“Schoogle Your Content with Hyperdocs” was a TCEA presentation given this year by my illustrious NEISD colleague, Laura Moore. Laura, who is also the author of, “Rock the Lab” and “Learn Moore Stuff,” is a guru of technology integration. She is also an excellent presenter, so I knew that attending her session at TCEA would reap many benefits. I was right.
Laura will be the first to tell you that she did not create the concept of Hyperdocs. For that, we can thank the Hyperdoc Girls – Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill), Kelly Hilton (@kellyihilton), and Sarah Landis (@SarahLandis). You can find out more about them here.
On Laura’s site, you will find a fantastic step-by-step introduction to Hyperdocs that leads teachers from the definition through pedagogical best practices, examples of Hyperdocs, templates, and steps for creating your own. It’s a great way to scaffold a staff development on Hyperdocs.
Teachers looking for a simple definition of Hyperdocs might settle for, “Google Docs with links.” But those teachers would be wrong. There really is no one-line definition for Hyperdocs. To learn what they are, and what they aren’t, you need to see this page.
Plenty of Hyperdocs have already been created by many talented people, so chances are that you can dive right into using them by looking at the examples provided here. There are even Hyperdocs to learn about Hyperdocs available.
I definitely can’t do Laura’s presentation justice in a quick blog post, so I hope that you will take a look at her presentation site to find out more about this interactive method for digital learning that will engage your students on many levels.