Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bloom's Taxonomy Part 4: Analyzing

This is the fourth in a series of six posts dedicated to Bloom’s Taxonomy: Teaching Higher Order Thinking Skills with Interactive Online Content. Three previous posts on remembering, understanding and applying can be viewed here, here and here.

Level Four: Analyzing

This level includes the skills of examining, investigating, and comparing. Students are asked to explain patterns and meaning and to examine information for details and main ideas.

Here are two examples of online activities for analyzing:

K-2 CVC Maker

Students create CVC words, compare them for similarities and differences, and group them according to common characteristics.

3-6 Probability Experimental Results

Students conduct a probability experiment by drawing colored balls from a tub. Students compare the theoretical results to the experimental results and determine how the number of trials in an experiment affects that relationship.  (NOTE:  You must register for a StarrMatica Free Trial to view this resource.  Once logged in, choose Probability from the Index and select the Experimental Results link.)

To learn about more activities for analyzing and to discover resources for remembering, understanding, analyzing, evaluating, and creating, sign up for StarrMatica’s free Webinars: Bloom’s Taxonomy for K-2 and Bloom’s Taxonomy for 3-6: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER