Transcript of "Digital bloom’s taxonomy trends conference"
A’Kena LongBenton, EdS, PMC
Macomb Community College
This workshop will begin with comparing/contrasting Bloom’s
Taxonomy original and revised versions. Next, it will explain the revised version in
detail. Moreover, participants will be exposed to Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, which
addresses how technologies readily connect to pedagogical practices across various
The facilitator will introduce the following technologies: Animoto,
Blogspot, Camtasia, Edublog, Glogster, Google Drive, Poll Everywhere, Prezi,
QuestGarden, QuizBreak!, Skype, Slideshare, SurveyMonkey, TED, Toondoo,
VoiceThread, Voki, Weebly, Wikispaces, and YouTube.
The technologies can be used in several ways: 1) audio
announcements/homework reminders; 2) audiovisual lectures; 3) content
presentations; 4) course management systems; 5) curriculum webs; 6) electronic
journal writing; 7) formative assessment tools; 8) inquiry-based learning; 9) quiz
reviews; 10) voice/video-based discussion boards; and 11) video attention-grabbers
or content summaries.
As time permits, the aforementioned technologies will be introduced
in a workshop format where instructors will actively participate in technologybased instructional activities. For example, using the Poll Everywhere tool,
instructors will electronically respond to a posed question using their mobile
devices (cell phone, laptop, or tablet). Subsequently, electronic real-time
survey results will appear on an LCD overhead projector screen. Also,
instructors will create at least one technology tool that they can use in their
classroom and share their creations at the conclusion of the workshop. Below
are self-created examples of some of the aforementioned technology tools.
Furthermore, in this workshop, instructors will have an opportunity
to witness what the aforementioned technologies look like in practice. (There's
nothing worst than hearing about a concept, but never seeing it in action! :-))
Most importantly, they will be able to walk away from this workshop with
applicable knowledge that will assist them in their classrooms. This session
will not be a "sit and get" rather a "make and take" professional development.
The facilitator is not interested in simply feeding the instructors information
that they may never use, but rather offer them an authentic learning
Technology Tool for Workshop Questions
November 15, 2013)
Old vs. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy
Voice/video-based discussion boards
Mobile Learning and
Mobiles & Open
“The Tell-Tale Heart” http://questgarden.com/author/create/ Inquiry-based learning
Short Story Unit
Parts of Speech
http://www.surveymonkey.com/MyS Formative assessments
Electronic revisions and
Voki_MSU College of Education
http://www.voki.com/pickup.php? Audio learning objectives and
partnerID=symbaloo&scid=418567 homework reminders
21st Century Learners
at a Glance
Electronic journal writing
Public Speaking Quiz
Formative assessment and online
interactive quiz preview
Content comprehension and review
The Danger of a Single
Group collaboration and instructor
and peer feedback
Alternative perspective videos
Scholarships video screencast
The technologies explored promote: active and
independent learning; application; creativity; critical
thinking; problem solving; student engagement; and
reflection—not mere comprehension.
Word of Caution: Soft skills need to be addressed
when technologies are used, e.g., time
management skills. There are countless
technologies and distractions on the internet. If
students are not instructor-guided and/or focused,
then tons of unproductive hours can be spent on
the web with no intellectual gains.
Technology Tool for Workshop Questions:
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