Bloom’s Taxonomy

Bloom’s Taxonomy is widely used by teachers while developing lessons and questions to promote higher level thinking.  Here are some of my favorite websites related to Bloom’s Taxonomy:

Bloom’s Taxonomy – Asking Good Questions – Novel Study is a list of question based on the tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy that can be used with a novel study.

Bloom’s Taxonomy “Revised” provides a list of objective verbs, model questions and instructional strategies based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel/Circle – Wall/Poster Display is another resource for verbs, questions, and activities based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.  It is formatted for printing and can be used as a poster, or can be slipped in the back of a teacher’s plan book for reference.

Google-Proof Questioning:  A New Use for Bloom’s Taxonomy is a blog post that offers suggestions for creating assignments with “Google-Proof” questions.  A common complaint that I hear from teachers is that students are copying and pasting material found on websites into their projects.  Teachers can try to prevent students from using the Internet for research (good luck!), but in my opinion, a better solution is to change the assignment so that copying and pasting material isn’t an option for students.  This blog post offers good suggestions for doing that using Bloom’s Taxonomy.

The Differentiator is an online utility for helping teachers visually create high-level lessons based on Bloom’s taxonomy.

Visual Bloom’s is a wiki page that offers two visualizations of Bloom’s taxonomy that relate Bloom’s taxonomy to 21st Century technologies.  It’s worth a trip to the page to see all the online tools that are available today.

Vocabulary for Developing Tiered Questions and Tiered Assignments is a list of verbs for helping teachers design tiered lessons.

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