Blooms Taxonomy

Search Plan-It

February 13, 2011
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As you can tell, I’ve been pretty focused on my lesson plan search engine lately.  I’ve been using the lesson plan search engine on this site to spice up my current lesson plans, and I have shared some Great Depression lesson plans on my Facebook Page if you would like to have a look at…

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Lesson Planning using S.M.A.R.T. Objectives and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Part 1

December 1, 2010
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Lesson Planning using S.M.A.R.T. Objectives and Bloom’s Taxonomy. Part 1

Recently one of our teacher-readers honored me by asking my opinion on writing lesson plans.  What do I think should be included in an effective lesson plan? Well for what it is worth, here is my advice for creating effective lesson plans. The first thing I always start with is the objective, which I always…

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Teachers Using Technology – A New York Times Project

November 21, 2010
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Teachers Using Technology – A New York Times Project

This is a great article for Thanksgiving week, and a great glimpse at how teachers across our country are developing Dan Pink’s aptitude of Symphony. Take a few minutes to read through the article, and if you have time, check out these teacher-submitted videos.  They really do show you why Bloom’s Taxonomy was revamped to…

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Activity Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dan Pink, and a Photograph

November 4, 2010
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Activity Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, Dan Pink, and a Photograph

Do you need a quick activity that lets you apply Bloom’s Taxonomy?  How about a single activity that applies Bloom’s, and the Design aptitude from A Whole New Mind?  Even better, how about an activity that does all of this, yet is flexible enough to act as a “bell ringer” or a central component of…

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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

October 28, 2010
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6 Free Sites for Creating Your Own Animations

I wanted to share these resources with you from Mashable’s website. Animation is an excellent tool for nonlinguistic representations, a strategy endorsed by Dr. Marzano.  Animation also challenges students to reach the synthesis level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.  All the student is required to do is to create a story that needs to be told.  This…

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Teaching Game Design: Bloom’s Taxonomy

October 10, 2010
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Teaching Game Design: Bloom’s Taxonomy

This is an interesting perspective on Bloom’s Taxonomy, teaching, and game design.  The author alludes to Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes of Play and Design, but he also discusses Bloom’s Taxonomy and the use of Bloom’s Learning Levels in game design. Take a few minutes and see how a game designer applies Bloom’s higher level thinking…

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Activities Printable – TeacherVision.com

October 10, 2010
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Bloom’s Taxonomy Activities Printable – TeacherVision.com

Recently I have returned to Bloom’s Taxonomy as I integrate Dan Pink’s AWNM aptitudes.  As stated in a previous post, I think that Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs fit nicely within Daniel Pink’s six essential aptitudes. I plan on sharing my Bloom’s Taxonomy research with you as I progress, and in light of that promise, I have…

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Empathy: It’s on the decline, how can we help?

October 3, 2010
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Empathy:  It’s on the decline, how can we help?

“College kids today are about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts of 20 or 30 years ago, as measured by standard tests of this personality trait.” This statement solidifies the need for teachers to develop empathy, one of Dan Pink’s aptitudes from A Whole New Mind.  How are students going to compete in…

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Designing For A Hierarchy Of Needs – Smashing Magazine

May 2, 2010
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Designing For A Hierarchy Of Needs – Smashing Magazine

Dan Pink outlines multiple ways to enhance the aptitude of design in A Whole New Mind.  Pink suggests that everyone just needs to learn how to observe, understand, and appreciate the elements of good design and then they will naturally develop their own sense of design. And if you are a fan of Marzano Strategies,…

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Using Design in Note Taking

April 28, 2010
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Using Design in Note Taking

I wanted to share a template with you that I use when giving notes. The idea came from a conversation with a colleague who had attended an in-service on Marzano‘s strategies.  (To see more on Marzano and Dan Pink’s right-brain aptitudes see this post) When asking students to take notes, the obvious weakness in strategy…

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