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Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally

Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally
4/1/2008 By: Andrew Churches from Educators' eZine Introduction and Background: Bloom's Taxonomy In the 1950's Benjamin Bloom developed his taxonomy of cognitive objectives, Bloom's Taxonomy. This categorized and ordered thinking skills and objectives. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson, revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published this- Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001.Key to this is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Sub Categories Each of the categories or taxonomic elements has a number of key verbs associated with it Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) The elements cover many of the activities and objectives but they do not address the new objectives presented by the emergence and integration of Information and Communication Technologies into the classroom and the lives of our students. Remembering Applying

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On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should I tweeted yesterday an interesting news item in Erik Robelen’s blog in Education Week that a few states (Oklahoma, California, Massachusetts) are seriously looking into some sort of assessment of creative thinking as part of the whole 21st century skills/entrepreneurship movement. I think it is a great idea, with a lot of potential for leveraging change. Now, of course, the naysayers are quick to say that you cannot measure creative thinking. This is silly: here is a rubric for doing so: Creative. Classroom Reveal! {A LOT of Pictures!} Ahh, finally! I feel my room is "done enough" to share it with you! I snapped tons of pics, so sit back and {hopefully} enjoy! Let's start with the inside of my door: Design with Intent (introducing behavioural heuristics) EDIT (April 2013): An article based on the ideas in this post has now been published in the International Journal of Design – which is open-access, so it’s free to read/share. The article refines some of the ideas in this post, using elements from CarbonCulture as examples, and linking it all to concepts from human factors, cybernetics and other fields. There are lots of models of human behaviour, and as the design of systems becomes increasingly focused on people, modelling behaviour has become more important for designers. As Jon Froehlich, Leah Findlater and James Landay note, “even if it is not explicitly recognised, designers [necessarily] approach a problem with some model of human behaviour”, and, of course, “all models are wrong, but some are useful”. One of the points of the DwI toolkit (post-rationalised) was to try to give designers a few different models of human behaviour relevant to different situations, via pattern-like examples.

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Learning Experience Design » About LXD Learning Experience Design (LXD) is a design discipline that aims to make learning more effective and fun. It uses experience as the foundation for learning. There’s a focus on innovative use of media, both analogue and digital. Childcare minister Elizabeth Truss attacks unruly nurseries The childcare minister Elizabeth Truss has criticised "chaotic" nurseries for failing to prepare children for school life. The Tory minister said she had "seen too many chaotic settings, where children are running around". She said that by allowing unruly behaviour in nurseries, children are unable to sit still by the time they get to primary school. She said: "We want children to learn to listen to a teacher, learn to respect an instruction, so that they are ready for school. "This isn't about two-year-olds doing academic work – it's structured play which teaches children to be polite and considerate through activities which the teacher is clearly leading." In comments to the Daily Mail, Truss – who has two children – called for a more traditional approach similar to the French system, where graduate level teachers supervise children from as young as two.

Spiral Review for Teachers Spiral allows users to freely create learning activities that inspire the four C's -- creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking -- while promoting understanding and accountability. Teachers can quickly assess students' understanding of concepts by asking open-ended questions and seeing all answers at once. Teachers can also ask a student to improve an answer with one click, enhancing the learning strategies of iteration and feedback. The ability to launch and populate learning activities within seconds prevents lost instructional time, and Spiral's integration with any internet-connected device is a plus for both one-to-one computing and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments. Where Spiral falls short are the areas of monitoring, differentiation, and design.

Information Interplay: Visual Design, Information Architecture, and Content By Jared M. Spool Originally published: Aug 27, 2009 Editor's note: Thanks to Marco Dini, you can now read this article in Italian. The error message stated, "Searched for Return Policy.

I immediately see the verbs animating, blogging, publishing, wiki-ing, commenting, MODERATING, collaborating, networking, and tagging from the higher end. Now, to carry it one step further...what products do you think of for each of the key terms? by intel_engage Apr 24

Looking at the Bloom's digital taxonomy map which verbs do you use more often when creating/implementing digital stories in your classroom? by intel_engage Apr 24

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