I saw this image posted on a twitter feed the other day, but am still trying to find the correct citation for it. I also found this version, with the links on ThingLink, posted by "A happy Thinglink User" , not sure if this is the original version or if Tom created it.
I really like the way it takes Bloom's taxonomy and relates the "makered" terms to it. The verbs really don't mean a whole lot more than eduspeak sometimes. Having real examples in our classrooms and questions to help us and to help our students reflect on the learning is much more important than yet another taxonomy chart or DOK or SAMR or whatever the flavor of the month is. It's all about the learning.
Google For Littles
We have just started to move GSuite down to the lower elementary grades at HES this year. I was listening to a Vicki Davis podcast recently that I thought I would share. When I first started following #GAfEs4Littles I was amazed at how much the very young students could do on Google Apps. Now, I won't get into the question of how much is too much, etc... since I honestly think that most of the debate about screen time is for home. In school, all good teachers balance their teaching methodology and the tools they use.
Here's the interview with Lee Ann Yonker in case you missed it.
If you have never checked out Christine Pinto's blog or her twitter feed- now is a great time. Whether you teach younger elementary or older students, knowing what the capabilities are and of course borrowing ideas, is always a good thing. There is a great twitter chat coming up on November 7th too- Makerspaces is the topic. If you're looking for great ideas to get you started, check out thetemplates Christine shares on her site.
Links to Share
There are so many great resources being created and shared, it is impossible to keep up. I hadn't seen this one before- BioInteractive, and liked the variety it offers for MS, HS and beyond. They have a great YouTube channel. I hadn't visited the Smithsonian Learning Lab in a long time, and they too, have updated their collection and offer "more than a million resources" .If you are working on building up your own resources with OER, Sarah Weston has an excellent collection that she is always adding to on thisGoogle Doc.
What's a blog post without news from #FlipGrid?
I was just going to put in a couple of sentences about the new Topic Discovery Library, which was just announced this week. Very cool. But when I went to their blog, there was another new post about FlipGrid Explorer. Laura the Explorer is back and will be sharing with students about nature and her explorations in Panama on theflipgrid linked below. A great opportunity for your students. Check it out!