Monday, March 28, 2016

Collaborative, Crowd-Sourced Reading with Prism Scholar Lab

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Collaborative Crowd-Sourced Reading with Prism

The Prism Scholar Lab is an experimental tool from the University of Virgina. Teachers can create a free account and then paste any text into Prism for their students to then annotate using various facets. In this video, Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) shows the potential for using this tool in classrooms as a way to quickly assess for comprehension, encourage class discussion, and scaffold analytical reading. 

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