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Want to redefine learning? Looking to better utilize devices? Eager to maximize face time in the classroom? HyperDocs are the solution to personalized instruction using technology in today’s modern classroom. With a HyperDoc you can repackage your lesson plans on a Google Doc to engage students in innovative ways! The HyperDoc Handbook is a practical reference guide for all K-12 educators looking to transform their teaching into blended learning environments. This book strikes a perfect balance between pedagogy and how-to tips, while also providing several lesson plans to get you going. After reading this handbook, educators will feel equipped to design their own HyperDocs using both Google Apps and the myriad of web tools available online. Let this book become your guide to:
- Explore the pedagogy behind digital lesson design
- Follow step-by-step directions on how to create a HyperDoc
- Reflect and revise digital lessons using a checklist to "hack" your own HyperDocs
- Select tech tools best suited for lessons
- Connect and share with other educators
- Copy and customize sample HyperDocs to use in your own classroom
HyperDocs will improve collaboration and instruction between all education stakeholders, including: students, teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, professional developers, and families. After reading The HyperDoc Handbook you will be inspired to create and share!
"The HyperDoc Handbook is an indispensable guide for any educator interested in effectively embracing and integrating HyperDocs into the learning process. Read this book. It's compelling, accessible and filled with tips and insights."
Cindy Johanson, Executive Director, Edutopia
“We all want our students to be creative and collaborative problem solvers who have a passion for inquiry and lifelong learning! HyperDocs is a way to help students build these skills and in this book, the authors have laid out an easy to follow implementation strategy and how to guide to make the use of HyperDocs pain free and easy!”
Jaime Casap, Google Education Evangelist
"When I first saw the HyperDocs concept, I knew it was a game-changer. Teachers are looking for strategies to harness the potential of digital technologies, but through powerful pedagogy and practice. The HyperDoc Handbook gives educators a how-to guide to create authentic learning experiences - utilizing Google Apps - that allows them to shift their role from knowledge-disseminator to facilitator and guide. This allows teachers to personalize learning for students, while giving students the reigns to drive their own learning...while integrating technology in a meaningful way."
Kelly Mendoza, Director of Professional Development, Common Sense Education
“The HyperDoc Handbook provides a sensible and pedagogically-sound way to use Google Apps and online tools to create engaging lessons and units. The models and ideas presented can help you boost creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in your classroom, while allowing students access to all the resources they need at the same time! It’s a win-win model!”
Kathy Schrock, Educational Technologist http://kathyschrock.net