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Blooms Taxonomy and iPads


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Community Connect Presentation
13th June 2013

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Blooms Taxonomy and iPads

  1. 1. Community Connect 13th June 2013 Mobile Devices & Higher Order Thinking Skills Penny Bentley @penpln
  2. 2. Blooms Taxonomy Blooms Digital Taxonomy Action Verbs Learning Objectives Activities Apps App Evaluation Tonight’s Webinar
  3. 3. Discussion • Who is using mobile devices with their students? • Tell us about your experiences (supported, adequate PD, etc.) • Give an example of how you’ve used a mobile device in class. • How do your students respond? • What model do you use to plan learning objectives?
  4. 4. Who was Benjamin Bloom? Benjamin Bloom American Educational Psychologist Taxonomy of Educational Objectives 1956 3 Domains of Learning Cognitive Affective Psychomotor Image: Benjamin Bloom, Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License Blooms Taxonomy moves the learner from LOTS to HOTS
  5. 5. Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs Image: Andrew Churches, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 2.5 License Blooms Taxonomy 1956 Revised Blooms Taxonomy 2001 Lorin Anderson Nouns
  6. 6. Why Use Bloom’s Taxonomy? • a framework to guide students from lower to higher order thinking • use levels and verbs to write learning objectives (what to learn and why) • plan activities • select appropriate technology/apps to enhance student learning experience • correlate assessment to cognitive levels
  7. 7. Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Blending Bloom’s cognitive levels with 21st century digital skills. Andrew Churches 2007 It’s not about the tools, it’s using the tools to facilitate learning. What are the contemporary skills we need our students to develop?
  8. 8. Remembering recalling information Finding/S earching Describing/Journaling/Listing Filing/Retrieving Bookmarking Learning Objective: The student is able to list… Example Activity: List the 5 food groups and name 3 foods for each group.
  9. 9. Understanding explaining ideas or concepts Mind Mapping Blogging Podcasting/Explaining Learning Objective: The student is able to explain… Example Activity: Write a simple daily menu for child, using a range of food from the 5 groups, explaining why you chose those foods.
  10. 10. Applying using information in another familiar situation Running Loading Playing Operating Hacking Uploading Sharing Editing Games Uploading & Exhibiting Photos Drawing/Showing Learning Objective: The student is able to use… Example Activity: Show students in your class how you would make a healthy meal.
  11. 11. Analyzing breaking information into parts to explore understandings and relationships Mashing Linking Validating Reverse engineering Cracking Survey Graph/Compare Screencast/Peer to Peer Learning Learning Objective: The student is able to compare… Example Activity: Survey and compare the opinions of your class mates about healthy food they would like stocked in the tuck-shop.
  12. 12. Evaluating justifying a decision or course of action Networking/Posting/Collaborating Conferencing Critiquing the News Commenting Reviewing Posting Collaborating Networking Testing Debating Learning Objective: The student is able to justify his/her opinions… Example Activity: Organize a debate about how to overcome global food shortages.
  13. 13. Creating generating new ideas, products, or ways of viewing things, problem , complex application Animate Program/CodeTinker/Invent Tell Stories Programming Filming Animating Blogging Mixing Re-mixing Publishing Directing Broadcasting Learning Objective: The student is able to design… Example Activity: Design an advertising campaign to sell fruit to teenagers.
  14. 14. Design an Activity topic cognitive category learning objective activity app share
  15. 15. The Pedagogy Wheel by Allan Carrington is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
  16. 16. App Checklist What’s important? bling value customization engagement usability sharing reporting/feedback relevance to learning outcome thinking skills (Blooms) unique/different function (SMAR model) Your Favorite Apps?
  18. 18. Thank You for Participating