Bloom's Taxonomy and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
by Tiffany Bonney, Emma McConnell and Ramana Waymire

We chose this topic because it is such an integral part of teaching. Bloom's Taxonomy gives teachers a framework for assessing the ways students learn. It is a foundational tenet of modern teaching standards and practices, lesson plans and instructional strategies.

The top five things we learned about Bloom's Taxonomy are:
1) Bloom's Taxonomy is not only a system of classification for levels of cognition, it also addresses the domains of affective and
psychomotor skills.

2) Within each level of Bloom's Taxonomy, the initial level must be mastered before the mastery of the next level can take place.

3) Bloom's three domains are interactive, and simultaneous learning occurs in all three.

4) In the real-world classroom, students learn across a spectrum of different cognitive, affective, and psychomotor levels. We
have to challenge ourselves as teachers to dig deeper and help students find deeper understanding for themselves, and
Bloom's Taxonomy is a flexible, applicable tool for doing so.

5) Implementation of Bloom's Taxonomy is integral to complete lesson planning. Implementing the Taxonomy into your lesson
objectives can help you recognize where your students are learning, and guide them to higher-level thinking as well as giving
you the tools to recognize deficits in their understanding.

We found many wonderful resources, and hope you have time to view them all!
If, however, you can only check out one resource from this page, please visit:

Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning Domains: The Three Types of Learning
5/5 This page is wonderful because it offers a detailed breakdown not only the cognitive levels of Blooms, but also the affective and psychomotor levels of processing. I think it’s valuable because as teachers we are not only guiding students in their mental skills and growth, but also their emotional growth and physical development. This is especially important to those teachers that have a philosophy of teaching to the whole child. The rest of the site is full of information and knowledge on performance, learning, training, and leadership. This site has been on the Internet for over 15 years.

Bloom's Taxonomy by Mary Forehand at the University of Georgia.
This article by Mary Forehand at the University of Georgia gets an appreciative 5/5 for a thorough and lucid description of Bloom's Taxonomy and Revised Taxonomy, and the historical context and application of Bloom's work from his time to the present.

This amazing video gets a 5/5. We included it on this page because it is a very moving, inspiring documentary about a teacher who is extremely attuned to the affective domain in children - so much so that his curriculum adapts to the emotional lives of the children in his class.

This slide show gets a 4/5 because it is a complete overview of Bloom's Taxonomy, including lesson plan language and sample questions for each level of the Taxonomy. It also goes into a detailed account of the differences between Blooms Taxonomy and Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.

Exam Question Types and Student Competencies using Bloom's Taxonomy
This web-based Teaching Academy Short-Course earned a 5/5 because of its clarity and usefulness in constructing meaningful assessments of student understanding using Bloom's Taxonomy.

This video, using Pirates of the Caribbean to illustrate Bloom's Taxonomy, gets a 5/5 for entertainment. Enjoy!

Blooms Revised Taxonomy - Digital Taxonomy
This website gets a 3/5.It covers all the bases, but without much glamor. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
This site gets a very strong 5/5. It is a rich and exhaustive resource. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy includes pictures, lesson plans, and a large selection of articles about Blooms and digital learning.

This podcast on Bloom's Taxonomy and the cognitive domain gets a 3/5 (partly due to the annoying music in the background.)

This video slide presentation on Digital Bloom's Taxonomy and his educational objectives by students at Indiana University gets a 3/5. The visuals are used well, and the voice-over lesson on digital Bloom's Taxonomy covers all the bases. It is a cool, laid back overview of some important points.

Here is a chart that shows the relationship between the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy and the activities that lead to varying levels of content retention. This chart gets a 5/5 because it clearly expresses the levels of thinking of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, and relates it concretely to class activity.

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Other Excellent Blooms Taxonomy Sites
This website offers lots of practical ideas for the use of Bloom's Taxonomy is the classroom. This page gets a 4/5 because it clearly explains the different levels and gives endless practical application for the classroom. This site is great for teachers!
3/5 This site provides an easy to read graphic representation of the stages of Blooms. The authors point out that the stages or levels of Blooms are progressive, therefore they ought not to be taught before the previous level has been learned. They also point out the fact that Bloom himself did not do very much work on the psychomotor domain. Most of the knowledge we have in that domain was developed by Dave in 1975.
4/5 This page offers a table that gives clear examples of ways to incorporate the different levels of Blooms into your lesson plans. It gives examples of verbs to use and questions to ask so that you are activating your student’s knowledge in each category. The only complaint is that the table is a little jumbled and hard to read in a few places.
5/5 This page is offers many examples of Blooms in practice. There are a variety of usable (printable) lesson plans that implement the stages of Blooms cross referenced with different kinds of intelligence. Each stage is clearly defined in the lesson/activity objective, which I found very helpful. As a bonus the rest of the site has a ton of interactive lesson plan builders and printable lessons for open use. This is a very helpful site.