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A vast collection of items related to Cognitive Rigor, a superposition of Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge.
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Cognitive Rigor to the Core!: Cognitive Rigor Defines 'Plug and Chug' Math

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Low-level math instruction is a serious problem in this country, as our research illustrated. This blog discusses what is meant by low-level and how to improve on it.

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An Introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy for Instructional Designers - E-Learning Heroes

An Introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy for Instructional Designers - E-Learning Heroes | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
Learning objectives are at the very core of the instructional design process, and rightly so; without them, how would we know what content and activities to include in our courses? Unfortunately,...
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Author adds some interesting examples of how Bloom's Taxonomy can impact curriculum development. Nothing earth-shattering, but useful nonetheless.

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Learning from my mistakes: an English teacher's blog: Blooming Bloom's Taxonomy

Blooming Bloom's Taxonomy http://t.co/lapey4CBfm
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Offers an interesting take on Bloom's Taxonomy as applied to the writing process and even proposes an alternative model. I don't fulliy agree with the author's stance, but worth a read anyway.

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How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy - eLearning Industry

How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy - eLearning Industry | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
How to Write Multiple-Choice Questions Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy. 5 Tips to Write a Multiple-Choice Test Based on The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy!
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Tips for creating multiple choice exams that span the first four of the six Bloom's levels. 

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Orange County Office of Education - Cognitive Rigor


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An innovative twist on our cognitive rigor matrix by the Orange County Office of Education.

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Text-Dependent Questions and Bloom's Taxonomy

Text-Dependent Questions and Bloom's Taxonomy | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
Text Dependent Questions: Creating text-dependent questions; using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy with Webb's Depth of Knowledge. This poster guides this process.
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Some practical applications of Bloom's Taxonomy to reading instruction. 

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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills - T.H.E. Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills - T.H.E. Journal | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.
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Better than the usual Bloom's Digital Taxonomy article from a trusted source on ed tech. A good read for any teacher using ed tech in the classroom.

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Tip of the Week: Primary sources writing prompts aligned to Bloom's Taxonomy

Tip of the Week: Primary sources writing prompts aligned to Bloom's Taxonomy | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
If you haven't spent at least a few hours at the TPS-Barat blog site, you're missing out. They've got some amazing resources designed specifically to support hisitorical thinking. Using funds and s...
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A few examples on using Bloom's Revised Taxonomy in English language arts. 

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Guide for Using Bloom's Taxonomy in Blended Learning

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Another Bloom's Digital Taxonomy poster. Has some nice entries.

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Teaching critical thinking using Bloom’s Taxonomy

Teaching critical thinking using Bloom’s Taxonomy | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
In her previous post for Cambridge Conversations, Unlock author Carolyn Westbrook introduced the basics of teaching Critical Thinking in ELT. Today, she explores Bloom's Taxonomy.
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A short blog post on Bloom's Taxonomy, with examples showing how the taxonomy is used to generate meaningful questions, especially in English.

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H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Relevancy Check: Why Am I Teaching This?

H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Relevancy Check: Why Am I Teaching This? | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Relevancy Check: Why Am I Teaching This? http://t.co/lGb5kQzmdR
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Rigor expert Erik Francis comes through again with a nice blog post on relevance, tying the concept to Cognitive Rigor, especially the Cognitive Process Dimension component.

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Aiming at Sustainable Innovation in Teacher Education - from Theory to Practice

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The paper composes a framework for learning design, using Web 2.0 technologies in teacher training, transferring the advancement in technology to become an affordance in the teaching/learning process, based on Bloom's Extended Digital Taxonomy to enhance the Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge of teachers.

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The Quick Key Blog: Multiple-Choice Questions Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

The Quick Key Blog: Multiple-Choice Questions Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
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A resource for teachers trying to assess students on a higher level when limited to multiple choice questions.

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Cognitive Rigor to the Core!: Mapping SAMR to Bloom's Taxonomy? No can do!

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A lot of charts are now appearing that describe a mapping between SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy. Unfortunately, that doesn't work.

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H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Is there a C.R.Q. 0 - or Should There Be One?

H.O.T. / D.O.K.: Teaching Higher Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge: Is there a C.R.Q. 0 - or Should There Be One? | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
Guidance and support on how to address cognitive rigor. http://t.co/Re4wxbJL2J #higherorderthinking #askquestions http://t.co/9rkFRGN6rV
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Yet another thought-provoking blog post from rigor consultant Erik Francis.

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5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy

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5 Common Misconceptions About Bloom's Taxonomy
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Grant Wiggins' tips on understanding Bloom's Taxonomy.

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonom...

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25 Question Stems Framed Around Bloom's Taxonomy
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Another set of questions stems for creating higher-order questions using Bloom's Taxonomy.

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Lesson Planning with Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy - Thinkgate

Lesson Planning with Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy - Thinkgate | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
Lesson Planning with Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy - Thinkgate - http://t.co/K8tH3FCvbv
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Ben Jones and I presented this webinar on using Depth of Knowledge and Bloom's Taxonomy to develop rigorous lesson plans.

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It's Elementary!: Webb's Depth of Knowledge & DOK Posters FREEBIE!

It's Elementary!: Webb's Depth of Knowledge & DOK Posters FREEBIE! | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
Two widely used measures of rigor are Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels. Both measures of rigor go from the simple to the complex. Karen Hess' Cognitive Rigor Matrix integrates these models as a ...

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A brief explanation on Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge, discussing the differences between the two models

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Problems with Bloom' Taxonomy | PerformanceXpress October 2002

Problems with Bloom' Taxonomy | PerformanceXpress October 2002 | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
RT @mcleod: Problems with Bloom's taxonomy http://t.co/4TMqs1hLZp #edchat
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A largely negative critique of Bloom's Taxonomy.  I don't agree with all of the author's points, but I have archived this site anyway as they represent a common interpretation of Bloom's Taxonomy's viability.

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The Missing Link | Bloom's Taxonomy

The Missing Link | Bloom's Taxonomy | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
I think that we can all agree that Bloom's taxonomy is a terrible way of viewing learning. This is not because it really isn't based on anything. Although it really isn't; it's just something that ...
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This article starts out with an arrogant tone. ("I think we can all agree that Bloom’s taxonomy is a terrible way of viewing learning"?) But the writer offers some insights into the use of Bloom's Taxonomy that I though it worth guest blogging on my site. Makes good points about mistakenly viewing Bloom's Taxonomy as a hierarchy and provides good examples.

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:27 AM

Good article. Sometimes things take on a life of their own and we never wonder or question why.

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SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy: Assembling the Puzzle

SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy: Assembling the Puzzle | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
Note: If you aren't familiar with SAMR, check out our video Introduction to the SAMR Model. For teachers just starting out with educational technology, the task at hand can sometimes seem daunting. Even though tools such as the SAMR model can help, the plethora of...
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A nice discussion of the SAMR model for incorporating ed tech into the classroom.  Draws a clear relationship to the Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, although I don't always agree with the interpretation.

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Impact of the Knowledge Dimension on Lesson Planning - Thinkgate

Impact of the Knowledge Dimension on Lesson Planning - Thinkgate | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
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Our guest blog for ThinkGate on the Knowledge Dimension of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. This article explains to teachers what type of content they should consider including in their lesson plans. Also talks about subskill scaffolding.

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | Cognitive Rigor | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.
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A nice chart and a few good references on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. 

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Bloom's Taxonomy by Mary Forehand

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Scholarly paper on Bloom's Taxonomy. Provides some interesting takes on the taxonomy. A good article to have in one's library.

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