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 follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy! The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and ilearntechnology.com:
A New Wonderful Wheel on SAMR and Bloom's Digital Taxonomy The buzz that the Modern Taxonomy Wheel generated over the last couple of weeks has not yet died out and now we have a new updated wheel from the same guy Allan Carrington. We love Allan's work and we find it really interesting. His wheels come along in such a visually attractive way summarizing most of the apps and web tools we have been sharing here with you. If you already had a chance to have a look at the previous wheel and compare it with this new one you will notice that Allan has brought about some new updates to the new wheel. There is now a particular shared focus on both SAMR model and Bloom's digital taxonomy to help teachers better leverage technology in their teaching. If you are not familiar with what SAMR is all about, please read this post. Now, Click on this LINK to get the poster as PDF.
Ipad höjer motivationen i skolan Håkan Edman, grundskoledirektör i Stockholms stad. Efter drygt 6 000 inköpta Ipad har Stockholms stad valt att utvärdera sitt projekt med Ipad i skolan. Projektet har bedrivits på 28 av stadens 120 grundskolor och resultaten är blandade. En preliminär rapport kommer att presenteras på konferensen SETT om skola och it på torsdag. Målsättningen med utvärderingen har varit att ta reda på om surfplattan kan ersätta datorn i klassrummet och fungera som pedagogiskt verktyg. Med hjälp av en extern konsult har Stockholm stad låtit intervjua 40 lärare och fått in enkätsvar från 120 stycken som använt Ipad i undervisningen. – Många lärare menar att dokumentationen av elevernas lärande blivit mer varierad. Lärare i svenska för de yngre berättar till exempel att att eleverna kan visa sin läsfärdighet genom att spela in ljudfiler. Även praktiska saker som att plattorna startar direkt, är lätta att bära och har batterier som räcker längre än en bärbar dators uppskattas av lärarna.
Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C's - iSupport All the apps you’ll ever need As I prepared for an upcoming presentation at a local University I unloaded my test iPad of all its applications and created a new iPad, complete only with apps which I use at school every week. This iPad would become my “essentials” iPad, strategically and efficiently full of apps I wholly recommend to every educator I meet. I went through the apps and I developed a list, indicating the apps purpose. I found I had many educational gaming type apps (gamification of learning) which fitted into the Consumption category. Today I chose to focus on these 3 “C’s” activities, and it was clear that they could be easily aligned to Blooms Taxonomy objectives. When you are considering your teaching tool kit, consider a concise balance between these apps. Which apps are you consuming (researching, learning specific facts) with? As you get comfortable with this process and the apps you are using, try it again.
Go For the Gold! 8 Tips to Create The Future You Desire In our book Full Steam Ahead: Unleash the Power of Vision , Ken Blanchard and I say “Vision is knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will guide your journey.” Knowing where you’re going means having a picture of your destination in your mind. It’s not the same as a vision , but it is one of the three critical elements of a compelling vision , and it has a tremendous power. My first experience with the power of picture took place in a fifth grade classroom . By the time they are 10 years old, they are discouraged by years of failure, watching other children pass them by. I had been reading about how mental imagery made a huge difference in the 1976 Olympics. So I tried an experiment with the children. Was this a real scientific experiment? Something you actually see in your imagination. Mental imagery is more specific than simply positive thinking. Create a picture of the end-result, not the process to get there. The power is in creating an image of the end result.
6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and flexible assessments forms, constantly improving our sense of what understanding looks like–during mobile learning, during project-based learning, and in a flipped classroom–can not only improve learning outcomes, but just might be the secret to providing personalized learning for every learner. This content begs the question: why does one need alternatives to the established and entrenched Bloom’s? So with apologies to Bloom (whose work we covered recently), we have gathered five alternatives to his legendary, world-beating taxonomy, from the TeachThought Simple Taxonomy, to work from Marzano to Fink, to the crew at Understanding by Design. Six Facets of Understanding with examples
Two Wonderful Bloom's Taxonomy Paint Palette for Teachers Kelly from iLearntechnology has just posted this wonderful and creative work. These are two Blooms Taxonomy palettes that visually explain the learning process associated with this taxonomy. Kelly purposefully designed these palettes to contain different colours because as he argued that learning is also colourful and is therefore composed of many colours. Each learner has his/ her own colour and each colour has is own importance. I think the same can be said of learning. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. source: ilearntechnology
iPad and Education – No Longer A Debate! | syded There is no longer a debate! If money was no object would a teacher want their students to have an iPad each? Even if they only used it to research a different perspective. Even if they only used it to add resources to their work. Even if they only used it as an alternative way to demonstrate learning. The research exists to support the device as a tool for learning. Any mobile device can assist in the learning process, it just happens that the iPad is the current class leader. So why do we continue to debate? Money – It isn’t the educators job to worry about the finances. Behaviour Management – ‘If students are using technology inappropriately in the classroom, you have a behaviour problem, not a technology problem.’ Learning – If the device isn’t suitable for a task then educators shouldn’t use it. The iPad in Education debate should centre around appropriate use. The real debate centres around when and where to use the device to support existing methodology. Like this: Like Loading...
What Teachers Really Want “You always have permission to use whatever tools you need to teach my daughter. Feel free to let her play.” Responding to a standard email request for permission to use a digital tool in my classroom, a parent of one of my students recently gave me carte blanche to help her child learn. I almost got up from my desk and danced a jig. Not only did I feel truly appreciated for the work I have done this year to empower my students as self-directed, curious learners, but I also felt a much needed affirmation of trust in my ability to make professional choices in the classroom, even as we might play around, attempt the unknown, fail, and start over. Thank you, thank you, I thought, for the parents who understand what real learning is and who trust me to teach the best way I can. Yet these are dark days for teacher appreciation for many in our profession. Yet we need more than a week’s worth of good will for what lies ahead. Trust The road ahead is pretty daunting for teachers. Time Connections
Bloom's Digital Web2.0 This work compiled by:Kathy Beck, Instructional Technology Coordinator andKaren VanVliet, Media Specialist A little bit about Karen and Kathy - two girls who REALLY love exploring and sharing Technology for Educators and Students to integrate into the learning environment! Kathy has a BS in Elementary Ed and Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and MA in Educational Media and Instructional Technology from Appalachian State University. She taught elementary students, taught in a computer lab, and has been working as an Instructional Technology Coordinator currently serving 7 schools, training Educators and working with teachers and students collaboratively on projects integrating technology. Karen has a Bachelors of Education in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii, a MS in Administration from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters of Education in Educational Media from the University of South Alabama.