I’m excited about trying out hyperdocs more in the coming year and spent some time browsing Hyperdocs.co. As I was looking through various ideas I came across the following Hyperdoc that utilized Google Docs and Flipgrid to walk students through doing a video book review. Here’s the Book Review Hyperdoc linked to Flipgrid copy I made with a link to my Flipgrid.
This hyperdoc and the links within it provide students with a great step by step guide to setting up a good 90sec book review that can then be posted on Flipgrid and later transferred to the books in the class library through a QR code that can then be scanned by another device and played. In my classroom next year I was contemplating various ways of getting a book review system going in which students can recommend different books and hopefully boost ownership and excitement in student reading. The hard part is that next year, most of my wall space is windows so many traditional methods of doing posts on the wall would not work very well, nor could you display very many at a time. Having students do them via videos accessible by student Chromebooks or other devices could really help expand the amount of student-made information available on class books. Over time you may wind up with a student video describing each of the books in your library, even having recommendations by past years students to the new class. It’s kind of exciting!
The hyperdoc itself is well made with clear directions and useful links to helpful resources to give students ideas on how to do each part of the review, as well as highlighting the purpose for doing one in the first place. I can see how this could really function well in a flipped classroom and definitely plan to do more research to get the QR codes up and running.