Analysis and Discussion Links:


http://bionicteaching.com/?p=836 - Blog post about the initial visual and thoughts (through comments) about direction.

My response to this:
This is what collaboration really and truly is.
The image that is referenced on this page is simply a brainstorm from an idea I had about 4 weeks ago.
It has since morphed into the seed of an idea that pretty much abandons the original train of thought. Through conversation, I realized immediately that the image was not only not dynamic enough, but not interwoven to represent tools that could be used on multiple levels.
To that end, we created a wiki around this and as folks have time, it would be great to have input from many different people. I think it's important to make connections between the tools and learning and cognitive load, but I don't think that anyone should take anything I've created as seriously as it seems to have been taken here. It's just a seed.
I planted it hoping it would "Bloom."
And it has.

PS. I'm linking this post on the wiki. Critical Analysis around this is essential!



@chambo_online
For purposes of teaching critical thinking lesson planning, a colleague of mine and I tweaked Bloom's revised hierarchy to help teachers remember to reach the higher thinking levels. We call it EASy - Evaluate, Analyze, and Synthesize (or Create). In agreement with @BeckyFisher73 on the "Ideas for the Visual" link: teachers need to remember to have students wade through the muck to find the pearls. In our process, we "repurpose" the term evaluate from assessment to more of a data gathering as in "Find the available information on this topic". We then use Analyze to decide what information from the aforementioned data is truly relevant, accurate, and useful to the project at hand. Finally, we believe that in the creation process, students are synthesizing what they've discovered into a new, original product. Teachers begin to see how creating thoughtful, high level thinking assignments is EASy. We use this process in our online courses quite effectively.


I think this is indicative of how popular the Visual Bloom's has become:

http://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm

(Imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, after all!)


Bloom's Links!

Maslow's Hierarchy of Twitter Needs!
Blog Post from Roger Gardner about Diigo and Bloom's