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.
GoFormative in a Hyperdoc
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.
Access to data
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.
Lessons and activities in GoFormative
What is the need?
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.