In 1956, Benjamin Bloom headed a group of educational psychologists who developed a classification of levels of intellectual behavior important in learning. The original taxonomy is shown to the left.
During the 1990s a new group of cognitive psychologists, lead by Lorin Anderson (a former student of Bloom), updated the taxonomy to reflect relevance to 21st century work. The two graphics show the revised and original Taxonomy. Note the change from nouns to verbs associated with each level. The new taxonomy is shown to the right.
Note that the top two levels are essentially exchanged from the traditional to the new version.
Referring to Blooms’ Taxonomy as you craft instructional lessons and as you engage students in a variety of ways.
What do you notice about the types of tools at the lowest levels? at the highest levels?
2. Download the document: Blooms and Web 2.0
3. Check out a few of the links for collaborative tools from one of the higher levels in Blooms.