Over the past year the development of iPad within education has been frenetic and incredibly exciting, thanks in large part to app development and the educators using them. Educational champions across the globe have been blogging and creating a huge bank of resources, and Bloom’s Taxonomy has been highlighted as a key way to map apps to learning objectives.
So what exactly is Bloom’s Taxonomy, and how does it help you get started on your learning journey with iPad? It’s basically a classification of learning objectives put together by a committee chaired by Benjamin Bloom in 1956, designed to help educators communicate and collaborate on education and examinations. It splits learning into distinct areas including remembering, understanding, analysing, evaluating and creating.
Of course, teaching has come on a fair bit since 1956, with the rise of mobile devices and digital media, and this has made it much easier to apply Bloom’s in the classroom. With that in mind, here are a couple of our favourite sites devoted to Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad:
bloomsapps – A list of the best apps for Bloom’s Taxonomy and iPad in the classroom
They say: “Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Bloom’s in the classroom using the apps that are available.”