HyperDoc’s have changed the way I teach forever. Since our school went 1:1 I have been playing with the 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 embed 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.
Last 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