The phrase Bloom’s Taxonomy is not a stranger in the Education world, but how does that fit into our world today with technology? The key is in foundation associated with Bloom’s – layers. Just like Bloom’s, there are “layers” in which technology can be applied and used in the classroom. The key to using technology is the purpose for its use. When technology is combined with a purpose in its use, the effects are amazing. Thus, this article will showcase the various levels of Bloom’s, Knowledge, Comprehension, Apply, Analyze, Synthesize and Evaluate and apply each level to technology.
Listed here you will find a relevant and user-friendly guide to use in the classroom. Each category will provide at least five different project/ lesson ideas with a few diverse apps
The one in the KNOW category that is easiest to use is any note-taking app (Artifacts of Learning), however, the most engaging one would be an instant communication app such as Poll Everywhere ( Chat it Up). Just because it is the first layer of Bloom’s does not mean it does not have to be engaging or enticing to students. With activities with names such as Get Your Game On, the KNOW category is simply the first step in having engaging experiences within the classroom.
The one in the COMPREHEND category that is the easiest to use is Canvas (Post, Like, Share), however, the most engaging one would be in Strip Designer (Once Upon a Time). Today’s students live in social media, one of the best ways to learn is to summarize and create digital accounts for former President’s etc and summarize their policy’s as posts on a Fakebook page.
The one in the APPLY category that is the easiest to use is Zoom (Beyond the Walls), however, the most engaging one would be in Goosechase (Duck, Duck, Goose). What an amazing opportunity to learn through a scavenger hunt, Goosechase allows that easily and is engaging al all grade levels.
The one in the ANALYZE category that is the easiest to use is Google Forms (Survey Says), however, the most engaging one would be in QR Codes (As Seen on TV). Analyze no longer has to be a pen and paper assignment, it is the one category that almost all five examples of lessons are easily put in place and students can get so much from each of the activities.
The one in the SYNTHESIZE category that is the easiest to use is WordPress (Be a Blogster), however, the most engaging one would be in Hangouts on Air (Live in 3, 2, 1)). This category is one of the student’s favorites, although challenging in content, engaging materials and lessons can have students asking to do more assignments like this.
The one in the EVALUATE category that is the easiest to use is Explain Everything (Teacher for a Day), however, the most engaging one would be in iMovie (Shark Tank).
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