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Familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy But Don’t Know How to Build Aligned Instructional Objectives?

Many teachers I talk to claim that they know Bloom’s taxonomy, the old and the updated one, they heard other teachers talk about it, they heard it in seminars, in workshops, and the even read about it. However, when asked to build instructional objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, this is where why founder. This is where Instructional Objective Builder, developed by Arizona Stat University Teach Online and designed by James Basore. It is not a fancy too as you look at it, but it gives the right scaffold for teachers to build their instructional objectives based on Bloom’s Taxonomy of the Cognitive Domain. Watch the quick overview below.

Emerging Technologies, Key Trends,and Challenges in K- 12 Education

The NMC Horizon 2013 report  came out couple of weeks back with its time-to-adaption of emerging technologies in k-12 education. What New Media Consortium Horizon does is conduct extensive research in the domain of digital learning, and project their probability on the adoption of emerging learning technologies. The report features six technologies with three adoption horizons: 1 year, 2 to 3 years, and 4 to 5 years.The report also includes major trends in the area of digital learning in k-12 education and the major challenges facing education in terms of using technology in education.
Time-to-Adoption for K-12
New-term Horizon (Time-to-adoption 1 year)
Mobile Learning Mobile learning is becoming an essential part in k-12 education. There have already been many initiative programs like the one-to-one and the BYOD programs to help students learn anytime and everywhere. Mobile learning also has more affordance than laptops or PCs for combining the real world and virtual tools in what’s…