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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment 10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment by Terry Heick For in-person professional development from TeachThought on how to create an effective learning environment in your classroom or school, contact us today. Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” So we put together one take on the characteristics of a highly effective classroom. 1. This is not a feel-good implication, but really crucial for the whole learning process to work. The role of curiosity has been studied (and perhaps under-studied and under-appreciated), but suffice to say that if a learner enters any learning activity with little to no natural curiosity, prospects for meaningful interaction with texts, media, and specific tasks are bleak. 2. Questions are more important than answers. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy Bloom’s Taxonomy gets an active makeover in this infographic, which provides a way to think about how the actions involved in a class assignment might be categorized in the schema. Mia MacMeekin made this and many other interesting infographics, which can be found on her website, An Ethical Island. Check out the original link to the infographic. Katrina Schwartz Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. Back to School: Starting the Year on the Right Foot Back to school season can be intimidating, regardless of whether you are a seasoned teacher or fresh off the college track. Making a good impression with your students, their parents, and establishing a good working relationship amongst co-workers can make your daily teaching experience run smoother. But how can you ensure you start off on the right foot and sustain that momentum? On a recent TeachHUB post, I listed ten tips to help any teacher become a team player with his or her co-workers. I have since discovered five additional tips to help teachers begin the back to school season with success. The most important tip is to be yourself. Secondly, be approachable. Storytelling can be a powerful teaching strategy. Even seasoned teachers still feel the stress of the first few weeks. Bulletin boards are an appealing way to display student work, they can serve as... Getting your students to feel welcome, and establishing a good rapport during... Third, listen to what others have to say.

How To Use Bloom’s Taxonomy To Write Learning Outcomes By: Scott Davis Business Analyst, Pearson It is often quite difficult to relate inputs to outcomes in the world of education. Traditionally, much work has been done to develop and provide inputs into the process of education. These inputs, such as a textbook, an assessment, a learning technology or platform, a course, a qualification, a high-stakes test or professional development for teachers are put into the hands of an educational leader, a skillful teacher, or an eager student. And, for all of the investment, expertise, and care that go into their creation, that has typically been where the involvement ends. If we are going to really understand how we might be impacting student learning we must do two things. It may be difficult to know where to start in writing a student learning outcome. The committee identified three domains of educational activities or learning (Bloom, 1956): The domains are further subdivided, starting from the simplest behavior to the most complex. Bloom, B.

30 Habits Of Highly Effective Teachers Editor’s Note: We often look at the qualities and characteristics of good teaching and learning, including the recent following pieces: How A Good Teacher Becomes Great What You Owe Your Students Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher The Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment How To Be A Mediocre Teacher So it made sense to take a look at the characteristics of a successful educator, which Julie DuNeen does below. 25 Things Successful Teachers Do Differently by Julie DuNeen If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. Are teachers reaching their students? 1. How do you know if you are driving the right way when you are traveling somewhere new? 2. We can’t all be blessed with “epic” workdays all the time. 3. 4. 5.

4 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy 4 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy by TeachThought Staff Bloom’s Taxonomy can be a powerful tool to transform teaching and learning. By design, it focuses attention away from content and instruction, and instead emphasizes the “cognitive events” in the mind of a child. For decades, education reform has been focused on curriculum, assessment, instruction, and more recently standards, and data, with these efforts only bleeding over into how students think briefly, and by chance. This stands in contrast to the characteristics of the early 21st century, which include persistent connectivity, dynamic media forms, information-rich (digital and non-digital) environments, and an emphasis on visibility for pretty much everything. Using Bloom’s Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching 1. There is nothing wrong with lower levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. 2. 3. Among other effects, this can make cognitively challenging work at the upper levels of Bloom’s seem more accessible. 4.

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer 26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer by Terry Heick These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education. What every student should know starts with themselves and moves outwards to your content area: self knowledge–> content knowledge. As an educator, your job is lead students to understanding, but student self-awareness and self-knowledge should precede that. If it hasn’t already come, the first day of school is probably imminent for you, and these kinds of questions could come in handy there as well. Strategies for Implementation These kinds of questions seem a bit…challenging, but if students can’t even begin to answer them, well, we have a problem don’t we? Based on some feedback we’ve gotten from our facebook community, here are a few tips to use this resource: 1. 2. Have students choose to respond to the ones the want to respond to, and skip the ones they don’t 3. 4. Each question can act as a writing prompt. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

50 Resources For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy - Simple suggestions for applying the taxonomy to kindergarten-level children. Lesson Planet: This source gives the goods on creating complete lesson plans using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Prezi: Enjoy this stylish Prezi presentation on Bloom’s Taxonomy. Iowa State U.: This is a wonderful tool to build learning objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy. The Differentiator: Teachers and students can work together using this source to design creative activities; provides resources, content and the verbs. Slideshare: Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, this presentation shows how to apply the principles for high-order technology skills. The Literary Link: This is a list of book review questions to use in the classroom. Vague Verbs: A quick list of verbs to stay away from when using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Educators Technology: Unique approach to using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Twitter. Bloom’s Taxonomy: This is an official iTunes app on Bloom’s Taxonomy. PLP Network: Poses the view of focusing more on creating using Bloom’s Taxonomy.

The Best Advice On Engaging Parents At The Beginning Of The School Year I have a fairly popular post titled The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers. I thought it would be useful to put together a different list focusing specially on advice to teachers on this topic related the beginning of a new school year. Here’s a short list — each post contains links to additional resources: Writing Letters To Parents At The Start Of The Year “I Want Parents To Know This…” 7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year is by Elena Aguilar. Additional suggestions are welcome. I’m adding this post to my Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Parent Engagement. Related

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? Because Bloom’s isn’t meant to be the alpha and the omega of framing instruction, learning, and assessment. 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

10 Timely Tips for the First Days of School 10 Timely Tips for the First Days of School By Harry K. & Rosemary Wong closeAuthor: Harry K. & Rosemary Wong Name: Harry K. & Rosemary WongSite: About: See Authors Posts (7) From the archives… Extracted from the original article. How well you begin school with an organized, consistent, and well managed classroom will determine your success and your students’ success for the rest of the school year. BEGINNING NEEDS OF STUDENTS. Comment on this article... This entry was posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014 and is filed under *ISSUES, August 2014, Harry Wong, Newsdesk.

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. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level). The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy! The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and ilearntechnology.com:

How a Shoe Can Teach Responsibility How a Shoe Can Teach Responsibility By Marjan Glavac closeAuthor: Marjan Glavac Name: Marjan GlavacSite: Marjan is currently a gr.6 home room teacher at Wilfrid Jury Public School in London, Ontario, Canada where he resides with his wife and two children. For more information about Marjan Glavac, his books, keynotes, training and seminars, visit him at his site at Authors Posts (51) thebusyeducator.com A number of years ago a first year teacher asked me for some help. He told me that his students took all his pencils. They took all his glue bottles. And his class set of scissors. He was angry, frustrated and hurt. “These students have no sense of responsibility,” he told me. I agreed with him. I told him they needed to be taught how to be responsible. “And how do I do that?” “Ask for a shoe,” I said. “How does a shoe teach students responsibility?” She gave an example of asking for a shoe when a student borrowed something.

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