I like to design ideas with apps etc. but I admit the limitations of my design skills. I will be attending a number of Teaching events this year, as will many of you. To promote the network I would like to come up with a distinctive logo that could be used on a business card and / or clothing and items to promote us.
I can not offer financial recompense (not paid!) but do we have some designers / budding designers who would like to offer ideas?
Would a competition be an idea with the winner chosen by the followers of @globalsolo. What do you think?
This is a photo of a response to Judith Roberts in the group based on my practice with Geography classes at Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14 in UK) :
Thanks for your enthusiasm. This project starts a new year on a positive note. Over 35 on the mailing list and 50+ followers on Twitter.
So initial ideas:
– Twitter #globalsolo list
– A spreadsheet / database so you can filter by age group /
subject / country … To look at others work
– more regular chats following initial #sologlobalchat led by
@aknill and @aliceleung in April 2013. Possibly use the
#edchat model with different time zones to be more
– #teachtweet video based events like those used by #ukedchat
– record of Teachmeet presentations given globally
– share ideas how #solotaxonomy fits into new national models
– …. Your ideas
and essentially to share enthusiasm and make friends across the planet who love this idea and how our classes respond to it.
Welcome to #globalsolo. This is an idea that has been forming in 2013 and now I feel it needs to start. I have been using solo taxonomy since I came across it in May 2012. I have blogged extensively about this and presented at a range of Teachmeets in the UK too. See my blog Mishmashlearning.wordpress.com. I have built up a truly global PLN through Twitter and I would like all practitioners in whatever type of training / education or age group taught to have a central point where ideas, resources, demonstrations can be shared.
Initial organisation has been some tweets on 31/12/13 with interested tweeters direct mailing (DM) their email details to my personal account.
This blog – globalsolo.wordpress.com
E mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter at @globalsolo
I will be putting together a mailing list and will use the blog rather than a newsletter as originally envisaged to keep people informed.
All ideas are welcomed – this is not for me, but truly to get solo taxonomy used widely but to show our various government minders how teachers can and do network to support the children / adults we teach / train.
Andy Knill 31.12.13