Close Search
Close Search

Teacher Resources

Students using Chromebook image


What is a HyperDoc?

What is a HyperDoc?

HyperDoc Image

Things you can do with a HyperDoc

A true HyperDoc is much more than some links on a document.

  • Creators deliberately choose web tools to give students opportunities to Engage • Explore • Explain • Apply • Share • Reflect • Extend the learning.
  • Digital collaboration is choreographed that give every student a voice and a chance to be heard by their classmates.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills can be developed through linked tasks.
  • Students have an opportunity to create authentic digital artifacts to show what they know, and connect with a wider audience.

HyperDoc Samples | SAMR Aligned

HyperDoc Samples | SAMR Aligned

Click here to access Templates from

Step-by-Step Guide

Step-by-Step Guide

Step #1: Determine Objectives

  • Grade Level?
  • Content Area(s)?
  • Length of Lesson?
  • Specific Objectives?
  • Desired outcome (explore, apply, assess)?

Step #2: Determine Cycle of Learning

What specific steps will students follow?

  • Explore. Explain. Apply.
  • Workshop Model
  • 5 E's Model
  • HyperDoc Model

Step #3: Packaging

  • What Google App can I use to package this lesson? (Docs, Slides, Maps, Sites)
  • Why?

Step #4: Determine Workflow

  • Push out content
  • Collect work
  • Provide feedback

Step #5: Design

Be thinking, "How can I make this content engaging for students?"

  • Page color
  • Font
  • Images
  • Customized Links
  • Table properties, merge cells, etc.

Evaluate your HyperDoc

Is this a HyperDoc or a digital worksheet? Ask yourself the following:

1. Does your lesson follow a specific lesson design? (step 2) These templates will help with your structure.

2. Did you include the 4 C's in your lesson? Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and creation?

3. What level of critical thinking and technology did you integrate? Is this a simple recall task or does this push your student's thinking? Is it substitution or is the technology used transforming the learning?

Hack Your HyperDoc

Check to see where your HyperDoc falls on the checklist which incorporates the ISTE Standards, SAMR, and DOK levels.

All resources on this page were found on

Turn it Up

Classroom Management

The Chromebook Pilot Teachers were asked to provide examples of classroom contracts, jobs, and procedures. Please feel free to use any of these resources in your own classroom. Have something you'd like to add? Email

Classroom Management Strategies

  • Facilitate learning and promote attentiveness through proximity. Move around the learning area and use distance to influence behavior.
  • Set expectations for hands-on, hands off time for learning tools. If the teacher closes the Chromebook, only the teacher may reopen it. The technology tool time out.
  • Foster a learning community that thrives on collaborative work.
  • Use timers to help students stay focused and on task. Time limitations and expectations help keep students on a challenging, but productive pace.
  • Clearly share expectations and guidelines with students. Empower students to help create and communicate behavioral expectations. Model digital responsibility, social media etiquette, and digital learning for your students.
  • Use the room layout to influence learning experiences, and promote periods of cooperation (pods) vs. periods of independent work or assessment (rows).
  • Take time to practice using the iPads for specified purposes. Establish procedures to deal with technical issues when they occur. Identify student tech leaders who can assist you and other students with technology use.
  • Identify tell-tale signs when students are off task. These may include; screen-fixated eyes, typing off normal pace, color reflections that don't match the rest of the class, reactions or emotions that don't match the activity.

Other Considerations

  • Technology won't fix pre-existing student management issues
  • Boring lessons are still boring with technology
  • More technology doesn't necessarily mean more, or better learning
  • What are your consequences for misbehavior? Is there complete classroom awareness?
  • Just as with learning targets, establish clear behavioral expectations and practice them often.
  • Keep learning at the forefront. A classroom of compliant students doesn't necessarily mean the students are learning.

All resources on this page were found on Classroom Management in a 1:1 Learning Environment

Become a Connected Educator

The easiest way to become a connected educator is to join Twitter and build your PLN (professional learning network.) Here's a list of people to follow and hashtags to use:

People to Follow

Hashtags to Search








Connect Chromebook to TSCStaff Network

Additional Resources