My #hyperdoc Journey
Hyperdocs have also changed my role in the classroom; personalizing the learning of the students. Putting the learning in the hands of the students has freed me to be a part of their learning in a very different way; having conversations about learning, discussing ideas about creation and joining the class by commenting on shared digital content. I am really enjoying the way that my interactions with students have changed. Our conversations about learning are taking place one on one, rather than as a whole class address. I am no longer the only person that sees their work. This has had a big impact on the quality of what my students produce, because they care far more about what their friends think about what they have done. Now that their work has gone public it seems to be more meaningful to them and hyperdocs were the vehicle that brought us to this new level of collaborative learning.
By putting the road map for our learning in the student's hands, I have become a passenger on their journey. They are no longer sitting in the backseat, staring blankly out the window and asking, “Are we there yet?” With my lesson plan as the road map and the hyperdoc as the vehicle, student learning has become a series of epic road trips. When was the last time anyone said that about a textbook?
Resources for Planning Your Own Hyperdoc Roadtrip:
- Three Paths to Hyperdoc Awesomeness
- Extreme Pedagogy Makeover Using Multimedia Text Sets and Hyperdocs
- Teachers Give Teachers
- The Hyperdoc Handbook (pre-order: fill out this form to get on the list)
- Hyperdocs! Need I Say More?
- How-To Hyperdoc
- My Presentation on Hyperdocs: Taking Your Lessons to the Next Level
Other Posts I have Written About My Hyperdoc Journey:
- Game Based Learning in History Class
- The Hashtag is Mightier Than the Sword
- Free Hyperdocs-My Teachers Give Teachers "Store"
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