Infographic: Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs

Infographic Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs

Infographic: Howard Gardner – 9 Types of Intelligence

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Aiming Higher: Bloom and Vygotsky In the Classroom

 This is an interesting video by Marc-André Lalande which blends together Bloom’s Taxonomy with Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) for use in the classroom.  It is based on work he did with Judith Cantin.  The main idea they came up with was “targeted learning should fall in the ZPD, but the learning activity shouldn’t.  this activity should mobilize knowledge, skills or competencies from a higher level of Bloom’s taxonomy, when possible.

If you are comfortable with Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy or Vygotsky’s ZPD, you can jump ahead in the video to 5:45 in the video to see the work of Lalande and Cantin.


James Eison, Confidence In the Classroom: Ten Maxims for New Teachers

Jim EisonIn 1990, James Eison published what would become a classic in faculty development: “Confidence In the Classroom: Ten Maxims for New Teachers.”  At the time he was the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Southeast Missouri State University.  In the article, he provided his 10 rules new faculty need to adopt.  In reality, his propositions have a considerable amount to offer both junior and senior faculty.

The 10 maxims are:

  1. To Feel Confident, Act Confident
  2. Examine Why You Want to Teach
  3. Learn the Characteristics Associated with Effective Teaching
  4. Enter Each Class with Specific Educational Goals and Objectives
  5. Teach Less, Better
  6. Use Active Learning Strategies Regularly
  7. Don’t Be a Perfectionist
  8. Be Relaxed about Admitting It When You Don’t Know Something
  9. Ask for Response from Students and Colleagues
  10. Remember that Enthusiasm and Energy Can Carry the Day

A PDF of the article is available here:

Instructional Design Series: Dr. Robert M. Gagne

This is the fourth video in a series on instructional design.  This video focuses on Dr. Robert M. Gagne’s contribution to the field.

Finley, Are Learning Styles Real – and Useful?

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Todd Finley has an article over at Edutopia that looks 9 varying viewpoints by “learning experts” on learning styles.  The 9 viewpoints come from:
  1. Harold Pashler, Mark McDaniel, Doug Rohrer, and Robert A. Bjork
  2. Mark K. Smith
  3. David J.M. Kraemer, Lauren M. Rosenberg, and Sharon L. Thompson-Schill
  4. Stephen Downes
  5. Howard Gardner
  6. Eric Jensen
  7. Annie Murphy Paul
  8. Carol Tomlinson
  9. David Glenn

The article provides a useful summary of the various viewpoints from these learning experts.  They address most of the pertinent issues associated with learning styles.

Infographic – Multiple Intelligences

Infographic - Multiple Intelligences

Blooms (Digital) Taxonomy

Most educators are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, a model that classifies different levels of human cognition in thinking, learning, and understanding. But in a digital age, educators are thinking about it as Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. This updated version aims to expand upon the skills associated with each level as technology becomes a more engrained – and essential – part of learning.

Let’s Take a Tour of UDL

This brief video by Jeff McCormick and OCALI invites you to learn more about Universal Design for Learning on the National Center on UDL at….

Getting the Right Size: UDL

Using a shoe store analogy, this short video by OCALI provides an overview of Universal Design for Learning.