Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bloom's Taxonomy Quiz

Bloom's  taxonomy
Slides are important and I recommend taking the quiz. Bloom's taxonomy is very important to study. 

Slide 1: What was the central focus of Bloom's life work? 
             Answer: Improving student learning 

Slide 2: Which of the following is NOT a benefit of Bloom's Taxonomy? 
           Answer: It is a sufficient as the only model teachers need to use to be successful. 

Slide 3: Mrs. Macintosh wants her students to compare and contrast two Native American folktales and the culture represents. At which level of thought is Mrs. Macintosh asking her students to work according to Bloom's taxonomy? 
          Answer: analyzing

Slide 4: Mrs. Smith has asked her students to classify the items in a diagram as living or nonliving. At what level of Bloom's taxonomy is she having her students think? 
          Answer: applying

Slide 5: How has Bloom's Taxonomy changed from its original version to revised version? 
           Answer: new terminology, structure, and emphasis

Slide 6: Students in Mrs.McElveen's class have been asked to read a research article and summarize it in their own words. At which level of Bloom's Taxonomy is she asking them to think? 
          Answer: understanding 

Slide 7: Mrs. Hodge has asked students to list every possible way to answer the math word problem on the board. Then she asks them to choose the best method for solving the problem and to defend their answers. At which level or Bloom's Taxonomy is she asking them to think? 
        Answer: evaluating 

Slide 8: Which two dimensions are used in the Taxonomy Table? 
         Answer: knowledge and cognitive process

Slide 9:  Mrs. Andrews assigned the following tasks as part of a reading lesson. Place them in order of their location on the revised Bloom's Taxonomy from lowest to highest.
        Answer: 4: On what date did the story begin?,1: Place the events of the story in chronological order., 3: Choose one of the story's characters as a "best friend" and justify your choice , and 2: Write s new ending for the story. 

Slide 10: Which of the following statements describes how the revised Bloom's Taxonomy differs  from the original? 
       Answer: all the above: it uses verbs instead of nouns, Creating has replaced Evaluation as the highest level, and the taxonomy is two-dimensional

Slide 11: Mr. Jones knows that the new Bloom's Taxonomy Table can help him write better lesson objectives. He wants to write one that will require his students to apply the factual knowledge they have learned. According to the table, what verb might he use in an assignment that will accomplish this? 
     Answer: classify 

Slide 12: The original Bloom group met for the purpose of helping? 
        Answer: university professors who wanted to classify objectives, experiences, processes, and evaluation questions. 

I learned a lot about Bloom's taxonomy and the concepts of Bloom's taxonomy by taking this quiz.  I learned from the different example questions listed above which Bloom's taxonomy word each one represents. I learned that it is important to teach students using  Bloom's taxonomy.It is important to use Bloom's taxonomy terms/ words in goals and objectives. The quiz helped me to better understand Bloom's taxonomy and how to make my lesson plans more geared toward higher learning. It is interesting to learn from the examples and to see examples of higher learning being used. I feel by taking the quiz it has helped me to better understand higher thinking and how to bring that higher thinking into the classroom. 

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