Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Google SOLE Hangout July 30

Tonight's Google Hangout video! See how it went!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SOLE Hangout Video July 24

We had a SOLE Hangout today. In it we discussed What is a SOLE? How does it work? I explained many things about SOLE.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sharks Full Write Up. July 15 SOLE session


By Liam, Luke and Kaydn

The oceans makes our world go around. They provides ⅓ of global food production. But with all that sharks have to eat! Sharks keep the ocean in balance. They allow populations of other creatures to maintain healthy levels. They are one of the largest predators. Sharks eat bad stuff to save the good stuff!

There are over 400 different kinds of sharks. Some sharks have unique diets. They live in the oceans mainly in warm climates. They can live deep in the ocean as well as near the surface. There are some sharks that live in freshwater. Most live in salt water. Some sharks are longer than school bus. On some sharks parts them glow in dark. Most sharks have teeth that grow back after they fall out. Some sharks don’t really need teeth. Sharks belong to a family fish with cartilage bones. Their population is rising especially along the Eastern US and Canada.

Sharks are important to ensure that all parts of the food chain are controlled. They make sure the quantity and health of other marine life is kept in check keeping the oceans healthy. Algae produces around half of the oxygen that we breathe. Sharks control the food chain balance. Without it oceans could become overrun with algae. This would cut oxygen quantities in our atmosphere. This would not be good for earth. Sharks tend to feed on weak, old and unhealthy fish. Shark feeding helps stop the spread of disease among fish populations.

SEA LIFE London Aquarium - Sand Tiger Shark and Fish

Sole Hangout Education

Let me know if you are interested in participating in a SOLE. Two groups 7- 9 and 10 - 12 year olds.

4 or more kids
Google Hangouts
A topic of interest to research
40 minutes
Lots of discussion about their findings
Recording info on Google Docs in point form
Present your findings

A greater understanding of the topic.
Stronger social interactions.
Meeting new people
Stronger reading and comprehension skills
Increased confidence

What could be better than meeting new friends, learning new things, and talking to people about your interests?

Monday, July 21, 2014

SOLE Hangout

I am looking for students who would like to work together to perform research using the SOLE method. They can be from anywhere as we will be using a Hangout to connect.Please contact me if you are interested.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


From today's Hangout Luke from South Dakota shared:

1. Sharks can be as big as a bus.
2. Sharks need food but they can eat the bad stuff to keep up the good stuff in the oceans.

Thank you very much
Luke age 7

Saturday, July 12, 2014

SOLE Hangouts

I have started a G+ community to help people find each other for a hangout to do a SOLE. Leave a message on the page. I will try to set it up for the earliest I can once we have 4 people.

This is a great way for kids to meet each and share their little bit of the earth.