The things that stick out about most all of the articles we cover, this one especially, are the new terms that are mainstream now. 5 years ago I didn't know what "wiki-ing" was. I hardly knew what a blog was and how it worked. Now, it's all so constant that you can't get away from it. This article once again emphasized the changes that are constatly occuring, that we NEED to keep up with.
Interesting. When I was taught Bloom's taxonomy and Bloom's revised taxonomy, I didn't think about the "digital" or technological aspects of them. And to think, many students are able to do the higher order things such as creating a myspace page, creating blogs, posting in blogs, etc.
Yes, I think the author was able to link Bloom's Taxonomy to the digital learning that occurs today. The "new" verbs that were given as examples under each key category clearly connect with what is happening at each level in a digital learning environment. Looking at what we've done so far in this class...searching, bookmarking, blogging, creating...we are moving in a continuum from Lower Order Thinking Skills (LOTS) to Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS).
I am in agreement with Stacy Nielsen and with the updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy with digital learning. It seems each day stretches our minds beginning with searching the internet to the beginning stages of web page development. It is hard to imagine starting from the HOTS with creating a webpage without understanding how to search the "how tos" on our search engines.
I do agree that these technology skills can be applied to Bloom's Taxonomy. It makes sense that an individual should be able to learn basic computer and internet skills that fit into the first category of Blooms, being that of knowledge-based information. Once these necessary skills are mastered, a person can use this information to create their own projects. This can easily be applied in the classroom through having students create technology-based products. One of the challenges of this as a teacher is to make sure that academic integrity is maintained with the final products that students have created. In a digital world, it is hard to monitor who actually created a webpage or other informational site.
I absolutely agree that the article was able to connect technology with Blooms! The diagram 'Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Map' shoes just how much technology can be used in conjunction with the 6 elements of Blooms, by listing multiple examples for each level.Even before this article, I have always related technology integration into Blooms, and now after reading this, I will be able to have my students apply the technology use greater into the higher order thinking skills.
I agree that we need to use Blooms more in our classrooms... I think that although we (at least in my district) are required to put our Blooms in our lesson plans, we frequently forget. I always want my students to be at the higher levels, but it is so easy to stay in the lower levels. By using more technology in my classroom (which I have already planned on doing), my Blooms levels will be higher. I think that students are more challenged and engaged when using technology...which matches with Blooms thoughts and goals perfectly.
It is certainly interesting to note the parallelism between many of the terms, like Twittering and summarizing, both of which are types of understanding. Many of us do not perceive social networking that way, but we need to realize that a student who types what they are currently doing on Twitter is very succinctly summarizing by listing only the most important pieces of information. I think this is a step in the right direction. I particularly liked reading about validating and authenticating information (in my opinion, one of the most important skills we can teach regarding new technology). This is indeed a HOTS that should be taught, although I would argue that it needs to be taught early on, instead of having it follow simpler LOTS. A valid or authentic webiste should be foundational in every digital native's lexicon.
I too like to use Bloom's taxonomy to guide my lessons. Already by writing this review I have assended to the evaluation level of a digital Bloom chart. Let me tell you I feel smart! Most of our students can be at the top of the digital chart withour fully understanding the lower order of operations. This is how kids work. Throw them a challenge and the will fly through it until the emulate or exceed what their peers have accomplished. Remember that technology isn't magic and our students should know how thinks work as well as how to work them.
The thought of how far technology has come in such little time is amazing! I used to think of myself as knowledgeable but with all the new technology out there I no longer think of myself that way. I realize that there is still much room for growth and as educators it is our duty to keep up with technology so that we can prepare our students for today's world. Bloom makes good points in illustrating this.
I thoroughly agree with the author's points. I use Bloom's taxonomy in lesson planning and endeavor to move beyond the lowest levels no matter the age of my students. Seeing how many of the technology terms fit into the higher levels of evaluating and creating is invigorating. It tells me that we are on the right track in looking for ways to incorporate technology into our lessons that go beyond playing games and looking up information.
The author did a great job of relating Bloom’s Taxonomy to the digital age. The ideas are very easy for me to understand and relate to what I do with technology, and what I have my students do with technology. I will definitely use this when I come up with lesson plans that are centered on technology.
Ditto what Martin said. Bloom's Taxonomy is the foundation of any good lesson plan. I like the digital connection in this article. I feel that the technology materials that have been provided to us in this class will help us involve higher level thinking in our students.
It looks to me as if the author has done a good job of connecting the new digital world to Bloom's Taxonomy. I'm glad to see that podcasting is on the highest level because I have yet to figure out how to do that. The unfortunate thing about this for me is that this is my introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy. The silver lining is that as I look through the levels, I think I'm probably getting through about half of the levels in my teaching, and now I will have a way of organizing my lessons to get to higher levels.
This article was very interesting. It is eye opening to see the higher level work that our students put in every day, work they don't even think twice about. Relating their technological abilities to traditional HOTS would be an incredible way to help our students gain confidence and transition the skills they have developed out of the digital world when needed.I also completly agree with Casey Horpedahl about the importance of our students being able to verify the authenticity of a website. It is a vital skill to being able to use their technological abilities effectively in the academic world.
This was very interesting to read as I have only looked at Bloom in the "traditional" sense. I have never seen someone so clearly organize Bloom's taxonomy based on a specific area of teaching, like technology. The skills listed under each of the Bloom categories really nicely illustrated that our students (and we) are using higher order thinking skills in our day to day lives, and will benefit from using some of these technologies in the classroom. This was a great article for anyone interested in adding more technology to their teaching.
This was a great article, because it simplified Blooms Taxonomy. I like the idea of adding verbs to go along with the new digital connections. I think this will help teachers,like me, teach in a new light. I also thought about how the new state Reading Test goes along with some suggestions for remembering. I know while taking the test, students can use the highlighting function. Great article.
With this change in thought of Blooms Taxonomy you would think the information in this article would be more main stream and that all of us would have heard about this from our districts. It presents a way of thinking about student's in a whole new light similar to the discussion we had in class about the 21st Century learner.
I enjoyed reading this article. I feel that with adding the verbs is a great way to close any gaps or confusion about what level you are teaching at. I really like this article and am excited that I have it now, I can use it to back my reasons for using different technology in my classroom. As I hope to work with my instruction facilitator next year after CADRE to get more 1-1 technology in my classroom. I can't wait to get into my classroom and develop higher level thinking although I only have two desktops but I have a smartboard which gives me the chance to develop that interactive classroom.
The author of the article did a great job of connecting Bloom's Taxonomy with the digital skills students need today. I can imagine that the author's spell check was going crazy with words like Twittering, videocasting, podcasting, vlog, and wiki-ing. At the same time, it is only a matter of time before these words become a part of our language. Teachers would do very well to use this thought process as a guide for instruction. As usual, though, it is important to have balance. There is a time and a place to use all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy - whether in its digital or original form.
I believe that the author did connect his work with digital learning with blooms taxonomy. Until recently some of the terminology and technology never existed and as teachers we need to keep up on it. Looking at the diagram, you can really see how digital learning can be incorporated into blooms and also your classroom, especially since many students can already reach the higher ordered thinking skills involved with technology.
I enjoyed the article. I have a copy of Bloom's taxonomy hanging in my classroom and will be taking it down and replacing it with the new digital verbage. I thought the author showed how learning is changing and how we need to take the old ideas and revise them to what is current.
I use Bloom's taxonomy all the time and I am excited about linking it to technology. It seems very appropriate to begin to look at how technology can relate to it. Educators use Blooms all the time and connecting it to technology seems like the next logical step. I agree with Jen...I might take down the Bloom's I have and replace it with the tech ones...or at least put it up in the computer lab. Maybe a project for the National Junior Honor Society!
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