Blooms Digital Taxonomy: Category 3 Applying

On March 29, 2012, in Pedagogy, by Clive Roberts

OK, I know it’s been a while since I looked at categories 1 & 2 but better late than never!

You can refresh your memory by reviewing previous categories here:

Category 1 – Remembering

Category 2 – Understanding

The third in this series of looking at the categories of Blooms Digital Taxonomy – that of applying.

As Blooms Digital Taxonomy states:

‘Before you can analyse a concept or fact you must apply it’ – Students must be able to interpret, summarise and explain specific information.

The Key Verbs associated with applying are:

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy - Applying

Again this list is not exhaustive and there are probably many more emerging applications that could be included. If you have a favourite that you would like to share then please add a comment.

Next time: Category 4 – Analysing

Blooms Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

On February 24, 2012, in Pedagogy, by Clive Roberts

Whilst creating a ‘Technology Integration’ unit for the Laos University teachers teacher training course I included the blooms Digital Taxonomy Pyramid by Samantha Penney. (click on the image to visit the ‘live’ pyramid)

Blooms Digital Taxonomy Pyramid

Not only was this a great way of introducing some new Web 2.0 tools to the university teachers but it also got them thinking about how to use them to ‘get their students thinking’ – in other words to use tools to promote higher order thinking skills.

The pyramid also provides a lot of direct links to some very useful web 2.0 tools.

Just thought I’d share this with you.

Clive R.

 

 

 

Blooms Digital Taxonomy: Category 2 Understanding

On April 4, 2011, in Pedagogy, by Clive Roberts

The second in this series of looking at the categories of Blooms Digital Taxonomy – that of understanding.

As Blooms Digital Taxonomy states:

‘Before you can apply a concept or fact you must understand it’ – Students must be able to interpret, summarise and explain specific information.

The Key Verbs associated with understanding are:

Blooms Digital Taxonomy - Understanding

Again this list is not exhaustive and there are probably many more emerging applications that could be included. If you have a favourite that you would like to share then please add a comment.

Next time: Category 3 – Applying


Blooms Digital Taxonomy: Category 1 – Remembering

On February 21, 2011, in Pedagogy, by Clive Roberts

I will start this series by looking at the ‘lowest order’ category – that of remembering.

As Blooms Digital Taxonomy states:

‘Before you can understand a concept or fact you must remember it’ – Students must be able to recall or recognise specific information.

The Key Verbs associated with remembering are:

Blooms Digital Taxonomy - Remembering

This list is not exhaustive and I am sure that there are many more emerging applications that could be included. If you have a favourite that has not been included that you would like to share then please add a comment.

Next time: Category 2 – Understanding

Blooms Digital Taxonomy

On January 9, 2011, in Pedagogy, by Clive Roberts

As educators we are all familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, created in the 1950′s by Benjamin Bloom, and the more recently revised 2001 version adapted by Lorin Anderson.

Bloms Taxonomy

The original use of nouns was replaced by verbs and top level categories were re-arranged. Each category has a number of sub-categories containing key verbs associated with it:

  • Remembering - recognising, listing, describing, identifying, retrieving, naming, locating, finding
  • Understanding - interpreting, summarising, inferring, paraphrasing, classifying, comparing, explaining, exemplifying
  • Applying – implementing, carrying out, using, executing
  • Analysing – comparing, organising, deconstructing, attributing, outlining, finding, structuring, integrating
  • Evaluating - checking, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting, judging, testing, detecting, monitoring
  • Creating – designing, constructing, planning, producing, inventing, devising, making

Over recent years the pervasive development of ICT has changed the way young people are learning as they apply technology to solve real world problems. Our students have become 21st century learners. But have we become 21st century teachers?

In 2007, to reflect these changes, Andrew Churches further developed and refined Blooms Taxonomy to create Blooms Digital Taxonomy. A taxonomy more aligned with 21st century learning. Here is a diagram that Andrew used to summarise Bloom’s digital taxonomy:

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

(Note that the new ‘digital’ verbs introduced are coloured in blue)

Here is a video version of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs:

Further explanation of Bloom’s digital taxonomy can be viewed at:

http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+and+ICT+tools

Click here for a PDF version of Andrew Churche’s Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

Over the coming months I will begin to look at each of the Bloom’s digital taxonomy categories and explore how these may be integrated into learning.

If you would like to collaborate and contribute then please let me know.