Hyperdoc Story Creator Using Google Docs!

Can you believe I never knew digital education interactives were called Hyperdocs? Apparently a Hyperdoc is the official name of a digital interactive created by using Google APPS for Education. So what is a Hyperdoc? A Hyperdoc is a Google Doc which contains information and directions delivered by using data objects. The data objects are presented by hyperlinks to context outside of the Google Doc. This provides the student with independent time to explore a new topic. Here is an example of a “Story Creator” Hyperdoc.


Why use a Hyperdoc in the classroom?

  1. Supports the students with independently following directions.
  2. Saves time by limiting the amount of times a teacher as to repeat questions.
  3. Can provide opportunities of exploration as students learn a topic.
  4. Provides the quiet student with a voice.
  5. Differentiates activity so all students can participate.
  6. Teachers have the opportunity to synchronously check student’s work and make sure they’re following guidelines.
  7. Teachers can access the revision history to help evaluate the content.
  8. Provides extra opportunities for supporting the struggling student.
  9. Creates opportunities  for guiding the excelled student towards more challenging material.
  10. Collects assessment data instantly.

How do you check the revision history?

  • Click Revision History

Revision history 1

  • A window pane opens with the revision History on the righthand side of document

Revision History 2-2

  • Click on more detailed revisions

Revision History 3

  • A more detailed list of revisions will open

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  • Using Google Drawing to Create an Interactive Graphic Organizer
  • Tutorial for Creating the Story Creator Hyperdoc

Discovered Visual On-line Dictionary which Verbally Pronounces Words

It is amazing how excited I get when discovering new website links. Today I stumbled upon Merriam Webster’s Visual Dictionary On-line. This dictionary shares pictorial definitions along with a selection of vocabulary words for the content area in which the  vocabulary word is used. The other feature I really like is the student can click on a speaker to hear how to pronounce the words. This is a really great support and resource to share with the students. One thing I like most about this dictionary website is the way it differentiates the definitions to support all users! Websites like this are great resources to use because it supports the students with becoming an independent learner!

Here is a sample view for part of a page in the geology section of the Merrian Webster’s Visual Dictionary On-line. You can check out this site here: Merriam Webster Visual Dictionary On-line.

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