Teaching With Bloom’s Taxonomy: 50 Resources

by TeachThought Staff

Bloom’s Taxonomy was a remarkable attempt to create a system of learning that focuses on how people learn and organize content around those natural aptitudes.

Created by Benjamin Bloom in 1956, Bloom’s Taxonomy offered a method and structure to think about thinking. Below, we’ve collected a list of blog posts, apps, tools, videos and strategies to help educators become more proficient with the system.

Overview of Bloom’s Taxonomy:

Check out this video introduction into the taxonomy and how both learners and educators can benefit from its authentic use.

Taxonomy Misunderstandings for Teachers:

Read these common myths to gain clarity on how Bloom’s Taxonomy should be approached.

Thinglink Bloom’s Taxonomy Tower:

Enjoy sharpening your skills within this organic environment.

Parapal Online:

This is an interactive taxonomy system to keep you engaged and inspired.


This source will give you the scoop on Bloom’s Taxonomy in app form.

Educational Origami:

This web tool allows you to go granular with your learning of the taxonomy.


You’ll enjoy this source as it blends Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory with Bloom’s Taxonomy in a fun web tool.


Here’s a slideshow explaining the taxonomy in comprehensive detail.

Taxnomies of Learning:

Primarily for the educator, this source gives a historical view of Bloom’s Taxonomy of 1956 compared with Anderson & Krathwohl’s methodology in 2000.

eLearning Industry:

Learn how to create multiple-choice questions using the taxonomy.

Bloom’s In Student-Friendly Language:

This source illustrates a basic, functional graphic description of Bloom’s Taxonomy for students to use.

Hightech Verbs:

Click on a verb and find fun, creative activities for students to learn from.


Typical pinterest fare—pictures, images, posters, etc.

Bloomin’ Hackathon:

An innovative source for learning about the taxonomy and preparing for conferences to share the knowledge.

Educators Technology:

This source offers multiple options for the taxonomy on the iPad.

Bloom’s Taxonomy Game:

This YouTube video shows you how to play a game using the taxonomy.

How about alternatives to Bloom’s Taxonomy?

Simple suggestions for applying the taxonomy to kindergarten-level children.

Lesson Planet:

This source gives the goods on creating complete lesson plans using Bloom’s Taxonomy.


Enjoy this stylish Prezi presentation on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Iowa State U.:

This is a wonderful tool to build learning objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

The Differentiator:

Teachers and students can work together using this source to design creative activities; provides resources, content and the verbs.


Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, this presentation shows how to apply the principles for high-order technology skills.

The Literary Link:

This is a list of book review questions to use in the classroom.

Vague Verbs:

A quick list of verbs to stay away from when using Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Bloom’s Taxonomy:

This is an official iTunes app on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Wikipedia on Bloom’s:

Not a ton of info here, but this is useful for the reference section at the bottom.

Marooney Foundation:

Newspaper-style look providing information on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

NW Link:

Detailed taxonomy description that offers next steps once the basics are mastered.

Ed Web:

Special webinar given about the taxonomy by a prominent 21st Century classroom specialist on how to apply the principles to modern learning.

Farr Integrating It:

This source provides a framework for creating critical thinking questions.

PLP Network:

Poses the view of focusing more on creating using Bloom’s Taxonomy.


Humorous illustration of Bloom’s Taxonomy by Seinfeld.


This hefty list provides a number of Bloom’s Taxonomy apps for each category.


38 useful questions to apply in your use of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

The Taxonomy Blog:

Post highlighting the need to modernize Bloom’s Taxonomy for current technological trends.


This post provides ideas on how to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy with interactive games in the classroom.

Huffington Post:

Enjoy this list of articles on various topics about the taxonomy.


Wonderful source on how to help students experience self-questioning with the taxonomy.


Interactive tool using Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy:

This document shows how to use a modernized style of the taxonomy in the classroom.

K12 Blueprint:

This is an extensive list of resources and applications for Bloom’s Taxonomy using Windows 8.


Fun resource illustrating how to create assessments using the taxonomy.

Middle Way Mom:

Blogger who focuses on teaching using the taxonomy to middle and high school students.

Lesson Planet:

Insightful piece on applying the taxonomy to science.

Incredible Art:

And this article shares insight to use Bloom’s Taxonomy in the arts.