s part of learning.