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14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

by TeachThought Staff

You can get a ready-for-the-classroom version of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy for $6.95!

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential.

In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level).

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The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy!

The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and ilearntechnology.com:

A little while ago I wanted to rethink homework for my class.  I wanted them to have more ownership of how they presented their learning and a bigger choice of activities depending on their preferred subjects.  This seemed quite a daunting task at first  until I stumbled on examples of using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a matrix for activities pertinent to our topic.  The choice was there, the style of presentation was left to the children thereby giving more ownership of their learning.  The only two requests were that each child completed a literacy and a numeracy task and the total points score of the tasks totalled 20 points or more.

They had six weeks to complete the homework, some came in sooner, some complete much more than twenty points of tasks, some took enormous ride in bringing in and talking about what they had done.  More importantly, deeper learning had been established!!  Gone were the weekly sheets and tasks that were not as inspiring as they needed to be due to the weekly nature of them.  Gone was the restrictive way of presenting or writing the homework.  If the final exhibition of their learning was anything to go by then quality, substance, analytical, evaluative and meaningful learning had taken place and long may it continue!!!

This term is a focus on Charlie and the chocolate factory – both term’s matrix is below for you to see.  I’d be interested in your views…

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