I enjoy using Hyperdocs. The way Lisa @lhighfill, Kelly @kellyihilton, and Sarah @SARAHLANDIS have built a system for lesson design (which, by the way, links to standards and the SAMR model) within a Google Doc is brilliant. They make it accessible for all levels and types of teachers. The flow and structure really guides teachers in designing learning so that it is structured yet still gives students differentiated and self-paced instruction. I love using GoFormative (@goformative). I have been using the tool for two years now ever since meeting Craig Jones at CUE in 2015.
Of course you can put a GoFormative check in a Hyperdoc. I've done it repeatedly. Students click on the link and go through the GoFormative activity/lesson. The teacher can review the data in real time or go over it later or during classroom review.
How is the data accessible? In a Hyperdoc, the teacher needs to simply click on the links and look at student responses or look at responses within the Hyperdoc. In GoFormative, look at the responses in the Formative or click on the links to see how students responded. Either way, I have access to student data and input. Is one easier over the other? Not really.
My opinion is that these two go hand-in-hand. However, you have to determine what your need is as well as what your purpose and even comfort level is. So, for me, I switch between the two. I love the flow of a Hyperdoc and the myriad of creative ideas and COLOR/IMAGERY I can put into one. GoFormative is a bit more structured BUT I can do the same type of setup in a GoFormative. So, how do I choose? Well, I rotate between the two. Access to student input is basically the same. What I get in GoFormative is the ability to place a grade to a response. Can I do the same in a Hyperdoc? YES, with Comments or with Kaizena Voice Comments. In the end, try both and see what you like using best. It can easily be about preference. You might lean one way or the other but I'd suggest rotating so as to give kids something different every so often. The same format too often can just get boring. Kids need a shakeup.
†How does the new GoFormative help meet the need for real-time data when working with students?
As a long-time user of GoFormative, I have seen multiple changes in the service. It has become more user friendly with the continued focus on having access to real-time data. Whether the tool is used in a flipped, blended, student-directed, or traditional model, GoFormative meets the need by providing teachers and administrators data to drive learning forward.
The new menu
The menu is similar to the previous version of GoFormative. Creating a new formative or folder is as simple as clicking on the +New Formative or the +folder icon to create a folder. Organization of content in a folder shows you:
First is the file. Clicking on the file allows you to access and edit/preview the file. To the right you can see how many students have completed the assessment (yes I only have 2 AP German students.) Clicking the icon (lightning icon) gives you:
Starting from the left you see the initials and then how many they answered and how they scored. The screen allows you to see where students didn't answer well. Clicking on the question number shows how the student answered for the particular question. This is particularly helpful with open-ended responses.
Student view (accessed through Preview)
Students can look at the text/prompt on the left-hand side and they respond on the right-hand side. This is a move from the previous (V1) version that had the questions below the text (or however you organized it.)
I gave my students the new GoFormative without letting them know we were doing so. After the initial shock, they settled into the look and feel with no issues. The only issue some of my students had was having the questions on the right side and having to match the scroll windows with the area of text they were looking at.