a review of Classroom Salon
Students can highlight and post comments on digital material in a collaborative way.
In Classroom Salon you create a salon, add members, post documents and videos, and invite members to annotate content. You can even email or embed salon activity links in your webpage. Salon aggregates all annotations into density and semantic "hotspots". There is no reason to wonder if students read the material before/in/after class. You will know which students are doing the work, where students are having trouble, what topics to cover in class, etc. Salon is also an amazing communication tool. Students ask questions about material in its context. Since you have the option of keeping salon transparent, you or other students can respond to questions.