This week I was in search of educational tech tools. I found a great resource that helps with teaching to Bloom’s Taxonomy. The resource outlines six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy: creation, evaluation, analysis, knowledge, comprehension, and application. There are many apps listed for various ways of showing learning and understanding in these areas.
For evaluation I looked at the apps for collaboration, as collaborative learning is important to me but can be a bit difficult. I liked the app iBrainstorm. It allows groups to collaborate on different devices in real time and from different locations. I think Google Docs is another great collaboration tool, but I really enjoyed the ease of drawing images and conversing that iBrainstorm allows.
For knowledge I liked the mind mapping tool iMindmap. This app might not be for every learner, but could be helpful for note taking and mapping their ideas. I think the app could be used in pre-writing steps as well. Learners could use this app for projects to show their understanding visually.
There are many apps to be explored and ways to use them to reach the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. These are a few that are new to me and that I could see potential in. What do you think of these resources? What are some other great apps I’m missing out on?