Bloom's Taxonomy For iPads 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. 1. To curriculum, pacing, assessment design, curriculum materials, etc. 2. Fresh data. 3. You know the pros and cons of project-based learning, scenario-based learning, learning simulations, and the like. Speaking of instructional design, the design of experiences that promote understanding of the most important content is a huge part of what an effective teachers do. Which is what design is about. 4. What you plan backwards from is up to you, but you start with a goal in mind—a standard, habit, assessment, indicator, or some other goal. 5. Because the best teachers never do. 6. You know what useful feedback looks and sounds like. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
Goals, Objectives and Outcomes › Assessment Primer › Assessment › University of Connecticut Beginning in 1948, a group of educators undertook the task of classifying education goals and objectives. The intention was to develop a classification system for three domains: Cognitive domain (intellectual capability, mental skills, i.e., Knowledge) Affective domain (growth in feelings, emotions, or behavior, i.e., Attitude) Psychomotor domain (manual or physical skills, i.e., Skills) This taxonomy of learning behaviors can be thought of as the goals of training; i.e., after a training session, the learner should have acquired new skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes. Cognitive Domain - Bloom's Taxonomy Work on the cognitive domain was completed in 1956 and is commonly referred to as Bloom's Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain, since the editor of the volume was Benjamin S. A description of the six levels is given here (1 page Bloom, et al indicated … In essence, the authors foreshadowed what has come to be known as outcomes-based assessment (Assessment in Higher Education by Heywood 2000)
Bloom's Taxonomy Bloom's wheel, according to the Bloom's verbs and matching assessment types. The verbs are intended to be feasible and measurable. Bloom's taxonomy is a classification of learning objectives within education. It is named for Benjamin Bloom, who chaired the committee of educators that devised the taxonomy, and who also edited the first volume of the standard text, Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: The Classification of Educational Goals. Bloom's taxonomy refers to a classification of the different objectives that educators set for students (learning objectives). Bloom's taxonomy is considered to be a foundational and essential element within the education community. History Although named after Bloom, the publication of Taxonomy of Educational Objectives followed a series of conferences from 1949 to 1953, which were designed to improve communication between educators on the design of curricula and examinations. Cognitive Knowledge Comprehension Application
Bloom's Poster 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. Get started with the resources by using the ‘Introducing observation’ video at a staff/team meeting. Instructional Coaching A coach working one-to-one with a teacher, to model and observe classroom practice and to support reflection and professional conversation. Instructional Rounds A group of leaders and/or teachers visiting multiple classrooms at their own or another school with the aim to spread practice and support scaling systemic improvements of teaching and learning Learning Walks Lesson Study Peer Observation
Solo Taxonomy | Educational Origami Solo Taxonomy has been sitting on my to do list for a while. Dean Groom during his presentation at MICDS reminded me and I took a little time to have a play with it. SOLO stands for Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes. It was developed in 1982 by John B. Source: Prestructural – Lower Order Students acquires unconnected information. UniStructural Simple connections are created between ideas. MultiStructural More connections are being created, but lacks the meta-connections between them Keywords: combine, describe, list, order Relational Student sees the significence of the various pieces of information and can develop relationships between them. Extended Abstract Can make connections beyond the proble, Can generalise and apply to new situation, Can transfer learning and makelinks between subject areas. We want to have our students working at the highest levels of extended abstract. Reference
Citation Styles, Style Guides, and Avoiding Plagiarism-The Library Quick links APA Style Guide 6th edition (Purdue University) MLA Style Guide 7th edition (Purdue University) Chicago Style Guide 16th edition (Purdue University) How do you find the complete style manuals? What is plagiarism? Why cite sources? Whenever you quote or base your ideas on another person's work, you must document the source you used. Citations allow readers to locate and further explore the sources you consulted, show the depth and scope of your research, and give credit to authors for their ideas. By following these guidelines, you avoid plagiarism, which is a serious violation of the Code of Student Conduct. How do you cite sources? These guides (used with permission from Purdue University) describe and give examples for the three major styles used in the humanities, social sciences, and some scientific disciplines: APA Style Guide From the American Psychological Association. How do you choose a style? How do you find the complete style manuals? APA Style MLA Style Search
Bloom's Taxonomy From Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching and Technology Mary Forehand The University of Georgia Introduction One of the basic questions facing educators has always been "Where do we begin in seeking to improve human thinking?" Benjamin S. Although it received little attention when first published, Bloom's Taxonomy has since been translated into 22 languages and is one of the most widely applied and most often cited references in education. History In 1780, Abigail Adams stated, "Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence" ( quotationspage.com, 2005). Discussions during the 1948 Convention of the American Psychological Association led Bloom to spearhead a group of educators who eventually undertook the ambitious task of classifying educational goals and objectives. While Bloom pushed for the use of the term "taxonomy," others in the group resisted because of the unfamiliarity of the term within educational circles. Summary
Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students. Similarly, parents complain that when students are required to complete homework assignments online, it’s a challenge for students to remain on task. The ubiquity of digital technology in all realms of life isn’t going away, but if students don’t learn how to concentrate and shut out distractions, research shows they’ll have a much harder time succeeding in almost every area. “The real message is because attention is under siege more than it has ever been in human history, we have more distractions than ever before, we have to be more focused on cultivating the skills of attention,” said Daniel Goleman, a psychologist and author of Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence and other books about social and emotional learning on KQED’s Forum program. Katrina Schwartz
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15 Useful DIY Professional Development Resources for Teachers Teaching is a constantly evolving profession; new ideas and new techniques that may help you become a more effective educator are constantly emerging. However, ongoing training for teachers often comes in the form of expensive conferences that are beyond the district’s budget. What’s more, too much PD can feel like a distraction and a chore when balanced with your significant teaching load – all the more so when you finally schedule time for it, only to find the course you’ve chosen isn’t as useful as you would have hoped. How can you both find a way to make time for professional development and ensure you’re finding the best courses out there? The following list of resources may help. Develop Connections and Create a Plan Image via Flickr by mathplourde Without a plan for professional development, you may make some progress, but it will pale in comparison to what you could do if you have measurable goals and a solid idea of how to achieve them. Keep a Forward-Thinking Attitude In Short
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