Blog — Amy Clarke I got the opportunity to work with one of the host of The Girls With Glass Show; Summer Bellessa, and Writer and Director of the up coming thriller Amber Alert, Kerry Bellessa. Not only do they make a handsome couple but they are extremely talented, funny, creative, and down to earth couple. I seriously enjoyed every minute of our shoot. Integrating Technology with Bloom’s Taxonomy - Teach Online Creating authentic learning experiences for students is an essential element in online course delivery. Through recent discussion instructors have inquired “How do we provide meaningful learning experiences for students using tools that are intrinsically motivating?” 2 Questions as such imply the need to provide instructors with “. . . innovative ways of integrating technology that encourage higher-order thinking skills.” 2 Research indicates that “Today’s students, regardless of demographics, have shown an interest in digital opportunities to learn, and the range of Web 2.0 tools that make collaboration, innovation, and individual exploration possible is incredible.” 2 Practitioners within the field of education have thought of unique ways to connect digital tools with the framework of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, which has led to the emergence of a Digital Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Infographic Credit: Ron Carranza
Dentro del juego: De la inmersión a la incorporación "This talk examines what exactly it is that makes digital games so uniquely involving and offers a new, more precise, and game-specific formulation of this involvement. One of the most commonly yet vaguely deployed concepts in the industry and academia alike is immersion, a player's sensation of inhabiting the space represented onscreen. Overuse of this term has diminished its analytical value and confused its meaning, both in analysis and design. Rather than conceiving of immersion as a single experience, this lecture conceives of the concept as blending different experiential phenomena afforded by involving gameplay. I will propose a framework (based on qualitative research) to describe these phenomena: the player involvement model.
EDITORIAL ILLUSTRATION - Denis Carrier Selected editorial illustrations (for Wired, The New York Times, Real Business Magazine, Viewpoint Magazine and Cima Magazine) Bloom’s (updated) Taxonomy in the Language Classroom Alan Bloom’s taxonomy (1956) is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition (thinking, learning, understanding). Teachers use Bloom’s taxonomy to guide assessments, curriculum, and instructional methods. Knowledge: Learner’s ability to recall informationComprehension: Learner’s ability to understand informationApplication: Learner’s ability to use information in a new wayAnalysis: Learner’s ability to break down information into its essential partsSynthesis: Learner’s ability to create something new from different elements of informationEvaluation: Learner’s ability to judge or criticize information Benjamin Bloom’s classic 1956 learning taxonomy was revised and refined by Lorin Anderson and David Krathwohl in 2000. Theses updates reflect of a more active thought process and include three main changes:
44 Web & Graphic Design Freebies Guest post by BrandCrowd graphic designer, Anghelaht All web designers love to have cool stuff at their disposal, ready for instant use. Although 100% custom work is always the best approach, sometimes ready-made is the only choice when faced with the challenges of a deadline. To what extent does Bloom’s taxonomy actually apply to foreign language teaching and learning? Bloom’s taxonomy of higher order thinking skills has acquired a mythological status, amongst educators. It is one of those reference frameworks that teachers adhere to with some sort of blind allegiance and which, in 25 years of teaching, I have never heard anyone question or criticize. Yet, it is far from perfect and, as I intend to argue in this article, there are serious issues undermining its validity, both with its theoretical premises and its practical implementation in MFL curriculum planning and lesson evaluation in school settings. Why should we be ‘wary’ of the Bloom taxonomy, as the ‘alarmist’ title of this article implies?
9 Weird Photography Tricks That Actually Work! Sometimes I feel like I spend so much time reading photography tricks and tips online that I never see anything new anymore. So, I set out to make this useful collection of some weird and cool photography tricks that aren’t your usual run-of-the-mill variety. I hope you find some joy and learn a new tip or two. When you’re done, comment below with what cool photography hacks you’ve learned! Tripod in a pinch!