Bloom's Digital Taxonomy This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product.
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers 14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential. In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work.
THE FOUR SKILLS IN AN EFL CLASSROOM Which are the advantages or disadvantages of integrating skills in an EFL classroom situation? One of the most important goals for English teachers is develop the four skills in their students; traditional teachers prefer to work these skills one by one in an EFL classroom leaving to the others in isolation. On the contrary current teachers tend to carry out all at the same time like a beehive where bees work in team; one helping out others. So, the second way is the best from my point of view because I consider that skills cannot be isolated, all of them have to be worked together in an EFL classroom situation in order to achieve successful teaching and learning language. Nowadays, integrating skills have been applied by teachers into EFL classroom for their positive results and remarkable benefits for the students. Teaching language demands integrating skills into EFL classroom situation; it offers us more advantages than disadvantages.
Engaging Brains: How to Enhance Learning by Teaching Kids About Neuroplasticity Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Marcus Conyers who, with Donna Wilson, is co-developer of the M.S. and Ed.S. Brain-Based Teaching degree programs at Nova Southeastern University. They have written several books, including Five Big Ideas for Effective Teaching: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to Classroom Practice. Enhancing Student Commitment Explicitly teaching students about neuroplasticity can have a transformative impact in the classroom. A central facet of our work as teacher educators is teaching about how the brain changes during learning.
Great Web Tools for Bloom's Digital Taxonomy After posting yesterday's graphics on Blooms Taxonomy I got emailed this wonderful presentation on the same topic. I was really surprised I did not see it before especially knowing that it is a popular presentation with over 60.000 pageviews. This Prezi is created by Phillipa Cleaves ( project manager- Technology for Learning and Digital Education Revolution, NSW department of education and communities ) and features the six thinking skills of Bloom's Taxonomy: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating . Under each skill is a set of web tools that go with it, clicking on any title will direct you to the homepage of that tool. I have gone through Phillipa's slides and I must say that it is really a great work that I am adding to my Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. Enjoy
SOLO Taxonomy click to view a bigger version As learning progresses it becomes more complex. SOLO, which stands for the Structure of the Observed Learning Outcome, is a means of classifying learning outcomes in terms of their complexity, enabling us to assess students’ work in terms of its quality not of how many bits of this and of that they have got right. At first we pick up only one or few aspects of the task (unistructural), then several aspects but they are unrelated (multistructural), then we learn how to integrate them into a whole (relational), and finally, we are able to generalised that whole to as yet untaught applications (extended abstract). The diagram lists verbs typical of each such level.
249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. In fact, next to the concept of backwards-design and power standards, they are likely the most useful tool a teacher-as-learning-designer has access to. Why? Four Ways to Get Your English Learners to Do More One of the biggest frustrations of teaching English is when your learners don’t do anything outside of class. When a learner starts taking lessons, they say the right things and seem motivated. But this initial enthusiasm usually disappears after a few weeks. I feel that as teachers, part of our job is to inspire our learners to do more, and to think about how we can help our learners to stay consistent over the long-term. This is something that I’ve put a lot of emphasis on over recent years. In fact, I even have a course for English learners helping them specifically with this.
Brain-Based Learning Techniques to Try in Your Classroom Brain-based learning isn’t a new concept, but it’s enjoying renewed attention thanks to the teacher accountability movement begun by President George W. Bush and continued by President Barack Obama. In a nutshell, teachers who use brain-based techniques don their “neuroscientist” hats and focus on creating experiences that cater to the inner workings of their students’ brains. The result: better learning experiences and better retention. clickerquestions / Bloom's Taxonomy This page contains some fairly dry background on Bloom's taxonomy. For exciting ideas on how to write clicker questions at each level of the Taxonomy click here. Bloom’s Taxonomy and higher order thinking