Add Student Checklists to “HyperDrawings” Using Newly Integrated Google Keep

HyperDocs have been all the rage for the last couple years. My favorite G Suite tool for hyperDoc creation has always been Google Drawings. I create text boxes with opportunities for students to activate prior knowledge, engage, create, reflect, self-assess, and extend their learning within the margins or “gutter” outside of the canvas. However, there are so many steps in some of my hyperDocs that I have noticed students may accidentally skip part of their assignment. Alas, Google Keep came in to the rescue when it became fully integrated within Google Drawings!

Why Google Drawings for “HyperDocs”?

HyperDocs is the umbrella term for any tool within the G Suite Application that allows you to create inquiry-based, self-paced, differentiated student assignments. I really enjoy Google Drawings as it allows students to manipulate shapes and images in order to create a visual presentation. It also allows teachers to add video clips, directions in the margins or “gutter”, and Google Keep Notes. This really makes Google Keep a “one-stop-shop” for many of my activities.

Why Use Google Keep with HyperDrawings

Here’s an example of a hyperDrawing I created for students to learn about and create line-plots. Notice how Google Keep appears along-side the right margin. Immediately, I started integrating Google Keep as a simple way for students to track their progress as they complete their hyperDrawing. Students may check off each step or activity as it is completed. Once finished, students may then save their image as a JPG and upload their final product to the Google Keep Note. Finally, I can archive my feedback by creating hashtags for the assignments and student names.

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Step 1: Create the checklist in Google Keep

Step 2: Label the student and assignment name

Step 3: Add the student as the collaborator

Step 4: The student opens Google Drawings and then goes to Tools-Google Keep

Step 5: The student checks off tasks and assignments as they are completed.

Step 6: The student saves their Google Drawing as a JPEG and then uploads the image to the Google Keep Note.

Step 7: The teacher provides feedback and archives the notes.

In Summary

There are so many innovative and amazing ways to use Google Keep. Sometimes you just need to use the tool for what it was originally created for…….a task list ūüôā

Do your students use a checklist while completing hyperDocs?

Google My Maps: HyperSlide Activity for Students

This month, I have been eager to introduce Google My Maps to students and teachers. As I started planning¬†my lessons, I decided Google Slides would easily allow¬†me to include directions, video tutorials, games, and formative assessments within the “HyperSlide” activity. Then, upon completion of the activity, we could begin creating our own My Maps.

The following hyperSlides were created for a 2nd Grade classroom, but could easily be modified for any grade level. Just “Make A Copy” to edit the following slides.

Click here or the image below to view the activity.

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HyperDrawings: Creating AMAZING Flipped and Blended Learning Activities for Math Class.

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:

  1. You can embed YouTube Videos! Yes! Just copy video inserted into Google Slides into your Google Drawing! (See tutorial video below)
  2. You can add the directions and assignments in the blank space next to the canvas.
  3. The canvas is an amazing area for students and teachers to demonstrate understanding, solve problems, create screencasts, and use virtual manipulatives.
  4. You can easily add Bitmoji stickers and clipart by dragging them into the blank space next to the canvas.
  5. Students can collaborate and receive feedback using the Comment and Share Tools.
  6. Students can research using the Explore Tool.
  7. Google Keep is now integrated into Google Drawings.

Example of a HyperDrawing used for Flipped or Blended Learning

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(Click here to View/Make a Copy of Example HyperDrawing)

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:

Skill

Example Tool

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

 

Rubric for Evaluating Your HyperDocs/HyperDrawings

Here is a new rubric I created for evaluating your HyperDocs

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More Resources:

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?

HyperDocs 101: Transforming Your Google Docs

What is a HyperDoc?

HyperDocs have been all the rage over the last year. Educators have discovered that there are more ways to use Google Docs than just using the fabulous collaborative tools such as the Comments and Suggestions tools. HyperDocs help teachers transform their learning into blended learning environments. They are engaging, collaborative and inquiry-based. They are MORE than digital worksheets.

Example Template

Here is a template I created using Google Docs. Feel free to Make-a-Copy by clicking the image. My 5 main categories are:

  1. Activate prior knowledge: I really think it’s important to activate prior knowledge before beginning any activity and Vocaroo is a wonderful and quick way for students to record their thinking.
  2. Engage: Consider creating your own tutorial using EdPuzzle. Upload a video or teacher-created screencast and add questions to engage the audience while they watch. Or, find a nice video and add a link to YouTube, Khan Academy, BrainPOP or whatever resource you find engaging.
  3. Apply/Create: Here is where students would create something. Productivity and creativity is the key to HyperDoc engagement. Google Slides, Powtoon, Scratch, screencasting, Google Drawing,  WeVideo are all fabulous creation tools.
  4. Share: The great thing about HyperDocs is you still have the collaborative Google Doc tools such as Comments, Sharing and Suggestions available. I think it would be fabulous for students to share their work and offer feed-back to their peers. Then, you could add your own comments as well.
  5. Self-assess: It is important for students to self-assess their learning once they finish an assignment. Google Forms would be my favorite tools as you could archive the student data in a spreadsheet.  Or, post a link to your favorite rubric!

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More Great Resources 

Examples

Webinars/Videos

Great Websites, Articles/infographics

HyperDoc Extravaganza Google Education on Air. What’s the Hype with HyperDocs? HyperDocs Explained
Example Templates Video: Extreme Pedagogy Makeover HyperDoc vs. Doc with Links
Substitute Plans HyperDoc Handbook Hyperdocs for Administrators

Can you use HyperDocs during your “coaching” lessons?

Here is an example HyperDoc that I use with teachers. The idea is for teachers to access the HyperDoc before we meet to preview the material and after to reflect and ask questions. I used Google Slides as I like how the videos will play within the document. Click to Make a Copy.

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Ways to Get Started

  1. Remix a pre-made HyperDoc: ¬†(Checkout this Hyperdoc Extravaganza Padlet)¬†Don‚Äôt reinvent the wheel. View other Hyperdocs and put your own spin on them. Just ‚ÄúMake a Copy‚ÄĚ and edit!
  2. Use a Template: Start by using a template posted above. Add your own links and activities to personalize your HyperDoc. Example Templates
  3. Assess the effectiveness of your HyperDoc: Check out this HyperDoc Checklist 

Summary

Remember, you are not just creating a digital worksheet. HyperDocs should promote creativity too while reflecting on the needs of the students. HyperDocs should LOOK engaging because they ARE engaging! Students should enjoy the activities as they are learning while creating, collaborating, reflecting, and publishing.  

Finished

Give One- Take One at Teachers Give Teachers. And check out the great website from HyperDocs.co LLC. They have done an amazing job curating resources, many of which are linked to on this page.

Want to Remix this Info? HyperDoc 101: Google Doc of this Page to Share

What are your favorite HyperDoc resources?

 

St. Patrick’s Day Hyperdoc

Coaching Question: Do you have any fun and engaging resources for St. Patrick’s Day?

It seems like #hyperdocs are all the rage these days! Here is a fun and engaging resource to use with students in Grades 3-12. Disclaimer: You do need a subscription to BrainPOP to use this hyperdoc unless you change the video. Students will be watching the video and reading about St. Patrick’s Day in the FYI section below.

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What is a Hyperdoc?

Hyperdoc is a term used to describe an interactive Google Doc. By sharing a hyperdoc, students can experience resources such as links to websites, videos and tutorials. Usually, teachers include a task for students to create a presentation or organize a response to demonstrate their understanding. Hyperdocs are often self-paced and can be differentiated for all learners. Students could also collaborate and work on the hyperdoc together!

My hyperdoc includes activities to:

  • Activate prior knowledge
  • Engage
  • Apply/Create
  • Share

Access the St. Patrick’s Day Hyperdoc

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Click here to “Make a Copy” and put your own spin on this St. Patrick’s Day hyperdoc.

You can find some more templates at http://hyperdocs.co/templates.

Distributing to Your Students

There are many different ways to distribute this hyperdoc to your students.

My recommendations are:

  1. Google Classroom: Make a copy for each student.
  2. Seesaw: Push the copy out to all students. Make sure you set permissions as View-Only so they make a copy to publish on Seesaw when finished
  3. Click SHARE in Google Docs: and type in student emails
  4. Create a QR Code: Set as View-Only so students can Make a Copy to email you.

Do you have any hyperdocs you’d like to share? If so, post a link in the comments below.