Hyper about HyperDocs

Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 19

Participate and share

[Participate and share : Poster]

Monday, June 26, 2:00–4:00 pm
Location: Room Tower View Lobby, Table 19

Molly Farrow   Ashley Snider  
Teachers need dynamic tools delivering content in formats that engage student learning. HyperDocs allow teachers to create meaningful content, differentiate curriculum, encourage collaboration & inspire tech creativity- all in a student-driven package. It offers a platform that empowers students to explore new approaches and engage with relevant and meaningful content.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees just need a Google account and a web-browser.
Focus: Technology infrastructure
Topic: Emergent technologies
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Social studies
ISTE Standards: Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers : Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students : Empowered learner

Digital tote resources

Description: Read more about incorporating online tools in this blog post.
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Description: This is a history lesson the integration of the University of Mississippi.
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Description: Use this resource as a starting point to get "hyper" about HyperDocs!
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Description: Bonus! Make a copy of my "Building Blocks" HyperDoc to know your students better
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Description: Ask students to find contemporary parallels to historical events
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will be able to understand the process of building and creating HyperDocs to use for both lessons or units using the UBD or Understanding by Design process. Attendees will receive tips for packaging content by utilizing timelines, ThingLinks, Symbaloos and other web-based tools. Attendees will also see examples of both lessons and units built and utilized in the classroom for instructional purposes. The online content resources I use are all free and designed to challenge critical thinking skills. The primary- source audio tapes of President Kennedy negotiating the 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi used in the timeline exercise bring students inside the Oval Office encountering racial injustice first hand.


Confession: As a teacher, I am ALL about the design and delivery. I scrutinize design elements and spend a lot of time making sure my resources are student-friendly and attractive. In addition to allowing me to be creative with both the visual and lesson design, HyperDocs encourage students to be creative as well. That's because HyperDocs are designed with students in mind, and their responses, activities, and interactions inspire teachers to consider creativity in a new way. My students respond positively to the HyperDocs platform and I want to share the many opportunities it offers with my colleagues at ISTE.

Supporting research

The HyperDoc Handbook Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill and Kelly Hilton. The HyperDocs Handbook was created by three talented teachers. In that same spirit, they started TeachersGiveTeachers—a site where teachers can search for HyperDoc resources and upload their own creations.



Molly Farrow, SAS

Part-time adventurer/full-time educator, Molly Farrow is a Wake Forest University graduate with a Masters from the University of North Carolina. She taught history in the public schools for 11 years (and Taipei American School) before becoming a Curriculum Development Specialist for SAS® Curriculum Pathways®. She and a team of educators provide FREE online resources. Some of the varied offerings include an Interactive Atlas tool, case studies using an online document analysis tool, and interactive narratives promoting active reading on pivotal issues like voting rights for women. The key is using technology wisely for maximum student engagement.

Ashley Snider, Green Hope High School

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June 25-28, 2017

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