About Hyperdocs

As classroom teachers, we hear constantly about 21st century learning - we want students to be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers, and communicators. Then we ask them to sit quietly, while we explain everything, and tell them exactly how it’s to be done. It doesn’t have to be that way. Students are curious by nature, we just need to provide opportunities for them to be curious. They are amazing problem solvers when given the opportunity to create rather than consume information, to talk to each other rather than sit passively listening. They just need inspiration. Given one Google Doc, what could you put on it to engage, educate and inspire your students?

HyperDocs, a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom. With strong educational philosophies built into each one, HyperDocs have the potential to shift the way you instruct with technology. They are created by teachers and given to students to engage, educate, and inspire learning.

HyperDocs are... HyperDocs are NOT...
  • Carefully crafted digital lesson plans that require educators to have a mindset of thoughtful pedagogy.
  • "JUST" a Google Doc with links.
  • Visually engaging and packaged learning experiences.
  • A pre-made curriculum program.
  • “HOW” students use the technology to create, collaborate, think critically, and connect.
  • A new app or web tool.

It’s not about teaching technology, it’s about using the technology to TEACH.

Things you can do with a HyperDoc

A true HyperDoc is much more than some links on a document.

  • Creators deliberately choose web tools to give students opportunities to Engage • Explore • Explain • Apply • Share • Reflect • Extend the learning.

  • Digital collaboration is choreographed that give every student a voice and a chance to be heard by their classmates.

  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills can be developed through linked tasks.

  • Students have an opportunity to create authentic digital artifacts to show what they know, and connect with a wider audience.