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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Integrated with Technology

I've been messing around with a little Bloom's Taxonomy these past few weeks, and I've got to say, I like the new categories. While maybe not new, per say, they've been revised since I was in university over 20 years ago. I like the new Revised Bloom's because I think it reflects more accurately what we do with students in the classroom around learning.

The terms themselves are now constructed to reflect active verbs; something I hope we are doing with our students. We want our students remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. So I'm good with the new categories.

Now the challenge is to integrate technology into each of levels of thinking. I've come up with a table of links of Web 2.0 tools that a teacher may want to use with their students to extending the thinking levels with technology. Hopefully they are helpful.

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

Technology Tools

Use of Each Tool

Remembering

Factbook Beta

Listing the countries that fit the third world categories and struggle with poverty, health issues, low GDP, and more

Ekoloko

Playing on online environmental game that helps eStudents identify global environmental issues.

Tag Galaxy

Finding pictures on a range of topics using this tool with key word searches.

Understanding

Bubbl.us

Classifying and mapping out information gathered from searches on the Internet

Slatebox

Explaining what students found by using this tool that mindmaps images by thinking in pictures

EduBlog

Summarizing the information by paraphrasing and journaling using a blog.

Applying

Screencast O Matic

Sharing the information by making a video with this tool that others can view

SumoPaint

Editing images found in previous searches for upcoming projects with this online paint tool

Glogster

Uploading and sharing images, videos, audio files onto a Glogster poster that expresses ideas and information about the topic.

Analyzing

Survs

Surveying other students about their views and ideas around social responsibility issues with this simply but powerful tool

Quibblo

Finding out about other students likes and dislikes using this online quiz builder and survey tool

Creately

Diagramming and analyzing collaboratively about student ideas and understanding of social responsibility issues.

Evaluating

WetpaintWiki

Reviewing other students posts on the class wiki and commenting about ideas

Ning

Networking and collaborating with other students about information and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses the postings possess in conveying an accurate message

ResearchGate

Hypothesize and critique other student researchers’ findings or positions by collaboratively working together on solutions to address social issues.

Creating

UnLtdWorld

Construct a community with other like minded youth that want to change the world and network ideas with one another.

Up2Maps

Create world maps with data and images and share them with others that illustrate visually a clear understanding of the topic

Animoto

Directing the production of a video that is integrated with music and images that illustrate the topic and achieve a desired effect from the viewers.


By no means is this list exhaustive, because there are so many tools out there. If you have any thoughts or comments, please leave them for me to read. I would love to hear your feedback.

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