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Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy

Flipping Bloom’s Taxonomy
Teacher Shelley Wright is on leave from her classroom, working with teachers in a half-dozen high schools to promote inquiry and connected learning. I think the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is wrong. Hear me out. Old-school Blooms: Arduous climb for learners Conceived in 1956 by a group of educators chaired by Benjamin Bloom, the taxonomy classifies skills from least to most complex. Many teachers in many classrooms spend the majority of their time in the basement of the taxonomy, never really addressing or developing the higher order thinking skills that kids need to develop. I dislike the pyramid because it creates the impression that there is a scarcity of creativity — only those who can traverse the bottom levels and reach the summit can be creative. I think the narrowing pyramid also posits that our students need a lot more focus on factual knowledge than creativity, or analyzing, or evaluating and applying what they’ve learned. Here’s what I propose. Blooms 21 works great in science

SDC Learning and Networking - SDC KM Tools The aim of this page is to help people in getting familiar with a variety of methods and tools for planning and reflection of their own activities, for drawing lessons and for sharing insights and applying them. It features a selection of more than 20 methods and tools for knowledge sharing and learning, from basic to more advanced tools, applicable at personal, team and organisational level. See the table below for the different tools and methods. For the SDC KM toolkit in German, French, English and Spanish see the publications section below. Individual Descriptions of the Tools Descriptions of selected methods are also available in the form of the following publications - download them with the links below or order print versions at In addition to these KM tools you find here some underlying concepts linked to learning processes in organisations: Click here for links to learning and knowledge-sharing toolkits of other organisations we consider useful.

The Role of Truth, Trust and Context in Online Learning By Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach I have been thinking today about truth, trust, and learning. I am going to try and weave them together in a post that makes some logical sense but if I fail, I ask your forgiveness in advance. Maybe hear this post as sound bites rather than a narrative as I try to find my way. Context I was listening to Dr. needs to be situated in truth (i.e. that which conforms to reality as it actually is) or context and that is why a thick schema (prior knowledge and experience) is so important.” Imagine just teaching content without the context setting. Learner FirstIf you have read my book you know I talk quite a bit about being a learner first and an educator second. Being a learner first helps us to share ideas (teach) whether we are parenting, car building or gardening. All of these are found within the context of healthy relationships. Did you know…. The brain is the least developed organ at birth? Think about the awe and sense of wonderment you see in small children.

I Don't Like This I have finally gotten over my writer's block and decided to post something. The winter we had in Kansas was very mild and the spring we are having reminds one of June weather instead of March and April. This changing of the season is always brought on with great anticipation, you can go outside wearing shorts and tee shirts. Kids are supposed to be excited for this as well as adults. We are now entering another season at school, the testing season. I suppose I understand our staff's feelings, since the government and the media has put such high standard on the test results, but there has to be a better way. This is just plain nuts in my opinion. When I do PD at schools one thing I'm asked is how will this or that technology improve test scores?

Megan Carriker's Blog - Gamification: The Misunderstood Dirty Word The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community. The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the writer and not Gamasutra or its parent company. Gamification is misunderstood. “Gamification” is, in essence, the process of using game mechanics and game design to enhance things that aren’t games. In the marketing and startup world, this concept is being heavily embraced and making a lot of people a lot of money right now, whether they have experience in game design and deserve that money or not. Understandably so. I attended a great panel at PAX East entitled, "If I hear 'gamification' one more time I'm going to scream," consisting of professionals technically working with companies or organizations focusing on gamification. “It’s an affront,” said Sabram. “It’s like turkey bacon,” added Monty Sharma, of Mass Digital Games Institute. • Gamification is not new. • Done right, gamification is a good thing.

To Flip Or Not Flip? To flip or not to flip? That is not the essential question. In assessing the optimal classroom dynamics, I would argue that we need to take a good look at what our classrooms look like right now, what activities our students gain the most from, what we wished we had more time for, and what things about our class we wish we could eliminate. Do I flip: yes. Would I recommend it: enthusiastically. But let’s start by rewinding for a minute, to my 2009 AP Calculus class. Running Out Of Time Worst of all, I felt that I never got to hear from my students because they were trying their best to digest the newly presented material. So I asked myself the same questions that I posed at the beginning of this essay: what is working, what is not, and what do I wish I had more time for? Planning In math, we often have the preconceived notion of a boring, rigid learning environment where the teacher lectures and the students do endless practice problems until the skill is mastered.

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I used to think… I used to think that giving homework the first day of school set the “tone” for our classroom, that this was an academic class that had rigor and demanded their best. Now I realize that I was trying to intimidate my students so that they would work hard and know that I was the one in charge. I used to think that compliant, well-behaved students were the ideal; now I’m afraid for them. I’m afraid for the kids who think that scoring 90% actually means something in the real world. I’m afraid for the kids who believe the academic hoops they jump through so effortlessly guarantee that they will be successful at life. I used to think, as a high school teacher, that reading was someone else’s job to teach. I used to think that some kids weren’t cut out for school. I’ve learned about self-regulation Self regulation is defined as the process of taking control of and evaluating one’s own learning and behavior. Look at the research: No more “fill-er-up” I used to think I needed to “run the show.”

6 Creative Education Blogs You Can Learn From With over a hundred million active blogs out there and thousands more being created everyday, it is hard to know where to turn for the best information. The enormous number of blogs available is fantastic for those with obscure passions (say… Hungover Owls or Godzilla Haiku), but for those of us with broader interests, there is SO much choice. As many of you already know, a great place to start your search for high quality, education blog content is the Edublog Awards. Listing the 2011 winners as well as all nominees, there is enough great content here to keep you going for a very long time. Heyjude Heyjude is the personal blog of Australian technology and library guru Judy O’Connel. Edudemic As one of the most stylish and slick education blogs on the scene, Edudemic hosts a plethora of technology news and articles. The Nerdy Teacher The Thinking Stick Teacher Tom

"L’avenir de la high-tech, c'est les robots": Fanny Bouton, fan de Nao Rencontre avec la blogueuse Fanny Bouton, à l'initiative des Fanny's Party (tous les deux mois, sur Paris). Certains sont tombés dans la marmite au 1er âge. Elle, c'est dans la culture geek ! Fanny est une passionnée de jeux vidéo, d'innovations et de robots. Nao : 58 cm de haut, 2 caméras HD, 4 microphones, un synthétiseur vocal, 1,5 H d'autonomie ; il tourne sous Linux avec un processeur Intel Atom 1,6 GHz, dans la tête, et un second CPU dans le torse. "Je suis l'évolution de la société Aldebaran depuis le départ (2005). Aujourd’hui, toute une communauté de développeurs s’est créée. Je l’ai pour ma part transformé en photographe. Nao demande à la personne de se baisser un peu, pour rentrer dans son cadre. Au-delà de Nao, Romeo, qui lui mesure 1m40, est très prometteur. Après Nao : Roméo, 1,40 m Et puis, quand j’aurai 80 ans, je veux absolument un exosquelette de Cyberdin.

Warning Signs for Personalized Learning A more nuanced, shared language to describe how online and blended learning differ from other forms of digital instruction is crucial to lasting educational change. When Julie Young founded the Florida Virtual School in 1997, her team coined the slogan “any time, any place, any path, any pace” to describe how the school’s online courses liberate students from traditional classroom constraints. That phrase has become the mantra for people who are trying to articulate how K-12 schools need to change from a “factory-based” model, in which students progress in standardized batches with monolithic instruction, to a more personalized, student-centric model. The growing consensus is that, like it or not, digital technology is the one innovation that can bring personalized learning into reach, because it makes customized education for all students affordable. The trouble is that digital technology is a huge category, and many do not bother to unpack it.

16 secrets d’écriture dévoilés par Disney Beaucoup d’entre nous ont grandi avec les dessins animés Disney. Mais combien sommes nous à nous être intéressés aux différentes techniques littéraires utilisées dans ces films ? Disney vous dévoile 16 de ses secrets d’écriture. Depuis que l’on est enfant, toutes les histoires qu’on nous raconte contiennent une morale, de manière à nous apprendre quelque chose. 1. Définition : Un fil commun ou une idée répétée qui est incorporé tout au long d’une œuvre littéraire. Exemple : « L’amour triomphe de tout » est le thème principal de la Belle au Bois Dormant. 2. Définition : Un objet, personnage, figure, ou couleur qui est utilisé pour représenter une idée abstraite ou un concept. Exemple : la plume « magique » dans Dumbo représente le courage et la confiance en soi. 3. Définition : L’ironie survient lorsque le sens de la situation est compris par le public, mais pas par les personnages qui vivent l’aventure. 4. Exemple : Alice doit passer une série de tests à travers le pays des merveilles. 5.

Learning Styles - The Controversy What is the controversy over learning styles all about? Is the theory valid? Does it really work in the classroom, or is the claim that there is no scientific evidence for its validity the final word? We're collecting articles that call the learning styles theory a myth. 1. Doug Rohrer, a psychologist at the University of South Florida, investigated the learning style theory for NPR (National Public Radio), and found no scientific evidence to support the idea. 2. From Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, comes this article about 2009 research showing no scientific evidence for learning styles. 3. takes a look at learning styles from both points of view - pro and con. 4. This is from the Cisco Learning Network, posted by David Mallory, a Cisco engineer. 5. 6. "How can you not believe people learn differently?" Here's a bit from Willingham's FAQ: "Ability is that you can do something.