Demonstrating education technology examples of Bloom’s TaxonomyRemember: Visual dictionaryThe learner identifies an object in their own languageand then retrieves the term for that object in thelanguage they’re trying to learn, in this case, eitherChinese or English. As the learner becomes more adeptin the language they’re trying to learn, they can enhancethe recall challenge by toggling the UI to be presentednot in their native tongue, but in the one they arestudying. Note: This image has been altered slightly to make the
content more visually concise.Remember: A Plus MathI really like this little site I found, so much so that I’mincluding it as a second example for this domain. Youcan select whether you want to do addition, subtraction,multiplication, or division, but you don’t get to see thecool picture behind the answer squares until you getthem all right. These games revolve around a child’sability to recall their times tables, along with other basicmathematics they memorize in grade school.
Understand:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_ObamaWikipedia is a crowd sourced encyclopedia, wherecontributors explain most any type of information youcan imagine to the world. There is a strong attempt tosummarize the content, so readers can quickly get thegist of the content. Of course this frequently impliespersonal interpretation, at least so some degree.Fortunately, this is balanced by the fact that theinformation is drawn from such a great number ofdiverse authors.
ApplyBasically every software around exemplifies this learningdomain. Can you use it well? How fast can you get thingsdone in a particular software application? Because, verylikely, your job or class performance depends on it. Hereis one of my favorite tricks to get things done a lot fasterin Word: the Format Painter button. Set up theformatting exactly how you want it for one area of text,then select that area, click the Format Painter buttonand select the text you want to apply that formatting to.This one little trick will help execute all sorts of changesin your documents much faster than you mightotherwise.
Analyze: Format content for good digestionOrganizing content into a cognitively digestible structuretakes into account learners’ natural hierarchical andconceptual mental structuring of information. Thisdemonstrates that the author has taken the time toapply usability considerations and implemented thatknowledge to ease reading comprehension.Structuring content in this fashion requires comparingand integrating content to demonstrate therelationships of the items being described.Such an understanding of learning theory can andshould be used to organize almost all cases of textcontent presented to readers, including articles, blogs,help files, etc. Structuring formatting to supportlearners’ easy understanding of how important contentis (hierarchy) and how content relates to other content,contextually (conceptual) exhibits applied awareness ofhow people learn.
Evaluate: ShelfariShelfari is a reading site where people learn about booksthey are considering reading and write reviews for thosewho might be doing that considering.A careful reader detects nuances in the author’smeaning in a book that help that reader form theirhypothesis of what the book is intended tocommunicate. A good reviewer will critique the author’sabilities, checking details in the book to provideexamples to support their perspective on the content.They judge the book based on their knowledge of otherbooks they’ve read, especially those in the same genre.Other readers will reply to that review, possiblycritiquing the reviewer’s evaluation. Very likely, though,the reviewer will monitor responses to their review andtake the opportunity to respond, expanding the critiqueto a larger dialogue were many people supply ahypothesis, test ideas, and debate the merit of the ideaspresented. The book club discussions of old have movedonline.
Create: StoryboardStoryboarding is a fantastic technique for designingbasically anything sequential. Traditionally, used in theanimation and film industries, it can be successfullyrepurposed for presentations, software design, and inthis case, a business plan. Documenting the variousscenes or steps on separate pieces of paper allows youto move them around and construct your story preciselyas you want to present it. It also helps you plan forpotential issues, noted here by the post-its placed wherethe storyboard creator imagined those issue might cropup.Overall, storyboarding allows you to think through yourentire idea and then see it as a whole before youcommit to a heavy investment, be it time, money,human resources, etc., in how you develop your idea, forexample, designing an application in a particularsoftware. You can work out a lot of the problems withyour idea in the storyboarding stage, and then makemore informed decisions about how you’ll choose topresent it to your audience.
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