Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The New Digital Taxonomy
As an adaptation of Bloom's Taxonomy (usually without permission), we now often see the word "creating" atop the pyramid. In this version, we see current Web 2.0 applications somewhat classified into the different levels of learning and critically thinking. Look over the tools, explore a couple of them by going to their websites and either signing up to try or reading the "about" section.
Do you think that these tools help elicit or help communicate evidence of critical thinking? Do they add enough novelty and motivation so that student engagement is not a struggle? Do these Web 2.0 tools amplify your existing efforts to facilitate powerful instruction and hence critical thinking from your students? Do you know of any Web 2.0 tools that the creator of this version of Bloom's Taxonomy missed?