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SOLO Flashcards

by Pam Hook on August 25, 2019

in HookED Store, Resources, SOLO Hand Signs, SOLO Taxonomy

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 Flashcards – Verbs

The SOLO Flashcards are designed to support student literacy.

One collection features the SOLO academic verbs (54 cards) – see sample flashcards above.

The other collection features SOLO connectives/discourse markers (110 cards) – see sample below.

Each collection is available in two variants – one using SOLO Hand signs and another using the SOLO Symbols.

Both sets use a design developed by the fabulous Tobias Jacoby a skilled practitioner and facilitator for the classroom based use of SOLO Taxonomy in the Gladsaxe Kommune, Denmark.

What is worth knowing about SOLO Taxonomy

October 31, 2018

SET: Research Information for Teachers (NZCER Press) has published a useful interview on “The who, what, when, where, and why of SOLO Taxonomy.     Editor Josie Roberts has done a great job in capturing what is worth knowing about the classroom based use of SOLO Taxonomy.  The question and answer format makes the material […]

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SOLO Taxonomy in Derrimut Primary School and Brunswick Secondary College

August 30, 2018

Here are the Victorian video case studies I have been promising to share for some time. They speak highly of their outcomes using SOLO as a whole school approach. You are welcome to share them in collaborative inquiry with your teachers. #thrill #will #skill of learning Derrimut Primary School Derrimut PS was purpose-built around collaboration […]

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Danish design for deep learning

July 19, 2018

Embed from Getty Images How a Danish educator designs for deep understanding during student research in History. The deep understanding is a teaching goal for me – it’s not enough that they know about the war and the war came. They have to understand the consequences and the influences of the historical event on the […]

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Kahukura Cluster Conference

June 2, 2018

“Surface to Deep” on Friday was a remarkable day of teachers sharing their professional practice. Teachers from the Kahukura Community of Learning – Christchurch South Intermediate School, Sacred Heart School, Thorrington School, Addington Primary, Sommerfield School, West Spreydon and Cashmere Primary School – gathered together for a day focused on shifting from surface to deep […]

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SOLO Taxonomy at ESF in Hong Kong

May 28, 2018

Reflecting on the powerful examples of student learning using SOLO shared during my visit to Hong Kong last week Fractions explored through SOLO Hexagons thinking and student co-construction of SOLO rubrics – just fabulous 🙂       Great two days in conversation with thoughtful educators inquiring into the effectiveness of using an explicit model […]

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Learning how to put my face in the water

May 19, 2018

Or Chapter 4. “How do you design rubrics to accompany the authentic assessment?” Pam Hook There can be no more authentic task for a five year old than putting your face in the water when learning to swim. The indispensable conditions for improvement are that the student comes to hold a concept of quality roughly […]

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Extended abstract in Melbourne

March 23, 2018

Working with the Department of Education in Victoria has presented a number of adventures over the past three years. I used to think that nothing could trump the DET workshop with “Shrek” attending. Imagine pedagogical content knowledge required when Shrek is wkshop participant. #SOLOTaxonomy #Melbourne #forgetandragogy #embraceogregogy pic.twitter.com/fTfM1dzhuP — Pam Hook (@arti_choke) November 7, 2017 […]

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Tobias and those Danish verbs

March 6, 2018

One of the best things about revisiting a place is the opportunity for extended conversation to deepen friendships. Life as a #SOLOTaxonomy jongleur never lacks excitement but its itinerant nature precludes many opportunities for the deeply textured conversations that happen when you sit down with people at the end of each day. Returning to Denmark […]

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