5 Things Every Educator Should Know About HyperDocs

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Holly Clark  

Learn about the five things you must know and understand about HyperDocs to create powerful blended learning experiences. See student work created while working inside of a HyperDoc.

Audience: Coaches, Professional developers, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: This is a session for both Google and Microsoft Users
Topic: Student agency, choice & voice
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
  • Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

How do we create really effective blended learning experiences?

HyperDocs are the perfect blend of technology infused learning.

In this session, we will unpack through the use of student examples and powerful HyperDocs the 5 things educators must know about HyperDocs.

This session will include examples infused with Flipgrid, Canva, and Book Creator and pushed out using Google Classroom Assignments.

Teachers will leave with examples that will encourage and inspire.


5-7 Opening Activity: Explore HyperDocs Examples

10 minutes: Unpack the meaning of HyperDocs and Explore, Explain and Apply.

15 Student Examples to exemplify the 5 ideas educators must understand about HyperDocs

Supporting research

This session will be based around ideas of Making Student Thinking Visible by both Ron Richard and John Hattie. It will include a look at essential questions from Understanding By Design by Grant Wiggens and Jay McTighe. It will look at the constructs of cognitive learning theory found in Make it Stick by Peter Brown. All concepts part of the book called The HyperDoc Handbook from Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton and Sarah Landis and the blended learning - going from analog to digital from The Chromebook Infused Classroom.

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Holly Clark, The Infused Classroom

Holly Clark is an education thought leader, international speaker, bestselling author and student advocate. She’s a veteran educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in a 1:1 classroom, and over five years as an administrator in public and private schools. She holds a master’s degree in instructional design and educational technology from Columbia University. Clark is passionate about helping teachers create classrooms where students want to learn and can become the agents of their own thinking and understanding. She’s is a National Board Certified Teacher, Google Certified Innovator and the chief learning officer for The Infused Classroom Inc. She still spends time co-teaching in classrooms where she helps teachers and schools begin the process of putting students at the center of the learning. Clark consults with schools globally on blended learning environments where meaningful pedagogy is infused with the strategic use of technology. She authors a popular education blog at and gives keynotes to audiences worldwide. In 2017, Clark published her first book, The Google Infused Classroom. This year, she’ll release two new books, The Microsoft Infused Classroom and The Chromebook Infused Classroom.

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