SOLO Taxonomy @edchatNZ

by Pam Hook on August 10, 2014

in Conference, SOLO Taxonomy

WP_20140809_16_11_38_ProIt was fun to present on the classroom based approach to SOLO Taxonomy at the #edchatNZ conference hosted at Hobsonville Point Secondary School on Saturday. Danielle Myburgh and the other educators in the edchatNZ steering committee put together a fabulous conference.

The venue was stuffed full of some of New Zealand’s most connected educators and edu_Twitterati. And as might be predicted from the nature of the delegates – they shared their experiences widely. By any measure it was an intensely hash tagged experience – in the frequency of tweets across the day; the diversity of educators tweeting and the proportion of delegates tweeting. I am certain that if the #educhatNZ tweets had been given physical form, the organisers would have had to issue tinfoil hats to protect those present from twitter fall out. I attempted to reply to and retweet my Twitter notifications on Saturday night but was quickly overwhelmed by the magnitude of the task.

I met fabulous teachers and students from my past – including people connected to my earliest experiences of being both a teacher and a learner. The wonderful and wonder-filled @marywomble who was in my Y12 Biology class at Epsom Girls’ Grammar School when I first started teaching and the ever fabulous @johncl who taught me how to ride a motorcycle when we were both students studying Botany at the University of Auckland. And I met verve filled student teachers who I am certain will be the new teachers to watch in my present and future.

SOLOTaxonomy@edchatnzThe face to face conversations about using SOLO Taxonomy eclipsed those in the Twitter stream – no mean feat if you check out the Storify link.

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