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Since its publication in 1956, Bloom’s Taxonomy has been a foundation of most modern education systems. While the overarching principles have remained the same, changes in understanding, experience and technology have seen the Taxonomy take on a number of different forms, for a number of different purposes and applications.
The below overview shows the progression of Bloom’s Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.
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- Blog or presentation – The table is free to use under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Feel free to use a digital copy of the table in your writing, blogging or presentations. But please do provide attribution and a link back to this source page.
- In your classroom – Try mounting the taxonomy table prominently in your classroom. Discuss the table as a whole with your students. Each level can then be refereed to in the future to extend classroom conversations and dig deeper into into any number of topics.
- In your staff room – It’s a lovely splash of color in a dull staff room, but the real beauty of the table is just how discipline and curriculum independent it is. Whether it’s conscious discussion or subconscious awareness, you will be surprised just how relevant the table can be to all types of staff conversation.
- In your office – Putting together lesson plans? Trying to evaluate what the real value of a lesson is? It’s amazing how a simple framework such as Bloom’s Taxonomy can clarify and put lessons into context. Keep an A4 copy handy or stick an A3 on the wall for quick reference.
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
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