"I already know how to do this."
"I learned this last year."
At some point, we've all heard at least one of these comments in our classrooms. That's because when we work with such a diverse group of students with varying interests, achievement levels, and pacing needs, we often struggle to keep all of our students engaged cognitively all of the time. Fortunately, one of the benefits of a HyperDoc is that we can extend our lessons by tagging on "extension ideas" for the students who finish quickly, need an exciting nudge to stay motivated, and willingly accept challenges on their own. This portion of a HyperDoc also gives you the freedom to work one-on-one with those students who need a little more time or support form you while the rest of the class moves ahead and stays on topic. Once students finish an assignment, you'll find that they will often want to go back and use more web tools from the extend sections, allowing them to continue creating--and further their learning. In a Hyperdoc, the extension activities are a great way to fit in fun activities that you may never seem to have time for, such as art and design thinking.