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Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Management through the Goal Setting Process

WHEN MOTIVATION DIPS I always said that I don’t want students to do work for me, but for their own learning. Completing assignments and turning in work is not to prove something to me -- not meant to be an accountability ‘gotcha’ -- but rather a chance to practice and apply content while working on time management skills. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework even begins with the role of Engagement to ultimately develop purposeful and motivated expert learners. I m...

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Strategies to Support the Social Emotional Development of Students

What is SEL? Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. SEL is an essential layer to student growth, and should not be just a quick add on to a lesson. Why SEL Matters? As the creators of HyperDocs, we have always worked to promote individual curiosity, and connected classr...

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Workflow: What's Working

You’ve designed your HyperDoc lesson… now what? Workflow refers to the process where your digital lesson passes from initiation to completion. Do any of these sound familiar to you: Where do I link this? How do I login to that? Where can I post that? Do students get a copy? How can I push that out? Where will students turn in their work? How can I communicate with kids and give feedback? Whether or not you are new to teaching with HyperDocs, you will want to consider the...

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Reach Every Learner No Matter Where They Are

OUR CURRENT REALITY Teaching and learning has gone remote! Teachers all over the world are in need of a new kind of instruction. Educators and families are scrambling to design digital lessons to meet student needs. We see you. We see teachers trying to digitize their curriculum and connect with learners through a screen. We see students take on new content in new formats, from their own homes. We see families attempting to fill in gaps as needed. A PRACTICAL, PURPOSEFUL SOLUTION Hyper...

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Creating a Learner Mindset at Home: A Caregivers Guide to Remote Learning

“Parents are the first teachers!” Parents/guardians do not need to be told how to teach their own children, they do it every day. Caregivers are just wearing a new title these days, “classroom teacher.” As professionals in the field of education, we just want to embrace that partnership more than ever, to support everyone involved -- ourselves, the parents/guardians, and the students! Here are some tips on building effective relationships and establishing routines wit...

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Building Community and Connectedness Remotely

After months of shelter in place and limited opportunities for social engagements, students have been isolated in their homes and many have experienced different versions of trauma. We know that when students feel connected to their classroom community, then they have an increased level of engagement, retention, participation, and motivation. Therefore, now more than ever, it is important to plan ways to create a connected classroom community. Last spring, when educators shifted to remote i...

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BluePrint for Building a HyperDoc unit for Remote Learning

At the time of writing this, there are so many questions up in the air. Will we return to the classroom full time this coming school year? Will it be a hybrid model where students come for a couple of days and learn remotely for the rest of the week? Or will we continue distance learning with the idea that it is no longer an emergency situation, but one where grades now count? Download the, "Blueprint for Building a HyperDoc Unit" here. While so much may seem out of your contr...

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Is My HyperDoc More Than a Worksheet?

Have you ever come across a HyperDoc and really couldn’t see what is so great about it? Does it seem like it's just a doc with links? There is no one right way to design a lesson, it is all about the choices you make. Like any lesson you create, they are personal to your curriculum objectives, to the needs of the students you work with, and may include layers of additional tasks to align with learning goals you are working o...

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Great Things Happen on The Internet - June 2020

BIG NEWS AND SHOUTOUTS! Congrats to Karen Sutherland (@kesutherland777) on her new book! Watch for Strategic Social Media Management: Theory and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan) coming out in Aug/Sept 2020! Congrats to Team @jenallee1! New OneNote breakout resources for the Microsoft Educator Community website, featured speakers at TCEA Elementary Conference this month, and working on their first book! Check out their Live Jenallee Shows at https://thejenalleeshow.com/! More h...

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5 Steps to Create a HyperDoc Lesson

by Sarah Landis Feeling overwhelmed with all the sudden shifts in education? Regain control with HyperDocs: digital lesson design that you create for your own students. Why digital lesson design? When was the last time you sat down to think through all the steps of a lesson plan? After years of implementing the curriculum in a classroom, this likely becomes natural to you...

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