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Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy A statement of a learning objective contains a verb (an action) and an object (usually a noun). The verb generally refers to [actions associated with] the intended cognitive process. The object generally describes the knowledge students are expected to acquire or construct. (Anderson and Krathwohl, 2001, pp. 4–5) The cognitive process dimension represents a continuum of increasing cognitive complexity—from remember to create. Holmes-Marking Student Work on the Computer The Internet TESL Journal Martin Holmesmholmes [at] uvaix.uvic. University of Victoria English Language Centre As more and more of our students' work is submitted in word-processed form, it seems logical that we begin to develop tools to mark and annotate written assignments quickly and clearly using word-processors. This article describes some tools which I have developed for marking electronic documents using a word-processor, and discusses some of the advantages and drawbacks revealed by my early trials of the system. The macros and templates I have developed for MS Word 7 and WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows can be downloaded from links in the article.

eltchat The aim was to create a freely available social network for ELT professionals offering mutual support and opportunities for Continuous Professional Development. Now, every Wednesday at 19:00pm GMT or 21.00pm GMT, ELT teachers from all over the world log into their Twitter account and for one hour hold an online discussion on a topic they have selected. To join in you just have to follow the hashtag #ELTChat. 21st Century Tools Through the Lens of Bloom’s Taxonomy Over this past weekend, I attended the 1st Annual Wyoming TEC Conference. TEC stands for Technology in the Evolving Classroom. During this conference, I had the fortunate opportunity to sit in on Angie Spann‘s session on 21st Century Tools. Angie is a Librarian and Media Specialist at Sweetwater School District #1.

How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom How Technology Can Increase Rigor In The Classroom by Barbara R. Blackburn Instructional rigor is a concept we can agree is important, despite the debate about the use of the word itself. Rigor is “creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels; each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels; and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).” But how does technology relate to rigor?

Selecting Technologies This page helps you choose among various technologies (not just LMSs) using two approaches: examples of learning outcomes, the kinds of learning activities that could achieve those outcomes, and how those activities could be supported by various learning technologies examples of the tools you may be interested in using and the types of activities and learning outcomes that are likely to be relevant. Table 1: Sample learning outcomes, rationales and activities The following table provides examples of learning outcomes, the kinds of learning activities that promote those outcomes, and how the activities could be supported by learning technologies. Table 2: Tools related to activities, and their contribution to learning outcomes The following table provides examples of the tools you may be interested in using and looks at the types of activities and learning outcomes that are likely to be relevant.

Anita's List: Free Educational Resources for All: Bloom's (Revised) Taxonomy - Interative This is not the type of post I normally do but Bloom's Taxonomy was such a huge help to me when I was teaching and developing educational products that I thought it was important and relevant. Bloom's Taxonomy is a structure to help explain the different levels of questioning. It has been revised recently and there have been many attempts to explain the revisions. This interactive diagram is one of the best explanations I have seen. 10 Tips for Getting Started in your New iClassroom The question continues to arise: OK, I'm getting iPads... How do I begin? While I've written posts about it here or there, it can be a pain to search an entire blog to find just what you need. So for your convenience, below I've curated 10 tips for getting started on your new iAdventure: 1- For administrators: One to one means one to one.

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy ILA Overview (information-learning theories and model) The ILA allowed students to learn about Australian Colonisation following a guided inquiry approach. The goal of the unit was to allow students to formulate a deep understanding of the subject area by way of research. Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You’ll Know You’re Doing It Right by TeachThought Staff Notice that we didn’t use the more vague “good teacher” phrasing. That’s an important distinction, because here we’re talking about something a bit more clinical. Not entirely scientific and analytical and icky, but not entirely rhetorical and abstract and mushy either. 20/20: Costs and Funding of Virtual Schools Amy Berk Anderson, John Augenblick, Dale DeCesare, and Jill Conrad – Virtual schools are providing individual online instruction and increasing access to courses by providing flexibility in time, place and pace of instruction. In 2006, 24 states offer some form of statewide virtual schooling to supplement regular classes and provide for special needs and well over half of all states have significant online learning programs at the state or district level.

Assessment References › Assessment Primer › Assessment › University of Connecticut Allen, Mary J., Assessing Academic Programs in Higher Education, Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2004 Allen, Mary J., Assessing General Education Programs, Anker Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 Anderson, Lorin W. and Krathwohl, David R. (Eds.) with Airasian, Peter W., Cruikshank, Kathleen A., Mayer, Richard E., Pintrich, Paul R., Raths, James, and Wittrock, Merlin C., A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. 2001. Classroom Observation Strategies Classroom observation makes teaching and learning more visible. It encourages colleagues to collaborate to improve teacher practice and student learning. But which classroom observation strategy should you choose? These resources provide an introduction to some common observation strategies. Combining instructional guides and accompanying videos, the resources explain all you need to know to choose and implement an appropriate classroom observation strategy for your school.

Becoming an online teacher Change is. I remember that short, powerful statement shared by a mentor early in my career as a classroom teacher. I could comprehend it then, but I could not understand it as I do now as an online teacher. The combination of researching online learning, taking an online course, creating a course, and teaching an online course has taken me back to the words of my mentor. This article is a snapshot of my growth as an educator from a traditional, face to face classroom to the learning environment defined by a community of learners in an online course.