Monday, March 28, 2011

Bloom's Taxonomy Part 6: Creating

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

Level Six: Creating

This level includes the skills of constructing, designing, developing, and formulating, Students are asked to create, invent, and produce new products from original ideas.

Here are three examples of online activities for creating:

K-2 Writer’s Corner

Young students can create an online printable story background with dynamic settings, characters and items as the foundation for their own unique and original tales. Have students create and print several backgrounds in a series to demonstrate sequencing or summarizing stories with a beginning, middle, and end.

3-6 Flip Book

Students become authors online as they create an original printable flip book. Use this resource to guide the creation of structured stories such as cause and effect; compare and contrast; or fact and opinion.

K-6 Museum Box

Have students create an online Museum Box as an interesting way to represent a person, historical period, novel, character, or their own life. Students can display text, images, video, sound, and links to web pages which they feel best represent their chosen topic. (Thanks Simple K12 for guiding me to this resource!)

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

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And The Winner Is....

The winner of StarrMatica's Valentine's Day Giveaway is.....drum roll, please.....Kathy Schlack!  Kathy has won a one year classroom membership to StarrMatica's library of 3,800 K-6 interactive resources with her inspired version of "If You're Happy and You Know It".  You can check out her creative comment here:

Congratulations, Kathy!

Thank you for all of your fantastic comments, and if you didn't win, don't worry, check out this entry over at the amazing iLearnTechnology blog for another chance to win!