- A quick overview of Hyperdocs.
- Video explanation of an integration between Google sites and Hyperdocs.
One of the best ways I’ve found to help students access content is by collecting and storing resources and activities in one central location. Many of us do this through systems like Microsoft Teams or Google Classroom. We mainly link resources through the assignments.
However, one of the most powerful ways students can access resources is through Hyperdocs. Essentially, a hyperdoc provides links to resources within the structure of a document, allowing students to edit alongside viewing the links.
While Google Sites does not afford the ability for students to post alongside the linked resources, it has one key advantage. That is the ability to create an immersive learning experience by placing students on a journey through the content. The video below shows how I use this in my 8th grade US History classroom.the ability to create an immersive learning experience by placing students on a journey through the content. Click To Tweet
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About Ryan Stephans
Ryan Stephans is a middle school educator with more than a decade of experience in the public schools as a Social Studies teacher. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. His Master’s in History is from Emporia State University.
Ryan began his teaching in 2005 at the high school level, before leaving for Turner Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas in 2007. He spent eleven years at TMS, the majority of the time teaching 8th grade United States History. In 2013, he was selected as an Abraham Lincoln Fellow by the Horace Mann Corporation. Beginning in 2018, he joined the staff at Summit Trail Middle School in Olathe, Kansas. There, he continues to teach 8th grade United States History.