Engaging with HyperDocs
Once you have modified or created your own HyperDoc, the next question is how to engage with your students during the learning process. Here are a couple of tips that will allow you to interact, provide instructional feedback, and just make it fun for your students while learning.
"There is no doubt that toxic dynamics can arise in classrooms. While this is not a pleasant aspect of teaching, it does happen. The only solution is to put a stop to it early. One nice element of the Google Docs system is that all shared communication is kept on record. If feedback is unproductive or students use the peer review and collaboration system as a way to bully another, this is all subject to your discretion. You can stop it, save it to share with parents, or use it as evidence in disciplinary actions. And if students are aware of this ability, they may never need to use the platform as a means to intimidate in the first place, which will also make the learning experience more pleasant."
- If using Google Docs, insert comments in the margins of your students' work by highlighting the text, images, cells, or slides you want to comment on. To add a comment, on the format toolbar, click Comment. Type your message and then click comment to post.
- If using a Google Slides, you and your students can use the notes section under each one to provide feedback, ask questions and clarify misconceptions.
- At the end of a HyperDoc, provide a self grading quiz using Google Forms to check for mastery of content.