14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

blooms-pinwheel14 Brilliant Bloom’s Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

by TeachThought Staff

Bloom’s Taxonomy is a useful tool for assessment design, but using it only for that function is like using a race car to go to the grocery–a huge waste of potential.

In an upcoming post we’re going to look at better use of Bloom’s taxonomy in the classroom, but during research for that post it became interesting how many variations there are of the original work. While a handful of the charts below only show aesthetic changes compared to others, most are concept maps of sorts–with graphic design that signifies extended function (power verbs), detail (clear explanations), or features of some sort (Bloom’s Taxonomy tasks by level).






The follow simple, student-centered Bloom’s graphics were created by helloliteracy!














The following “Bloom’s pinwheel” comes from Kelly Tenkley and ilearntechnology.com:





  • This may have been posted 20 months ago, but it is hard to argue with the fact that Bloom’s Taxonomy is the simplest, most helpful reference for today’s classrooms. It reminds me, as a UK-based teacher, how much time is spent focusing on levels 1 & 2 (basic retention and understanding), especially up to age 16. Even at post-16, how many teachers can hand-on-heart state that their students get to level 6 and create something original with what they have learned? OK, projects for formal assessment in some subjects, but these are often SO prescriptive as to rob the student of any real creative input.
    I am delighted to have read today that Finland are going to adopt project-based learning, breaking down the false walls between subjects that we have reinforced for decades. There will be much resistance, but it is a brave move considering how much kudos Finnish educators had already in the eyes of PISA and other educational think-tanks.

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