A wealth of Blooms Based ideas and lessons

I recently came across a great WIKI calledEucational Origami which as a great range of content, but in particular has a 21st century take on Blooms Taxonomy and how to apply it to ICT and today's tech savvy kids.

This update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy accounts for many of the traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies and increasing ubiquitous personal and cloud computing.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example. Bookmarking a resource is of no value if the resource is inappropriate or worthless.  Check it out here.

Blooms Differentiator - The Best Lesson Startup Tool I've seen in a while

What is it:  The Differentiator is a great tool that allows you to turn your simple lesson ideas into full blown Blooms Taxonomy based lesson planner that accommodate all learning styles and processes in seconds.  It is a little confusing at first due to the lack of instruction on the site but I really recommend giving this 5 minutes of your day to play with as it will be in your favourites after you have gone through the process of turning your simple idea into a great lesson planner.

How Does it work?  This is the ultimate lesson startup tool. Here is my example for students to remember Australian States

First off you select a thinking Skill:  I chose Remembering  the Australian States

Then adding some content:  I chose remembering the Essential Facts of The Australian States.

Next Resources:  I chose remembering the Essential Facts of The Australian States using web sites

Then the Final Product:  I chose remembering the Essential Facts of The Australian States using web sites to create a map.

Go through this process with your kids, and let them be a part of the selection process.  A great and dead simple tool that you can't go past.  Check it out here.