Welcome to part two of the techified taxonomy!
The next level on Bloom’s Taxonomy is the “understanding” level. What does it mean to understand? How can we assess whether or not students understand a concept?
Below are some tools that we can use to assess whether or not students “understand” a concept:
- Students can use this tool to compare and contrast terms, concepts, events, etc. This is a collaborative tool which can encourage students to work together as well as utilize technology to emphasize 21st century skills!
- Twitter and Answer Garden
- Students can use these tools to summarize or paraphrase concepts, events, or even their own understanding. Twitter and Answer Garden require users to keep posts and comments within a certain character count..Twitter-140; Answer Garden-20. This forces students to think about their understanding of a concept and rephrase the description…lots of learning processes!
- If using Twitter or Answer Garden isn’t an option, an activity such as “Let’s Tweet!” can accomplish the task of summarizing or paraphrasing in a different way.
- Wow, I love Wordle! This tool can be used in so many ways. Wordle can help students make generalizations about a speech or a selection from a text. Students can use word cloud generators like Wordle to note major concepts or ideas from virtually anything! These tools can help students pick up on trends within a text or speech…and they’re fun!
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Stay tuned for more of the Taxonomy…techified!
Thanks for reading 🙂
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