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School in the Cloud is learning at the edge of chaos; a place to come together to discover and explore self-organised learning (SOLE).


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A great Big Question will get your SOLE off to a flying start, but deciding what to ask is the hardest part! Children love questions with no easy answer.


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People: Why do we get sick?


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Why do people get sick?

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Why do people get sick?

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Biology | Health | People | Sickness

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Children: What helps them grow?


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What helps children grow into healthy adults?

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What helps children grow into healthy adults?

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Adults | Biology | Children | Growth | Health | Wellbeing

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Blood: How does it flow?


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How does blood flow through our body?

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How does blood flow through our body?

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Biology | Blood | Health | Human Body

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Babies: How do they develop?


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How do babies develop?

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How do babies develop?

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Babies | Children | Growth | Health | Pregnancy

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Movement


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Would it be possible to live without moving at all? How much movement is best?

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Would it be possible to live without moving at all? How much movement is best?

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Fitness | Health | Life | Life Science | Movement

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Living Forever


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Why can’t we live forever?

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Why can’t we live forever?

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Ageing | Fitness | Health | Immortality | Life

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Sugar: Is it bad for you?


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Is sugar bad for you?

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Is sugar bad for you?

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Diet | Food | Health | Nutrition | Sugar

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Community and the Health of Citizens


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What role does the community play in the health of its citizens?

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What role does the community play in the health of its citizens?

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Communities | Fitness | Food | Health | Social Care | Society | Wellbeing

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Medicine: The side affects


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Why do people experience side effects to medicines?

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Why do people experience side effects to medicines?

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Biology | Health | Health Care | Medical Science | Medicine

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Stone Age Brains and Bodies


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What are some of the health consequences of our Stone Age brains and bodies in a modern world?

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What are some of the health consequences of our Stone Age brains and bodies in a modern world?

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Biology | Brains | Health | Human Body | Humans | Modern World | Stone Age

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Positive and Negative Food Choices


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What conclusions can be made regarding how food choices positively or negatively impact my overall health?

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What conclusions can be made regarding how food choices positively or negatively impact my overall health?

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Diet | Food | Health | Nutrition

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Living to 100 Years


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Why do some people live for 100 years plus?

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Why do some people live for 100 years plus?

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Ageing | Health | Life | Life Science

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Safe Tan?


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Is there ever such a thing as a safe tan?

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Is there ever such a thing as a safe tan?

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Biology | Health | Science | Sun | Tanning

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Caring for the Disabled and Elderly


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How do you help care for disabled or elderly people– within or outside of your family?

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How do you help care for disabled or elderly people– within or outside of your family?

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Caring | Elderly People | Health | Health Care | Social Care

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Eating Junk Food


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Why do we still eat junk food even when we know that it is bad for us?

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Why do we still eat junk food even when we know that it is bad for us?

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Biology | Diet | Food | Health | Nutrition | Science | Sociology

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World Obesity and Starvation


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Why are some people in the world obese, while others are starving?

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Why are some people in the world obese, while others are starving?

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Diet | Food | Food Poverty | Health | Obesity | Poverty | Starvation

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Best Healthy Diet


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What is the best diet to be healthy?

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What is the best diet to be healthy?

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Diet | Food | Health | Nutrition | Science

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Existence of Cancer


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Why does cancer exist?

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Why does cancer exist?

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Biology | Cancer | Health

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Extraordinary developments in Medicine


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How is it that extraordinary developments have taken place in the world of medicine but remain to be seen in the world of education?

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How is it that extraordinary developments have taken place in the world of medicine but remain to be seen in the world of education?

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Health | Medical Science | Medicine | Pedagogy | Science

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Measuring Pain


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How can we truly measure someone else’s pain?

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How can we truly measure someone else’s pain?

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Brains | Health | Neuroscience | Pain | Science

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Sugar


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Is there a sugar that is not harmful to our health?

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Is there a sugar that is not harmful to our health?

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Health | Sugar

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Headaches


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What happens to your brain when you get a headache?

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What happens to your brain when you get a headache?

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Brains | Headaches | Health

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Effect of Emotions on Wellbeing


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What effect do emotions have on our well being?

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What effect do emotions have on our well being?

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Biology | Emotions | Health | Wellbeing

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Generating Emotions


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From where do emotions generate? Why do we feel differently at different points of time?

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From where do emotions generate? Why do we feel differently at different points of time?

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Emotions | Health | Human Behaviour | Mental Health

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Diabetes and Orangutans


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How are diabetes and orangutans connected?

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How are diabetes and orangutans connected?

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Diabeties | Health | Nature | Orangutans

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Nails


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What happens when we don’t cut our nails?

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What happens when we don’t cut our nails?

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Biology | Health | Human Behaviour | Nails

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Vegans


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What would happen if we all became vegans?

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What would happen if we all became vegans?

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Environment | Evolution | Food | Health

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Sugary Foods


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Why do we like to eat sugary foods and how do they affect our health?

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Why do we like to eat sugary foods and how do they affect our health?

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Biology | Food | Health | Sugar | Wellbeing

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Flu Vaccine


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What is the recipe for the flu vaccine, and how does it work?

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What is the recipe for the flu vaccine, and how does it work?

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Biology | Health | Medicine

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SOLE Cleveland goes from strength to strength


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A few weeks ago Jeff McClellan helped facilitate what he describes as a ‘monster SOLE’ – 260 people self-organising to answer the same question at the same time. In fact, this happened twice in one day when 520 adults from 27 branches of Cleveland Public Library came together to reflect on how to engage people in using the library in different ways. The energy and the enthusiasm of the people taking part that day were clearly inspiring.

This ‘monster SOLE’ is what McClellan talks about when asked for a highlight from his SOLE experiences, but it’s clear he’s struggling to choose just one memorable moment from the last 6 months.

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A few weeks ago Jeff McClellan helped facilitate what he describes as a ‘monster SOLE’ – 260 people self-organising to answer the same question at the same time. In fact, this happened twice in one day when 520 adults from 27 branches of Cleveland Public Library came together to reflect on how to engage people in using the library in different ways. The energy and the enthusiasm of the people taking part that day were clearly inspiring.

This ‘monster SOLE’ is what McClellan talks about when asked for a highlight from his SOLE experiences, but it’s clear he’s struggling to choose just one memorable moment from the last 6 months. He could just as easily have described his delight at the fact that schools in the Cleveland Region had performed over 1,000 SOLEs by the end of May (a whole month earlier than they were aiming for).

Or he could have talked about what it’s like to experience a Friday afternoon at Oak Leadership Institute when every single student – from Kindergarten through to Grade 8 – takes part in a SOLE at the same time, with different questions for each class based around one central theme.

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Or his excitement about the number of collaborations he has been involved in, such as with Dr Gina Weisblat at the Northeast Ohio Medical University, who decided to incorporate SOLE into her teaching of community healthcare workers, health professions affinity community (HPAC) afterschool programs across the state of Ohio, in their AmeriCorps program. Or the fact that John Carroll University now uses SOLE as part of its Non-profit Master Degree Program by integrating it into the Masters Course in Quantitative Statistics and Non-profit skills for Cultural Competency.

Or the success of some training he ran at the end of a busy school week of testing,

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