7 Key Points for Evaluating Your HyperDocs

There are many amazing hyperdocs being shared by educators on social media for you to edit and modify! But, what differentiates a hyperdoc from a clickable Doc?

Keeping in mind the SAMR model, I have come up with 7 key points for evaluating your hyperdoc.

7 Key Points for Evaluating HyperDocs

  1. Activate Prior Knowledge: What do students already know about this topic? Include an activity that allows students to share and express what information they may already have. Activating prior knowledge gets students thinking about the topic and ready for new information.
  2. Engage/Explore: Provide several different activities which allow students to explore different resources to learn about their topic. I typically recommend sharing videos, articles, and websites that appeal to all learners.
  3. Collaboration: It may not be possible for students to always collaborate on an assignment. But engagement often increases when students are allowed to share ideas and learn with a partner. Ultimately, it may be beneficial if students are allowed to choose to work independently or collaborate.
  4. Apply/Create: How are students sharing their learning? Are students allowed to choose from several different tools to share their learning? Or, must they solely use one application? Also, digital is not always better. I often recommend allowing some non-digital creation ideas as well.
  5. Self-Assess/Reflect: I find self-assessment/reflection most important. Consider allowing students to make revisions based on their feedback and reflections.
  6. Authentic Audience: Providing an authentic audience for students is highly motivating for most students.
  7. Student Choice: Consider allowing students choice when it comes to collaboration and tool selections.

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Check out Kathy Schrock’s Blog on the SAMR model

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