In the summer of 2016 my Twitter feed started to flood with #HyperDocs. Intrigued, I started to explore post and immediately bought the book by Lisa Highfill, Sarah Landis, and Kelly Hilton. I was about to start a new position as an instructional coach and as much I wanted to try them out in the classroom, I could not wait to share HyperDoc with other teachers.
|If you ever meet Lisa ask her about her first trip to Toronto...it's a good story wherein I almost had her deported!|
HyperDocs are Google Docs, with interactive elements, designed to replace the worksheet method of delivering instruction. By sharing a link to a HyperDoc, teachers can get students thinking, exploring, collaborating, and creating all on their own, shifting teachers from the lecturer to listener. With HyperDocs, teachers can personalize the learning experience and better connect with students.
People often call Multimedia Text Sets (MTS) HyperDocs, but this is a misnomer - HyperDocs are so much more than that. (Note: MTSs are also called Choice boards - a term coined by Derek Tangredi - which I love.) A lot of people also see HyperDocs and call them clickable Docs, or a webquest...but again, it is more than that.
The HyperDoc cycle is robust. It includes Engaging, Exploring, Explaining, Applying, Sharing, Reflecting, and Extending. The idea is that in order to have students fully engage in the learning, all seven parts of the cycle should be followed. Choice boards can be used to support some (or all) parts, but it is the pedagogy behind the curation of the board and the involvement in each part that really matters.
Above all, there are only two rules with HyperDocs - share freely and give credit!
Here are some Choice Boards I have created.
- Authentic Student Directed Learning
- Tech Tools for the English Classroom
- Become a GSuite Wizard
- EdTech Team Peel Summit
I created this resource for EdTech Tools to use with each phase of the cycle. Note: I update this regularly so feel free to share and add to your drive but if you make a copy it will not be updated.
Here is my What's the Hype with HyperDocs slide deck. I particularly like the slide about how a lesson looks transferred from traditional to HyperDoc (Thanks Lisa for sharing). Also, I like the slide with the choice boards for 4Cs.
Are you on Twitter? Some of my fav HyperDoc people include not only the HyperDoc ladies linked above, but also:
- TsGiveTs <-- this is the joint account for all 3 ladies
- Karly Moura
- Sean Fahey
- Nicole Beardsley
- Holly Clark
- Stephanie Signer