Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Google Expeditions & HyperDocs. A Perfect Pairing.

A few weeks ago I had the honor of being a guest on the new Google Teacher Tribe Podcast hosted by Kasey Bell and Matt Miller. In the episode I shared a few of the exciting things we have going on at my school (Sun Terrace Elementary) with respect to integrating technology. I decided to share two big game changing tech tools that happen to pair perfectly with one another to create an exciting and truly engaging learning experience, HyperDocs and Google Expeditions.

HyperDocs, are "a transformative, interactive Google Doc replacing the worksheet method of delivering instruction, is the ultimate change agent in the blended learning With the HUGE community of educators sharing resources all the time there are tons to choose from to edit and share with your class. Just go to "file" then "make a copy" and an editable copy is saved to your Google Drive. Check out lots more information and resources I shared in a previous blog post HyperDocs! Need I Say More?  and at

Google Expeditions are virtual field trips that take students to places like outer space, national parks, museums, underwater and even back in time! They link virtual reality with engaging background information to guide students on a memorable visit to places they may never be able to see physically. There are tons of expeditions available and they are adding more all the time. New to Google Expeditions? Check out this smore flyer all about using Expeditions with any class even if you DON'T have a VR viewer!

Now put them together for an eduawesome adventure in learning! Here are some HyperDocs & Expeditions pairings. Have others? Please share them in the to this crowdsourced spreadsheet.

Maybe you have found a really great Expedition but can't find a HyperDoc to go with it. Well never fear, a Google Expeditions HyperDoc template is here! Use this HyperDoc template (complete with an Explorer playlist) to guide your students as you explore amazing places all over the world and beyond!

Google Expeditions HyperDoc Template
Have other ideas or resources for making the most of Google Expeditions with your students? Please share them in the comments below!


  1. Love this! I have just finished taking the HyperDoc Boot Camp and our district also purchased a Google Expedition Kit. I love the blending of the two. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You are welcome! Hope to see some more pairings added to the spreadsheet. I will add as I find more too =)

  3. Thank You!! Your work never ceases to amaze me!

  4. Thanks for your teaching inspiration. I started to use Google Expeditions in my Biology classes but mixing them with Hyperdocs will be awesome. Let's make a learning revolution! Thanks again from Spain

  5. Thanks for the help. Will make use of some of the pairs.

  6. So relevant - Was just starting to try and figure out how to merge the two! Thanks for the ideas!!!