In short, HyperDocs are interactive, digital documents (i.e. Google Docs or Slides) containing links to activities, videos, and resources that drive and engage student learning. HyperDocs take the teacher lecturing in the front of the room off stage and encourage students to follow the paths that ignite their curiosity. While students are navigating a HyperDoc playlist, the teacher is able to move about the classroom, working one-on-one or in small groups with students. Discover more in this short video created by West Ada School District, and check out this template for a visual.
How might HyperDocs support your curriculum? Could you create HyperDocs for fast finishers to access? Are you interested in modifying a unit so one day consists of student learning being guided by their choices? Or do you want to make HyperDocs a more regular part of your teaching? Learn more about how HyperDocs could change the way you teach by checking out the examples below.
Check out the free templates and additional resources below.
Are you interested in free virtual classes geared toward upper elementary - high school students? Discover how to access NewseumEd virtual classes by watching the short video below.
NewseumED offers free 30 - 50 minute virtual classes for your students. These classes run Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM, and can be adjusted to fit YOUR schedule. They are aligned to standards and often include additional teaching ideas/handouts. A few examples of classes are: “Is It Fair? Evaluate Your Media”, “Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers”, “Media Ethics for Students”, “First Amendment and Tinker” and “You Can’t Say That in School?" Follow the links below to review grade-appropriate content for your students.
Request a free virtual class for your students by following the link below. You should request a class with at least a two week notice, as you will be provided with a test date to ensure properly working hardware/software.
It's time to spruce up your family history project with the use of Google's Tour Builder. Tour Builder allows you to create interactive digital stories by bringing together Google Earth maps, photos, and videos. Discover the power of this tool by watching the brief introductory video and viewing the sample tour project below (the example is not family history related).
Imagine using Tour Builder to map out historical events or settings in historical fiction books.
Learn how to use Tour Builder in your classroom by watching the video below.
Below are two sets of directions to help you get started. There are step-by-step directions for you and a student handout for your students.