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EdchatNZ inaugural meeting 8 and 9 August 2014

Twitter is a wonder, last Thursday and Friday evenings and late into the night I sat up in the UK and followed tweets from Hobsonville Point (@HPSS) in Auckland, New Zealand. They were hosting a first time face to face (some twitter speak is nonsensical) meeting for NZ educators. I had heard about it through a few twitter sources including Steve Mouldey (@GeoMouldey) who I have tweeted with for a while and seen the new developments as Hobsonville Point has developed as a new school.

They included challenges for participants including presenters, some of which had been used by The GeoCollective at the Geographical Association conference 2014 in Guildford, UK. My favourites were the presenters “dance” challenges which I had embraced wholeheartedly and led 60 geographers dancing to start my own Easter workshop, anyway I digress.

The Saturday workshops included Pam Hook (@arti_choke) presenting about Solo taxonomy in the primary and secondary schools. If you read this blog I am sure that you have come across Pam’s work and HookEd site. This was the closest I have ever been to participating in / hearing Pam live. Nuances of presentations are missed being on the other side of the world, but very gratifying to feel included, to renew acquaintances and make new friends.

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Keep an eye out for such events around the globe and then send a post to share it with our network. All links for EdChatNZ appreciated.

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Welcome to #globalsolo

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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.

We have:
This blog – globalsolo.wordpress.com

E mail at globalsolo14@gmail.com

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