This is a collaborative post written with the incredible Karly Moura, an amazing TOSA from California. She has been an invaluable part of my PLN since we have connected 2 years ago. Add her to your PLN by following her on Twitter.
OK now that we are all on the same page with the WHAT, let’s talk about WHY HyperDocs and WHY Flipgrid and HOW we can use them together to amplify student voice in purposeful digital lesson design.In a recent episode of the Cult of Pedagogy podcast those two were brought together. In the podcast Jennifer Gonzalez is interviewing Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis the creators of HyperDocs. Towards the end of the interview, they are discussing HyperDocs and having great design and purpose when creating and using HyperDocs. Then Lisa mentions FlipGrid!
- Idea 💡 KWL chart gets a video REMIX. Have students respond to a topic sharing what they know. Then have them reply to themselves and classmates sharing what they want to know. After the lesson or unit have students come back to their own video and respond to themselves with what they have learned. Woo! A FlipGrid KWL
Students explore a topic through a collection of resources (articles, videos, infographics, text excerpts, etc.) in the HyperDoc.
- Idea 💡 Bring in experts and take your students beyond the four walls of your classroom! Flipgrid hosts an amazing opportunity with their Flipgrid Explorer Series. They have done two so far and more are planned! Use the expert videos in the explorer series for your students to learn about new and exciting animals, places and careers. HyperDocs are a perfect accompaniment to this series as you create your digital lessons around these topics and extend the learning in your own classroom.
- Idea 💡So Flipgrid’s explore series doesn’t fit into your curriculum? Then create your own! Teachers can do this by creating a ‘virtual field trip’. Go to a place (we’re thinking state parks, historical sites, museums, etc) that is of value to your lessons and record short videos of the sites to bring the content to your classroom. Add the videos to a Flipgrid for your students to explore and respond to. Even better collaborate with other teachers across your district, state or even in other countries to create an explorer series for many different classes to connect through.
- Idea 💡 Have students use storytelling web tools to apply their learning. Then appsmash with Flipgrid and get them to share with the class and beyond! Students show what they know using video or digital storytelling in a different app then upload to Flipgrid to share.
- Add in any part of or all of this Flipgrid appsmash choice board to your HyperDoc and have students apply then share their learning!
- Idea 💡 You don’t need to appsmash. Students can simply connect with other students across the school, state, country or world! Before, during and/or after a unit have students connect with each other to share what they learned.
- Idea 💡 Have students reflect back on the lesson or unit and share what they have learned. This is a powerful way for students to be thoughtful about their learning process.
- Also see the KWL example for Engage above.