The hyper doc handbook: digital lesson design using google apps
The HyperDoc Handbook is a go-to for all K-12 educators looking to transform their teaching. It is a practical reference guide you will refer to again and again that strikes a perfect balance between pedagogy and how-to tips. After reading this handbook, educators will feel equipped to design their own HyperDocs using Google Apps and the endless web tools available online.
What are HyperDocs?
HyperDocs are digital lesson plans that are designed by teachers and given to students. They provide access for students to all content and learning in one organized digital space. HyperDocs shift instruction by giving students the content to explore before direct instruction, and by asking students to apply their learning using the 4 C’s: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
As a teacher that uses Google Apps, I can tell you that this book will provide you with lots of new ideas, instead of more of the same basic tips. It may only be 122 pages, but don’t let that turn you away from purchasing this book. Many pages have valuable resources on it that require time to try them out and find what is best for you. This book is packed with ideas that will take time to get through. There are so many that you will need to take it slow and try a few at a time, little by little.
This is THE book for any level teacher looking to learn how to easily weave all the pieces together in a well-packaged, strong, transformative 21st Century lesson design. Hyperdocs will engage learners with multi-layered, robust content. The Hyperdoc Handbook shows all teachers, coaches or administrators how to walk through the creation process with extensive reasoning, encouragement, step-by-step directions to build their own hyperdoc, numerous downloadable examples, tons of possible tech tools, extra tips & tricks, an most importantly – an open invitation to join the Teachers Give Teachers community. The Handbook will level up hyperdocs; the authors have explicitly focused on how the Four C’s, ISTE Standards, DOK, and SAMR all need to be considered in the creation process.
If you are a teacher using Google you may also want to check out our article 10 Most Productive Chrome Extensions for Teachers in 2020 and our two instructional videos on Insert Learning and Edpuzzle for some free resources.