How to encourage student agency with hyperdocs.

We are often asked how teachers can encourage student agency using digital tools. Here’s an example of one way you can build a task that allows for student choice and differentiation within the activities provided.

I’ve created a Google Doc that sets out a task for students to work through and complete.

#Google Docs can be used to provide students with choices within tasks. Click To Tweet    

As the end of the year was drawing near when I created this I used that as a context – but you could easily change it and create a context that works for your students.

Use our #Google Doc template to create a task for your own students. Click To Tweet    

It contains links out to various websites and tools for the students to use.

Add links to #Google Docs to send students to specific sites! Click To Tweet    

Watch the video here that explains how I created it and some of the thinking behind how to use it.

Let us know if you use it – we love getting your feedback.
For more ideas about how to develop student agency read about a way to use Google Slides to develop choice here or for tips and ideas about design take a look at Tim’s blog here

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Think like bees when juggling change in schools

Change that leads to new learning opportunities and improved outcomes must utilise the human resource in schools, embrace technology that redefines learning and engages the wisdom and experience of others. If we were to think more like bees when doing the buzziness, we’d actually manage the change organically just like they do


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