HookED SOLO Apps

A Partridge in a Pear Tree Year

October 5, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Perching in the HookED 2017 Pear Tree 2017 is proving to be a great year for progress in the classroom based use of SOLO Taxonomy. Work has taken me to schools across New Zealand and Australia, and to Denmark and Tonga. My efforts to create meaning with others has resulted in […]

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The importance of WHY?

August 15, 2017

Embed from Getty Images Thinking about discourse analysis and the importance of “WHY” The secondary literacy community has been talking about “why” and where it might fit with SOLO Taxonomy. I’ve tried to play but it seems that my attempts to join in disappear in moderation and my passwords never let me pass. Is easier […]

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SOLO Hexagons iPad App

June 19, 2017

Dead chuffed to announce that SOLO Hexagons has just been released on the Apple iPad Store. Love the versatility in new SOLO Hexagons App – the team at CactusLab has developed earlier work by Dave Carpenter and have captured that “sandpit pedagogy” feel that makes SOLO Hexagons such a flexible strategy for shifting students from […]

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HookED Question Generator iPad App

July 1, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Learning how to ask questions has never been more important. Teachers and students can use the HookED Question Generator app to learn how to ask the questions that matter most. Using SOLO Taxonomy as a framework, this app generates questions to bring in ideas (to build surface understanding); questions to connect […]

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Advice to little girls and avoiding the ‘Blue Book’

October 28, 2013

Good little girls ought not to make mouths at their teachers for every trifling offense. This retaliation should only be resorted to under peculiarly aggravated circumstances. Advice to Little Girls – Mark Twain Mark Twain’s 1865 children’s book offers some wonderful advice to little girls. I first read about the book on Maria Popova’s blog […]

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Now offering BIG and small versions.

October 21, 2013

Update to HookED SOLO Hexagons app – now offering “BIG” and “small” version templates

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SOLO Rubrics in Te Reo Māori, Français and 日本語

October 19, 2013

Pretty excited to be working on a new SOLO project with native language speakers, academics and New Zealand secondary teachers from Lincoln High School (New Zealand) to re-purpose the SOLO Functioning and Declarative Knowledge Rubric Generator apps in Te Reo Māori, Français and 日本語. [Other languages in my teetering stack of “what next projects” include […]

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How to introduce SOLO Taxonomy

July 22, 2013

Introducing a school community to SOLO Taxonomy (Biggs and Collis 1982) is a little like squeezing yourself into a Captain Kirk onesie and imagining yourself standing on the deck of the Enterprise. “Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five year mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek […]

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SOLO Hexagon Generator

January 19, 2013

I should be throwing black T-shirts into a bag before flying to Wellington for ICOT13 but I wanted to let you know that the first stage of the HookED SOLO Hexagon Generator app is live. The app allows teachers (and or students) to populate the SOLO hexagons with text, and generate a template for downloading […]

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