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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Into the Driver's Seat |
Bloom’s Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). It is most often used when designing educational, training, and learning processes.

Bloom saw the original Taxonomy as more than a measurement tool. He believed it could serve as a:

common language about learning goals to facilitate communication across persons, subject matter, and grade levels;
basis for determining for a particular course or curriculum the specific meaning of broad educational goals, such as those found in the currently prevalent national, state, and local standards;
means for determining the congruence of educational objectives, activities, and assessments in a unit, course, or curriculum; and
panorama of the range of educational possibilities against which the limited breadth and depth of any particular educational course or curriculum could be contrasted.

The original Taxonomy provided carefully developed definitions for each of the six major categories in the cognitive domain. The categories were Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. With the exception of Application, each of these was broken into subcategories. The categories were ordered from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract. Further, it was assumed that the original Taxonomy represented a cumulative hierarchy; that is, mastery of each simpler category was prerequisite to mastery of the next more complex one.

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy improved the usability of it by using action words. The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.

Via Miloš Bajčetić, Lynnette Van Dyke
Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:48 AM

This is a nice chart to share with your teachers. 

Peter Rettig's curator insight, March 22, 2015 7:26 AM

Very interesting, as I had forgotten about Bloom...

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The Power of the Educational Infographic

The Power of the Educational Infographic | Into the Driver's Seat |

Via Beth Dichter
Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it:

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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat |

Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would mention when asked about the skills they target in their instruction. Critical thinking is also the key to developing other equally crucial thinking habits such as divergent, lateral  and convergent thinking. Critical thinking starts with asking and answering critical questions. By critical questions I mean those questions that enable students to categorize, infer, synthesize, evaluate and apply the knowledge they have accumulated in the past to solve existing problems and learn new information. This is a well thought-out process in which students get to challenge their cognitive capacities and explore novel thinking paths.

Via Educatorstechnology, Charles Fischer, Miloš Bajčetić
Charles Fischer's curator insight, December 18, 2014 8:08 PM

Charts like these always make great resources to use in the classroom. Laminate a copy and walk around the classroom to ask better questions. Post a large version in the room to have a constant reminder that there are levels to questions. Give each student a copy to help them ask better questions in seminars!

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Writing Higher Order Questions ~ Teaching Channel

Writing Higher Order Questions ~ Teaching Channel | Into the Driver's Seat |
Having students develop better questions, or even higher order questions, allows for a deeper understanding of a subject. Watch as Ms. Francisco uses a variety of strategies to encourage higher order questioning from her students.
Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 3:50 PM

Quite an impactful 2-minute video in which the teacher, Ms. Fancisco, empowers who students to learn to ask higher order questions as a means to improve their abilities to engage with complex text.