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SOLO Flashcards

August 25, 2019

Announcing a new HookED SOLO resource. My client schools have been using these SOLO Flashcards for a while, but I only found time to share them in the HookED Store this weekend. It has been a busy year. You can check them out at the HookED SOLO Store HookED SOLO Flashcards – Connectives HookED SOLO […]

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How to use SOLO Maps

October 2, 2017

I am doubly chuffed to report that the ever fabulous architect and designer Nick Denton has finished the last seven SOLO maps in the “How to … series” – of HookED SOLO Map animations. You can view the 14 SOLO Map animations playlist on my YouTube Channel . This body of work matters – is […]

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HookED SOLO Map Animations

July 24, 2016

New SOLO resources on YouTube The HookED SOLO Map Animations are instructional (how to) video for the SOLO Maps. The first SOLO Maps to be animated: Define, Describe, Sequence, Classify, Compare and Contrast, Generalise, and Predict Each animation is designed by the ever fabulous Nick Denton. And yes I will be uploading more SOLO Map […]

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Enjoy a sneak preview of the SOLO Taxonomy Posters in Japanese

May 1, 2015

The ever fabulous designer Nick Denton has just sent through the proofs for the Japanese versions of the SOLO Taxonomy Posters. Translations by Rachel Austen HOD Languages at Lincoln High School, Canterbury, New Zealand. The HookED SOLO Hand sign and verb posters are themed so as to be visually stunning – individually and collectively. I […]

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HookED SOLO Taxonomy “When Less is More” Postcards

November 13, 2014

The HookED SOLO Taxonomy “When Less is More” Postcards have arrived by courier from Hummingbird Print. I tasked Volstagg the Vainglorious – the expert at doing less around here – with checking out the new cards – you can see which SOLO level captured his full attention. Created with flickr slideshow. The ever fabulous Nick […]

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The Baker’s Dozen: 13 SOLO Map Postcards

July 31, 2014

“There has always been art in cartography. Maps by definition are utilitarian, of course; they bear implicit promises of routes into and out of the unknown. Yet the language of maps as developed over time is a beautiful one, filled with artistic potential.“ Katharine Harmon “The Map as Art” from Princeton Architectural Press I am […]

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On “being a mole” days

July 28, 2014

“Then suddenly the Mole felt a great Awe fall upon him, an awe that turned his muscles to water, bowed his head, and rooted his feet to the ground. It was no panic terror – indeed he felt wonderfully at peace and happy ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows I am working from […]

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SOLO Posters in French

July 24, 2014

I am excited to announce that designer Nick Denton has just finished the French language versions of the HookED SOLO Posters series. I suspect you will love the effect created with the handwritten text as much as I do. These exuberant designs complement the English and Te Reo Māori posters. Click on the thumbnail to […]

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SOLO Posters in Te Reo Māori

December 9, 2013

I am loving the Twitter feedback on the stunning Te Reo Māori SOLO Posters launched today. Designer Nick Denton has taken the translations by Dr Ngaere Roberts and Matthew Fraser and created two sets of SOLO posters in Te Reo Māori. Nick used a reverse print of the original SOLO posters. The Te Reo posters […]

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Revisiting analogy.

August 11, 2013

Modelling the process of making an analogy is an on-going challenge for educators. In my previous consultancy I developed a visual process map and self-assessment rubric to help students unpack existing analogies or create their own. It worked in part but I was never terribly happy with it. Oftentimes the output of the activity seemed […]

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