The use of HyperDocs is on the rise in 1:1 classrooms across the country. as they allow for increased student engagement and student-directed work. Join us as we ease confusion between a HyperDoc and a Doc with Links.
- What is a hyperdoc?
- The term HyperDocs was coined by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis.
- Cult of Pedagogy episode 70 – Jennifer Gonzalez interviewed Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis – https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/hyperdocs
- A HyperDoc is a digital document—such as a Google Doc—where all the parts of a lesson or multiple lessons have been pulled together into one main location. Within this single document, students are provided with hyperlinks to all of the resources they need to complete a variety of tasks and engage themselves in the learning.
- HyperDocs vs A Doc with Links
- How to Build a HyperDoc Lesson – Parts of a HyperDoc
- Many HyperDocs follow this basic template that takes students through six steps of a lesson:
- Engage: Hook your students, get them engaged, and activate prior knowledge. You might use a fun video, interactive website, or audio recording.
- Explore: Link resources, such as videos or articles, for students to explore more information.
- Explain: Clarify the learning objective for your students. This is where you could teach a whole group lesson with direct instruction, or add additional resources for students to explore.
- Apply: What do you want students to create to demonstrate their learning? Give instructions for the assignment.
- Share: Provide a way for students to share their work and receive feedback.
- Reflect: Pause for reflection (whole class, think-pair-share, etc.) or link them to a digital way to share their thoughts.
- Extend: This portion is great for early finishers. Provide extra activities, additional online resources, or challenge them with an extension assignment to extend their thinking.
Links and Resources
What Are We Listening To
Stacey: I’m getting back into my running. In preparation for an upcoming half marathon, I am listening and learning a lot with Let’s Run Disney-October 2017, Another Mother Runner-ep 282
Chris: Fall TV is in full swing. ArrowSquad, Central City Underground, Maid of Steel, Tomorrow’s Legends, Gotham Undercover – Consider checking out a podcast about the TV shows you watch!
AJ: While looking into podcasts for a friend who is embarking on a principalship, and from a recommendation for Nesi – I found Episode 51 of Principal Matters w/ William D. Parker. The episode, title, The Shocking Truth About your Decision Making, was an excellent listen.
What We’re Learning
Stacey: Learning how to run again
Chris: Lessons we can learn from the 2017 New York Yankees. What Educators Can Learn From Yankees OF Aaron Judge
AJ: Things are hard! Balancing all aspects of life is proving to be a challenge. I need to focus.
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