5 Reasons to Love Hyperdocs and Digital Lesson Design

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More than just an online worksheet, Hyperdocs allow teachers to intentionally design powerful lessons reflecting UDL principles in a sequence of personalized tasks. Learning Styles are celebrated. Students can experience a lesson and show what they know in their learning style and strengths. Want to learn more about Hyperdocs? From Hyperdoc Handbook co-author Lisa Highfill: Be My Valentine Text Set.

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

User Generated Education

The power of the use of vision for learning is emphasized by developmental molecular biologist, John Medina, where in his publication, Brain Rules , he states: Vision Trumps All Other Senses. A well-designed visual image can yield a much more powerful and memorable learning experience than a mere verbal or textual description ( [link] ). It is to prompt visceral comprehension, moments of insight that make viewers want to learn more ( [link] ).

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A HyperDoc Is Not A WebQuest!

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As we entered into coaching roles, we wanted to support our colleagues to rethink the way they were delivering content, and to elevate the way students were experiencing learning. HyperDocs were created based on many research and learning theories including Eric Mazur , and Ramsey Musallam ’s work with Cycles of Learning , inspired by Robert Karplus ’s cycle Explore, Explain, Apply. They are one way, among many proven methods, to shift learning in the classroom.

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Hyped Up and Empowered: Hyperdocs Bootcamp

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Before the HyperDoc Bootcamp I purchased and read the HyperDoc Handbook last September. I attended AVID trainings, English Language Learner workshops, UDL conferences, ….you The collective learning EMPOWERED collaborators. We have the ability to package up our learning objectives in ways that EMPOWER students. Within HyperDocs, students get a voice and a choice, embedded cooperative learning, and the ability to produce, rather than consume.

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