Is there anything which doesn’t exist yet?

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy is indeed a good tool to structure, to organize and to reflect on lessons as well as to facilitate deeper understanding. After reading Bloom’s and ICT Tools I found a very nice guideline on Storybird: Bloom’s Taxonomy in the Classroom which is an overview of actions, questions and activities for teaching practices.

Plan 1: I share this with my colleagues and use this guideline for planning and reflecting my lessons more often.

I would have never thought that there are so many more adjustments and adaptions of Bloom’s taxonomy. Several search keys in Google later I found Bloom’s Taxonomy for the iPads which interest me the most at the moment. Here are two examples:

 

It really got me questioning how I chose the iPad Apps for our trial at school. I feel the need to go over that list for the German Department again. So far I tried to classify the apps by Consume – Collaborate – Produce which also goes in the direction of being a contributor.  But Bloom’s taxonomy is such a great tool for the classification as well.

Even more impressive for me the following iPadagogy Wheel. It combines both the steps of Bloom’s revised Taxonomy and the integration of technology and makes it visible.

Plan 2: I’m definitely going to share this with my colleagues as well.

7 thoughts on “Is there anything which doesn’t exist yet?

  1. Vivian

    Hello Verena

    The more I read, the more I realize I don’t know. Wow, I can’t believe they’ve spun Bloom’s Taxonomy into something so new! Who would have thought?

    I loved all the images and resources you put in this blog. I’ve booked-marked several of them.

    Thanks!

    Vivian

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  2. Verena Zimmer Post author

    Don’t worry about not knowing … Somebody recently said:

    “If you can get comfortable with always being a beginner and get excited about that rather than fear it – which is a huge mental shift – all of the sudden there are different opportunities available for you.” (Jeff Utecht)

    It’s exciting! 😉

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  3. Verena Zimmer Post author

    Don’t worry about not knowing … Somebody recently said:

    “If you can get comfortable with always being a beginner and get excited about that rather than fear it – which is a huge mental shift – all of the sudden there are different opportunities available for you.” (Jeff Utecht)

    It’s exciting!

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  4. Jeff Utecht

    I’m glad you’re taking a step back and evaluating your apps. I get very frustrated when I go to schools that have iPads and they have downloaded every app. But when I ask them to explain how that app helps learning….they have no idea.

    I have a worksheet that I use with schools that I stole from Zoe Page a COETAIL graduate. It combines Bloom’s and the SAMR model. It’s not about the tool it is about what it allows students to do and all to ofter that is forgotten. Take a step back and find the apps that teach what you want students to learn. Such an important step. More ipad resources below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PISNsFZDcpk

    https://www.learning2.asia/wp-content/uploads/group-documents/72/1349592552-IwonderiPadsinanearlychildhoodsetting.1.pdf

    https://www.learning2.asia/wp-content/uploads/group-documents/72/1349590810-KathySchrock-Ipadevaluation.pdf

    https://www.learning2.asia/wp-content/uploads/group-documents/72/1349590665-iPadAppEvaluation-Langwitches.pdf

    https://www.learning2.asia/wp-content/uploads/group-documents/72/1349589803-AnalysisofEdcategoryapps.pdf

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