What is a HyperDoc?

HyperDoc’s have changed the way I teach forever.  Since our school went 1:1 I have been playing with media to present my lessons to my students.

I started out making stop motion videos to demonstrate lessons.  Days of using a document camera are pretty much over.  Making videos is an amazing tool for so many reasons.  My classroom is differentiated and student engagement is remarkable.  I am able to navigate around the room and help students as everyone is maneuvering through the steps of the lesson on their own.

One of the challenges I have had in lecture style teaching is student accountability.  I remember talking to the class, asking a question, and day after day I would hear from the same students.  Honestly, I felt like I was pulling teeth to get the entire room to interact with me.  Then HyperDoc’s happened.  Through this mindset of developing a lesson my content has more flow and is 100% engaging. HyperDoc’s is a platform where you can imbed a range of online apps that help to engage students and assess comprehension.   I wouldn’t say my room is 100% flipped, but it is definitely blended learning.  I love it and so do they.

Screen Shot 2018-06-25 at 6.02.24 AMLast year I attended the CUE conference for the first time.  I kept hearing people talk about HyperDoc’s.  So I went to a presentation and listened to Lisa Highfill (one of the authors) speak and it all clicked.  This is a mindset on how to package am interactive learning experience.  There is a path you offer your students that leads them through the journey of your lesson.  Since I have been developing my lessons using this mindset I feel I have become a better teacher.  Here is a link to the book (I am not affiliated with them what so ever).  HyperDoc Handbook on Amazon


This is a web-published link to HyperDoc slide show I am going to use to present to my colleagues.  This lesson is a work in progress and some of the links are not totally functioning.  I will link them right before I present end of July, 2018.

Link to file you can edit link to HyperDoc lesson: All Wrapped Up

 

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Cheralynn Johnston

Having the ability to flip the room so my students are leading their own learning has given me more freedom to help students one on one. I started off by making video demonstrations and since have been wrapping my lessons up in a HyperDoc. I wouldn't say my room has been completely flipped, but it is definitely blended learning. I love teaching and I am thrilled that I can share my lessons with you.

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