Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Bloom's Taxonomy has been a cornerstone on which we have based our teaching practice. For many teachers it was the starting place when writing a task or even a unit of work. Unfortunately his Taxonomy does not take into account computers in schools or 1-to-1 laptops programs. 

In the 1990's, a former student of Bloom, Lorin Anderson and David Krathwohl, revised Bloom's Taxonomy and published Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in 2001. The major difference is the use of verbs rather than nouns for each of the categories and a rearrangement of the sequence within the taxonomy. 

This update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy attempts to account for the new learning models emerging as technology advances and becomes more prevalent. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but it also adds new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. 

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy is the new go to document when designing activities. This list is the the Web 2.0 bible of activities. Use this as a starting point to get into Web 2 tools or use as a reminder of the other tools that your students could also be using.

Remember - the individual tools are irrelevant it is the processes and then the deeper learning that occurs with the use of some of these tools.

From Andrew Churches Website -

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