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DNLE Assignment #4: Bloom's Taxonomy

This is part of a series of posts I'm doing related to <a href="http://venture-lab.org/education">Designing a New Learning Environment</a>, an online course I'm taking through Stanford University's Venture Lab. You can find all the posts in this series <a href="/topics/dnle/">here</a>.

This assignment was to find an educational technology that addresses each of the six levels of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloom's_Taxonomy" title="Bloom's Taxonomy on Wikipedia">Bloom's Taxonomy</a>.

The following examples are listed from lower order thinking skills to higher order thinking skills: remember, understand, apply, analyse, evaluate and create.


Tool: Flashcards*


This application can help students memorize, identify, recognize or name items from the curriculum.


Tool: Diigo

Bookmarking a site with the Diigo browser extension

Students can link to pages and add tags to the linked page, which (depending on tag choices) can demonstrate interpreting, summarizing, classifying, exemplifying, inferring and comparing.


Tool: Pinterest


Students can use Pinterest to share and write about examples that illustrate elements of the curriculum.


Tool: Flickr slideshow editor

Flickr slideshow editor

Students can upload images on flickr and organize them into a slideshow to compare, contrast and link various ideas.


Tools: Tumblr, Wordpress, Blogger

Blog commenting on any blogging system

Students can comment on and/ or critique the ideas expressed by other students on their learning blogs. They can also write their own blog post to extend the debate.


Tool: iMovie video editor


Students can plan, produce and distribute a video that explores curriculum in more depth.