Bloom's Taxonomy

Visual Bloom's

A Visual Representation of
Bloom's Taxonomic Hierarchy
with a 21st Century Skills Frame.


For the record...this is an implementation point, a discussion starter. Those of us that provide staff development around instructional technology have identified a need to share more than just tools with teachers. To evaluate them based on Bloom's Taxonomy is simply a way to connect the tools to those that would be identified with the Affective, Psychomotor, or Cognitive domains--specifically the Cognitive. The visual that you see here is the seed of discussion. There are other models in the section to the left called "Ideas for the Visual." I would hope that the critical analysis of what we've started here includes attention to the fact that we are building something from the ground up, starting conversations and collaborating around doing what's best for kids and teachers. This is a work in progress and will continue to evolve. *Note--in order to make changes to this collaborative wiki, please request to become a member.

I was playing around tonight with the visual and came up with this. I want the visual representation to be more fluid than the above, where web tools can live on different levels and change levels, depending on their usage. I'm sure we could make a case for each of the tools to live in each realm of the hierarchy but in the interest of time and space, I created the following. The arrows are meant to indicate the fluidity with which the tools can travel through the different levels. The middle line is meant to separate the higher cognitive levels from the lower ones, but only with the understanding that it would be for that particular tool on a particular level, and does not consider the multiple ways that the tool could possibly be used. Again, this is meant to be a discussion starter as we evolve the representation of web tools with visuals that are meant to help us understand the interconnectedness of technology resources.


The 25 Tools (2009)

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Another Cool Website about Bloom's:

Howard Gardner’s Nine Intelligences

A snapshot description of each of the intelligences follows:

Linguistic intelligence exhibits strength with language; spoken and written, the ability to learn
languages, and the ability to use language to achieve desired outcomes.

Logical-mathematical intelligence is demonstrated by the ease and enjoyment of analyzing
problems logically, completing mathematical operations. It entails the ability to detect
patterns, reason deductively, and think logically.

Musical intelligence involves the discrimination of rhythms, tones, and pitches. It is used in
performance, composition, and appreciation of musical patterns. It is closely connected to
Linguistic intelligence.

Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is the ability to use one's whole body or parts of the body to
create solutions to problems.

Spatial intelligence involves the potential to recognize and use the patterns of wide space and
more confined areas. It is used by artists, architects, decorators, engineers, etc. It involves
the use of colors and patterns.

Interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand and work with other people.

Intrapersonal intelligence is the ability to understand ourselves. It is the ability to recognize
our own feelings and adjust our lives to meet our needs.

Naturalist intelligence is the ability to discriminate among the features of plants, animals, and
physical phenomena and categorize nature, helping the rest of us to learn about nature.

Existential intelligence
, which explores the nature of existence, may be the next intelligence
added to the list.