Addressing Bloom's Taxonomy through Technology…
Addressing Bloom's Taxonomy through Technology
Social bookmarking tools such as Pinterest can be used to save and store links from all over the web and pin findings onto a virtual board. Users can easily retrieve information by simply clicking on the desired board of content curated. I recently created a Pinterest board of infographics for my colleagues in World Language as a support to remembering and finding resources for our units.
Camtasia is an amazing tool in supporting understanding as it allows users to re-visit content as many times as needed. Since camstasia is a screen recording/video-editing tool, it facilitates in the process of grasping meaning through a simple press of "rewind" and combining visual and auditory information in one place. Providing the same information through different modalities supports the UDL framework of perception specifically.
Much like this assignment, mind-mapping tools such as Popplet can be used to visualize ideas. I am currently applying learned material through previous sessions and building relationships between Bloom's Taxonomy and technology. By using this tool, I feel much more connected to my learning and a sense of pride in the overall result. This meets principle III in the UDL framework by providing multiple means of engagement.
This web-based infographic allows users to organize information in a conceptual framework. Piktocharts can facilitate in the process of identifying visual representations for ideas and can substitute as an alternative for visual information. The tool categorizes material quickly and clearly, making it accessible for more than just visual learners. Being this is a graphic design tool, its features offer a flexible format in colors, font, and size, ultimately complimenting brain network of representation in the UDL framework.
Padlet is great for organizing ideas, opinions, and resources among others. In fact, my group members and I are currently using it to create a mini-lesson for this course. We have each posted content and recommended suggestions related to our topic of research. By asking each other for our opinions, we are all engaging in evaluation and the precursory behavior before finalizing our assignment.
This is one of my favorite tools and one I have had experience using both as an educator and as a student. Glogster is a creative visual learning platform allowing for the expression through animated graphics, images, and sounds. With UDL, this can be one of several options provided to students in completing an assignment while still meeting the goal of the lesson.