Over the last few months, Twitter has been erupting with posts from educators that are excited about HyperDocs. However, as I started coaching my teachers in best practices for creating and using HyperDocs, I discovered that Google Drawings seems to be my preferred G Suite app to use for math instruction. There are so many possibilities when it comes to creating amazing flipped or blended learning materials!
Here’s why I prefer HyperDrawings:
- You can embed YouTube Videos! Yes! Just copy video inserted into Google Slides into your Google Drawing! (See tutorial video below)
- You can add the directions and assignments in the blank space next to the canvas.
- The canvas is an amazing area for students and teachers to demonstrate understanding, solve problems, create screencasts, and use virtual manipulatives.
- You can easily add Bitmoji stickers and clipart by dragging them into the blank space next to the canvas.
Example of a HyperDrawing used for Flipped or Blended Learning
HyperDrawings: Not Just a Drawing with Links
When I think of using HyperDrawings in the math classroom, I am NOT just talking about creating a drawing and adding hyperlinks. They HyperDrawings should be engaging!
HyperDrawing activities should ask students to use the following skills:
|1) Activate Prior Knowledge||Vocaroo, QR Codes, Google Docs, Padlet|
|2) Explore||YouTube, screencasts, posters, websites|
|3) Create||Google Drawings! Add links to: Google Slides, Powtoon, WeVideo, BrainPOP Make-A-Movie, screencasts, Popplet|
|4) Share||Padlet Wall, Google Classroom, SeeSaw, Comments, Email, Google Slides, Google Drive|
|5) Self-Assess||Google Forms, Padlet Wall, Google Docs, blog post, portfolios, rubrics, surveys, Kahoot, Quizziz, Formative|
Getting Started with Google Drawings and Math
Eric Curts has an AMAZING screencast and blog post with so much information on integrating Google Drawings into the math curriculum. Check out Eric’s Google Doc filled with resources. And, Kasey Bell at Shake Up Learning has a fabulous Google Drawing Cheat Sheet! What more do you need?
Have you ever created or used HyperDrawings?