Blooms Document Spencer's Scratch Pad: 10 Ways to Help Students Ask Better Questions Note: While I enjoy writing "What Works Wednesdays," I admit that I am not the expert. I don't have all the answers. So, if this ever comes off as pretentious, just spend a day with me and watch me make mistakes. I'm not a wizard. My students gather in a circle for article reviews. Each pair offers a short summary of the current event followed by a few discussion questions. However, the deeper questions didn't happen in a vacuum. Question Everything: It's become a mantra in our class and it extends all the way to me.
Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy | Center for Teaching & Learning | UNC Charlotte Various researchers have summarized how to use Bloom’s Taxonomy. Following are four interpretations that you can use as guides in helping to write objectives using Bloom’s Taxonomy. From: KC Metro [old link, no longer functioning?] Bloom’s Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains. One of these is the cognitive domain, which emphasizes intellectual outcomes. From: UMUC From: Stewards Task Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy Task Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. ©2001 St. From: GA Tech According to Benjamin Bloom, and his colleagues, there are six levels of cognition: Ideally, each of these levels should be covered in each course and, thus, at least one objective should be written for each level. Below are examples of objectives written for each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy and activities and assessment tools based on those objectives. Attachment: Writing Objectives Using Bloom's Taxonomy [PDF, 323 KB]
Google Wave 101 (Presentations from Scottish VLE groups) In the last couple of weeks I’ve given Google Wave presentations to the Scottish Blackboard User Group (Scot-BUG) and the Scottish Moodle User Group (SMUG). These have been designed to be introductory session Google Wave giving an overview of the technology and how it could be integrated into existing institutional systems like VLEs. This post contains follows the narrative I used for the presentations with some additional thoughts and resources. Here is the PowerPoint used for Scot-BUG and SMUG (some edits) The Wave Model Here’s a nice video from EpipheoStudios.com which gives a quick overview of Wave: The basic message is email works for basic communication but when you do anything which potentially involves more than two people it can get complicated. The Wave Interface The current Wave interface is entirely browser based and you don’t need any additional plugin’s for basic functionality (for drag and drop of files you need Google Gear’s installed). Basic Wave Interaction Extending Hosting
bloomsapps Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available. While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom. This site will change almost daily as it will be updated with new and exciting apps! If you find any that you have worked with in your classroom please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @bloomsapps or @dmileham75 with your suggestions. Two Links to some iTunesU courses relating to iOS Integration: 1 iPad by Erie 1 Boards of Cooperative Educational Services ( Movie Making\Digital Storytelling Camera to PDF Free - cool little app that turns your device into a scanner. LiveBinders: I would be remiss if I didn't post this.
Bloom’s Activity Analysis Tool I have been working on a simple method of analysing teaching and learning technologies against Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. I have taken the verbs associated with each of the taxonomic levels and arranged them across a sheets and then added a column for the activity components. The idea is that you take your activity and break it down into the component elements and match these against the different taxonomic levels and the learning actions. For example if you looked at students constructing a wiki Editing the wiki is applyingSearching for the information – rememberingTagging the pages with suitable and detailed keywords and notes is understandingValidating the information is evaluatingUploading the resources to the wiki is applyingCollaborating and networking is a higher order skill and so on Here is the PDF version of this tool – blooms-activity-analysis This is a first draft and I would appreciate comments and suggestions.
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Tagxedo - Tag Cloud with Styles 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
How to create Grid accordion with jQuery Accordions are a UI pattern where you click on a title (in a vertical stack of titles) and a panel of content reveals itself below. Typically, all other open panels close when the new one opens. They are a clever and engaging mechanism for packing a lot of information in a small space. Basic accordion from jQuery UI One way to look at an accordion is like a collapsed single column of a table. Another consideration in this table I was building is that there was enough columns that each individual column (should they have been equal width in the space available) wasn't very wide, maybe 150px. The Grid Accordion works with the same theory as most other accordions. You can view and download the example at the end of this article. HTML: Classic use of the definition list Accordions are perfect semantic examples of definition lists. <dl><dt>Title</dt><dd>Information about that title here</dd><dt>Another Title</dt><dd>Information about that other title here</dd></dl> This is a classic technique.
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