Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Educational Origami

 http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/  - I visited Educational Origami and was amazed and perturbed that I have spent so many hours on the internet, supposedly learning about teaching and learning with ICT, looking for and understanding theories, searching for ideas, facts, good ideas and ways of assessing and more and have never before seen this wiki offering Blooms Digital Taxonomy!


From the site:
“This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example. Bookmarking a resource is of no value if the resource is inappropriate, invalid, out of date or inaccurate.”

This information on the site helps to place all aspects of ICT onto the developmental continuum. The quick sheets give examples of ICT exercises and how they fit into the the progression of the taxonomy. I would love to map these into the learning objectives of the National Curriculum so that we have a clearer method for assessing the ICT work of our pupils - if and when we get the new curriculum I may do exactly that but there is no point at the moment.

There is a downloadable PDF giving lots of information, ICT ideas and examples for each level that would be so useful in assessing a pupil’s ICT work.

Not totally convinced I am really for primary school children to be hacking and reverse engineering - but hey ho... 

and more...

The same wiki does loads of work on Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences

Cyber Safety

Interactive Whiteboards and Pedagogy

The whole site is a little gold mine of interesting things to investigate it will take a while to get through!

 Thanks to Cyber Placebo for mentioning it in the SL VRT11 :-)

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