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CANCELLED: Hyperdocs, History and Primary Sources: The Transformative Trio

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 1/2

Explore and create: Deep-dive Creation lab
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Education Coach
Samsung Education | Equity In Action, CA
Leticia Citizen, a 23-year educator, is a Samsung Education Coach interested in technology-enhanced teaching and global connections. As a result, she implements many applications available to teachers to help augment their students’ learning, modernizing traditional classroom methods. Leticia dedicates her life to social justice, teaching through an equity lens, and providing intentional and engaging PD. She is a co-founder of Equity In Action CA and Tech.Teach.Grow, LLC. Leticia is an ambassador and trainer for various digital tools including Nearpod, Wakelet, Newsela, and Flipgrid. She’s Google Certified and an MIE Expert.

Session description

Create and customize digital lessons focused on historical primary sources for your classroom, which allow students to work at their own pace through carefully crafted, interactive digital lessons that support natural differentiation, collaboration, and the ultimate student-centered classroom.

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn the importance of using Primary Sources and Hyperdocs to differentiate instruction, nurture curious learners, and foster inquiry-based learning.

Participants will walk away with resources to use to create their own HyperDoc.

Participants will gain access to various platforms containing ready-made Hyperdocs for next-day usage.

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First third of the workshop:
* review how much interaction participants have with HyperDocs
* what is and not a HyperDoc
* using an infographic, notice and wonder about before/after use of HyperDoc
Having participants first evaluate their understanding and experience with HyperDocs helps me know my audience. Reflecting on what is and what is not a HyperDoc is useful to set up participants for creating their own.

Second third of the workshop:
* Review a doc containing a breakdown of all the parts of a HyperDoc
* Review a site that houses HyperDoc templates
* Evaluate platforms used to create HyperDocs (GDocs, GSlides, Padlet, Buncee, Thinglink, etc.)
* Sign-up for a free website containing subject-specific HyperDocs for teachers to use
* Share and add to the list of sites to search for primary sources

Final third of workshop:
* Time allowed for participants to search available HyperDocs, choose one, and modify it to fit the needs of current students to share with the group
* Time allowed for participants to begin to create a HyperDoc from scratch using templates provided on site. Participants may work in groups or individually.
* Share created hyperdocs
* Answer any questions

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Supporting research

HyperDocs are purposefully designed digital lessons and can transform your class. They truly are so much more than a doc with links.

The creators of HyperDocs — Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis — describe them as a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, the ultimate change agent in the blended learning classroom." - Ditch That Textbook

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Session specifications

Student agency, choice and voice
Grade level:
Skill level:
Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Attendee devices:
Devices required
Attendee device specification:
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Subject area:
Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.