Well, I finally did it. I completed writing my first Hyperdoc. I have wanted to for over a year since I first learned about them at the Sonoma GAFE Summit in April 2016. I had planned to write one before but never managed to get anywhere with it. Last month, in June, I jumped at the opportunity to take the Hyperdoc Bootcamp put on by the Hyperdocs Ladies (Lisa, Sarah, and Kelly).
Our final project was to write a new hyperdoc to use this year. After scrapping a few ideas I settled on one that I think worked out well. I designed a hyperdoc to both serve as a beginning of the year get to know you activity as well as to teach my students about Google Slides and Google Docs. I set the level of skill needed very low because my students last year had zero experience creating with computers. This is probably a good fit for 5th grade and above.
The base of the hyperdoc is built into a Google Site. The Engage and Explore phases are done on the site and can be used for reference. The Explain, Apply Share are done in individual documents. After the students Explore they click a link to make their own copy of a slide deck or a doc. The first thing they do is rename and share the document to the teacher. I set up the instructions to allow the hyperdoc to be used with or without Google Classroom (but honestly much easier with).
As a part of the Explore phase I created a Slides and a Docs cheatsheet to teach about the icon bar. They are available here: Slides Cheatsheet | Docs Cheatsheet
Feel free to share them separately from the hyperdoc.
Please find the Welcome to G Suite hyperdoc at:
Please use it with your students and I would love your feedback. There is a feedback form on the teacher instructions page of the website.
4 thoughts on “#Hyperdocs Bootcamp – My FIRST Hyperdoc”
This is a phenomenal resource! Thank you for sharing 🙂 I will be forwarding it on to my 1:1 teachers!
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When I have time I will be adding sheets and drawings challenges.
For some reason, I’m unable to open this file. When I try to open in my google account, it says I don’t have access to this service. I would love to see this Hyperdoc and possible use it with my 4th graders, if possible. Can you share it a different way?
Twice is better than zero.
The hyperdoc is built in a Google Site. If you are getting that warning your Google Admin may have turned off access in your domain. You can check by using incognito mode or your personal Google account to try the link.
Unfortunately if they have blocked access to Google sites in your domain the only way to fix it is to ask your Google Admin to turn it on. If they won’t or if you confirm that is the issue I can send you the part of the hyperdoc where the students complete the tasks but you wouldn’t have the part where they do all the learning how to do the tasks, which is on the website.