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New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

The reason why I am sharing this work here is because it provides a new way to think about Bloom's Taxonomy. In Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit, you will be offered with a variety of key words, action verbs, outcomes and questions  related to each of the thinking levels in the taxonomy. Here is the link of the original chart, try to zoom it in to make it legible.


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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, March 29, 2014 8:43 PM

Great resource.

Phil Chappell's comment, March 30, 2014 2:18 AM
Thanks Rob. You're correct.I have not come up with my own taxonomy, but I never intended to. Unfortunately we're no closer to empirical evidence then. I'm aware of the genesis of the work, and a group I'm in is puzzling over how it has been recontextualised to the teaching domain and become rather doctrinaire. I do hope, however, that it is a little more pedagogically valuable than Chomsky's work. It would be an interesting PhD study for someone so inclined - to chart a research agenda for Bloom's taxonomy as applied to education.
Karyn McGinley's curator insight, April 5, 2014 4:07 PM

Thanks for sharing this.  Anything new that has to do with Bloom's has got to be good!

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Letter Grades Deserve an 'F' | The Atlantic

Letter Grades Deserve an 'F'  | The Atlantic | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
The adoption of the Common Core could usher in a new era of standards-based grading.

 

Worse, points-based grading undermines learning and creativity,rewards cheating, damages students' peer relationships and trust in their teachers, encourages students to avoid challenging work, and teaches students to value grades over knowledge.

 


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, March 17, 2014 8:41 PM

"Standards-based grading establishes one high standard—mastery—for all students. Students who move often, such as kids in poverty, the military, or the foster care system, benefit the most from a standards-based system of evaluation because it would quickly and clearly communicate their competence in a given subject based on a common set of standards."

 

Hopefully, Standards- based assessment and competency-based learning will move educational assessment into the 21st century teaching and learning environments.

David Snow's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:57 AM

There is a lot to think about here. An interesting and thought-provoking article, which should lead to a change in assessment practice.

James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:15 AM

From the article:  "Teachers are trapped in a Catch-22. We are asked to assess our students precisely (many grading programs track scores to the hundredths place) and with the appearance of objectivity while using an inherently subjective process. Teachers are then asked to present their calculations on official documents and defend those numbers at parent-teacher conferences as if they are objective measures of student learning. For all the effort, time, and best intentions teachers invest in those reams of grade reports, we are lying to ourselves and to our students’ parents, cheating our students out of clear and accurate feedback on their academic process, and contributing to the greater illusion that grades are an accurate reflection of skill mastery."  Explores an important issue with well-written, thoughtful prose.

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The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning | Edudemic

The Busy Teacher's Quick Guide To Blended Learning | Edudemic | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

Blended learning is a combination of some face-to-face teaching and some online teaching. It is a great way for teachers to bring online components into the forefront, rather than just using digital materials as supplemental (often at home) course materials.

 

Blended learning has a huge advantage – it doesn’t prescribe that particular activities must be online or in person. There isn’t a particular percentage of teaching and learning that has to happen in the classroom or not.

 

You can tailor it to your needs, and do some experimentation. It is so flexible, and can be something different for each teacher, each class, or each student. One class may lean heavily on the online component and another may not, depending on the availability and appropriateness of materials available


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 16, 2014 6:53 PM

The Blended learning approach, " can be tailor it to your needs, and do some experimentation. It is so flexible, and can be something different for each teacher, each class, or each student."

 

This is an excellent infographic with support on "Blended Learning".

Bernardo Javier Riveros Fuentes's curator insight, February 17, 2014 10:53 AM

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6 Blended Learning Models & Platforms

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6 Blended Learning Models & Platforms

 

Imagine a classroom where the students have the ability to spend their class time collaborating with other students, receiving additional support from the teacher, or working on hands on projects with their peers. A hands-on enriched classroom is possible with blended learning.


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I am particularly drawn to the blended learning classroom.  It is an emerging learning theory and the developers are profoundly motivated to transform learning.

 What I have learned is that schools adopting this model embrace technology-based learning, project-based learning, game-based learning, and socio-emotional learning. These learning organizations recognize our world is complex, knowledge is dynamic, expertise and experts reside beyond the teacher. 

The practice of blended learning works because the process combines the best of two instructional resources: teacher talent and technology tools. Blended learning facilitates instruction by allowing teachers to address individual students and small groups – by utilizing appropriate software and engaging in meaningful interaction. Blended learning positions the teacher as the fulcrum on the instructional scale.  Blended learning is beyond low level attempts to integrate technology in the classroom.  This approach radicalizes the way teachers and students use time and technology resources.

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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, January 26, 2014 4:19 AM

Blended learning offers many opportunities for both the teacher and the student that a traditional brick and mortar classroom may not. With the increasing demands of state standards and busy school days, blended learning permits students to learn a portion of the academic content at home and gives teachers the ability to engage students in a richer, deeper, and more meaningful context in the classroom.

Blended learning enables the teacher to become more of a participant in student learning and can help facilitate student mastery of content with enriching learning activities introduced and completed when the class meets face to face.

Kelly Bryant's curator insight, January 27, 2014 2:17 PM

Good information! Flipped classrooms and hybrid approaches

NEng's curator insight, February 1, 2014 11:50 AM
Hybrid & online in? or out?
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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | TeachThought

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | TeachThought | Montessori Education | Scoop.it
What is 21st century learning, and how do networks and technology function within it?

 

In pursuit, the theme of “21st century learning” often surfaces, a popular label that, while perhaps cliche, still seems to be necessary as we iterate learning models, fold in digital media resources, and incorporate constantly changing technology to an already chaotic event (i.e., learning).

 

This has produced our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning, a kind of overview we created in 2009, and our Inside-Out School model that is meant to be a kind of bridge between current school design and what’s possible moving forward.


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Ross M. Adcock's curator insight, March 24, 2014 11:39 PM

A great look into new channels of learning that need to be addressed and accommodated for in the modern classroom, involving concepts such as media literacy, autonomy and creative thinking. This post on TeachThought is a great example of teachers thinking about how to best evolve their teaching practices to suit their students' needs.

Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, March 25, 2014 4:48 AM

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

1. Dialogic Response: Learning is a conversation–whether personal, local, and direct.

2. Community Interaction

3. Abstraction & Creativity: Creativity isn’t just art and whimsy.

4. Media Literacy: Digital media evolves constantly.

5. Play: This is the opposite of compliant response to teacher-centered environments.

6. Self-Directed Learning: broadly can include academic response, project-based learning, game-based learning, and  other learning forms

Brad Merrick's curator insight, March 25, 2014 7:14 AM

Places emphasis on the need to encourage thinking and play as we learn, trusting the individual and encouraging their creativity.

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

The 2013 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Media Sharing

Digital Storytelling

Manage & Organize

Social Networking & Communication

Content Resources

Curriculum Collaboration


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 22, 2014 1:22 AM

These are excellent resources to add to your 21st century teaching and learning environments.

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100 + iPads Apps in the Classroom | Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything

100 + iPads Apps in the Classroom | Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything | Montessori Education | Scoop.it

http://www.schrockguide.net/ipads-in-the-classroom.html

 

"If you find a link that is not working, please let me know the title and I will fix it! Thank you!"


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marissa gibson's curator insight, February 11, 2014 1:13 PM

               1. There are many uses for an ipad in the classroom. The ipad can help both the student and teacher. The students learn more,  can do more, and work together and get more than just there ideas out.  Students learn more from viewing more detailed presentations, they can see different parts of the world while just sitting at there desk, learn about whats happening in the world at that exact moment, practice problems and record notes. They can do more because with the ipads they can create more complex documents and presentations also they can have blogs and voice there own opinions to a broader audience.  Students get to work together with other people by using live broadcasts or making there own websites also they can use websites such as google docs to work with other students without actually being with them. If the ipads are used right they can be extremely helpful but teachers still need to watch and make sure the student stays on track when using the electronic device.

Elaine Brent's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:17 PM

Brilliant selection of apps - I'm looking forward to trying more of them!

Jordan Varona's curator insight, February 15, 2014 2:08 AM

Considering how integrated technology has become in even basic courses, it seems pointless to resist lest one become outdated and useless as a teacher.