Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy

At first thought, you might think that Bloom’s digital taxonomy was a way to do your taxes online. But it is actually a way to categorize higher and lower levels of thinking. In schools, it is always a teachers goal to have their students think at a higher level about the criteria, instead of their students just regurgitating facts. As a high school math teacher, I am aiming for students to be able to think about math in more than just a problem on a piece of paper.

The layers of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy are:

Lowest level to highest level: Remembering, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate, and Create.

To have my students thinking at a higher level, I read an idea about having students look at angles in the real world. So I would have my students, go and take pictures of angles they find in their every day life or out in nature. With these, I would have my students try to print them and find the angle or  create a poster saying where in nature they can find what angles. This is a good way to have my students on the highest tiers of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.

I could do more than just that though. I also have an idea to have students build three dimensional structures and find their circumference, diameter, area, etc. These are projects that would apply to the Algebra II/Trigonometry curriculum.

If you would like to know more about Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy here is a link to a video that explains each tier of the taxonomy.

And in case you don’t have the time to watch a video or just want a brief over view, here is a diagram to help.

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