Let me count the ways…Valentine’s Day has inspired countless poems throughout the ages. Poetry is a vehicle for creative expression and what better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with students but through digital lesson design and Hyperdocs.
Hyperdocs are a vehicle that provides opportunities for students to be curious, creative, critical thinkers, collaborate with others and communicate while exploring content in a digital format. More than just an online worksheet, Hyperdocs allow teachers to intentionally design powerful lessons reflecting UDL principles in a sequence of personalized tasks. These multiple pathways students can take provide different ways students can demonstrate understanding and for the teacher to give feedback. Here are 5 of the many reasons why I love Hyperdocs:
You are the designer
You know your content and your students best. Hyperdoc digital lesson design allow teachers the opportunity to develop, design, curate and create content and assessment that is authentic to your classroom and audience.
Students are in charge
Hyperdocs provide choice of demonstrating understanding through multiple pathways for students.
With Hyperdocs, students can interact with content in a creative way and through different modalities.
Learning Styles are celebrated
Students can experience a lesson and show what they know in their learning style and strengths.
Hyperdocs are alive
Hyperdocs is digital lesson design that is alive and interactive. Utilizing the live, powerful collaboration components within Google Apps as the vehicle for your lesson allows this and takes your lesson to the next level.
Falling in love with good lesson design is easy. The hard part is finding the time to gather or create the resources. Want to learn more about Hyperdocs? Explore templates and example Hyperdocs created by teachers that you can use at hyperdocs.co.
Check out my favorite templates below from Teachers Give Teachers and spin them into an interactive and creative Valentine’s day activity for your class!
Reading and Writing Poetry Journal
Analyzing and Writing Social Justice Poetry
From Hyperdoc Handbook co-author Lisa Highfill: Be My Valentine Text Set
Want to go in depth with Hyperdocs? Check out the Hyperdoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis.
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Gail Moore is an experienced educator with a passion for meaningful technology integration that promotes student voice and inspired change. She is inspired by teachers & students designing their own learning experiences through technology. Excited to share examples, resources and strategies for infusing technology and pedagogy Gail continues to co-plan, consult, model and provide professional development to teachers and administrators with Google for Education as a Google Certified Innovator, instructional technology and iOs devices as an Apple Teacher. She believes in technology as a tool to transform learning, empower students and teachers as co-designers in the learning process. Gail is currently an Instructional Technology Facilitator in Washington State working with teachers on inspired lesson design integrating 1:1 devices.
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