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Over sixty years ago, our dear friend Benjamin Bloom chaired the committee of educators responsible for delivering what we all know today as Bloom’s Taxonomy (a bit rich naming it after himself, but it does have a more catchy ring than Krathwohl‘s Taxonomy). As a key foundation to many modern teaching philosophies, learning methodologies and real-world games, Bloom’s Taxonomy gives a theoretical progression to help classify learning objectives.
While this theoretical model is the backbone for many of our education systems, turning the theory it into real classroom tasks requires a more practical slant on the taxonomy. In an effort to turn a high level taxonomy into meaningful classroom learning experiences a number of educators have translated each definition into a set of actionable Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs. The below chart visualizes each level of the taxonomy, offering verbs that can be used to traverse a wide range of thinking skills and provide hands-on ideas and inspiration for practical classroom activities.
Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs
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Links and additional Bloom’s Taxonomy material
- Aiming at Sustainable Innovation in Teacher Education – Paper from Vilnius University
- Cliff Notes – Paper by Mary Forehand at The University of Georgia
- Table of Apps – List of apps aligned to Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and Web 2 Tools – Prezi by educator Pip Cleaves
- Bloom’s Taxonomy Action Verbs – Source for verbs courtesy of Marquette University