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.
What does your word study program look like? Would you like to spice it up for the kids? Vocabulary Spelling City is a fantastic program that is both a website and an app. Check out the short video below to learn more about how it works.
.Below are four resources to help you get started using Vocabulary Spelling City in your classroom
Brand new to Vocabulary Spelling City? Consider watching this thirty minute webinar.
Do you have access to iPads in your classroom? The above video explains how to use the Vocabulary Spelling City app. As a homeroom teacher, I grouped my students in three word study groups. Each day we had word study in the classroom, students rotated through three rotations. One rotation was with me, another was using Spelling City on the iPads, and the third was an independent activity (i.e. Word Hunt). Assessments can also be done on the iPads.
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Do you use Words Their Way? Check out the video above for specific tips related to the Words Their Way program.
Below are two printable resources that I used as a homeroom teacher. Have fun!