Hyflex Activities Collection
Get a Head Start in Lesson Planning
If you're looking for class activity ideas that work well in a synchronous hybrid a.k.a. hyflex course, then this collection is for you.
After a semester of hyflex teaching, there are definitely some activities I will not be using next semester and some activities I'm going to be using again and again.
This collection includes 11 activity ideas in this second category.
So, if you're not sure what activities fit well in a class where some students are attending online via video conferencing and some students are attending in-person - at the same time - this collection can help give you a head start in your lesson planning.
What Exactly is Included in the Collection?
Disclaimer: All activities can be done using the free versions of the tools used to create them.
Each activity idea includes information on what tools you'll need for the activity and a description of how the activity works. For many of them, there are helpful prompt ideas included, as well.
For example, the Kahoot icebreaker doesn't just include a description of how the game works. It includes a list of question ideas and a link to a ready-made Kahoot icebreaker. Plus, a link to my Kahoot video tutorial, in case you haven't used the tool before.
For the three items in the "Templates" section, I also include quick videos showing how to easily adapt the templates for your own classes.
Overall, this collection gives you a head start in creating your lesson plans.
And, really, who couldn't use a helping hand in their teaching life right now?
As an additional resource, I also include a quick guide to the dozens of free resources I've created this past year that tie into hyflex teaching. These blog posts, YouTube videos, and EdTech tutorials give you even more ideas to try in your classroom.
Note: I teach college freshman, but these activities will work well for a range of high school and college classes.
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I'm an English Studies PhD candidate working on my dissertation on children's and young adult literature, their new media adaptations, and pedagogy. I've taught undergraduate courses in children's literature, young adult literature, and composition. I currently blog about teaching tips, tools, and resources for new college instructors on my website, www.evereducating.com/blog. I also post YouTube videos with teaching-related tips on my channel, Ever Educating.