photo: Trey Ratcliff

Ahoy! Rascally,  swashbucklin’ scallywags tickle me fancy! …just thinkin’ about ‘em… YO-HO-HO!

Aye, so what do buccaneers have t’ do with teachin’ and learnin’? Shiver me timbers! I found a YouTube video showin’ Bloom’s Taxonomy usin’ “Pirates o’ the Caribbean”.  (Ye didn’t think pirates watch You Tube?!)

Avast, bear with me mate’s, as I point ye to an outrageously creative 21st century teaching and learning tool.

Explanation of Bloom’s Taxonomy, Harvey Sells, May 25, 2010 Explanation of Bloom’s Taxonomy |

“Bloom’s Taxonomy is a classification system of intellectual behaviors. These behaviors are important to teaching and learning.  Developed by a group of educational psychologists led by Benjamin Bloom in 1956, the classification system consists of six levels of learning.

Anderson’s Revision Anderson’s group revised Bloom’s earlier work with a focus upon relevance to the 21st century.  Bloom’s 1956 version labeled the various levels with nouns. The 1990′s version  used verbs and also revised the two highest levels. Synthesis was replaced with “evaluating”. Evaluation was replaced with “creating.” Harvey Sells

“Bloom’s Caribbean Style” demonstrates the six levels of learning from Bloom’s original taxonomy while also representing one of the highest levels of 21st century learning – “creating”.   Using YouTube with 21st century kids is such a powerful teaching and learning tool!

Aargh, where’s me grog coffee?!


About Donna

Changing educational paradigms motivate me to share new technology as well as the admirable work of others who integrate contemporary research on how people learn with supportive, free digital applications and resources. Do teachers ever have enough time or money? Perhaps my discoveries will expedite the journey of a busy educator seeking a 21st Century 'true north' of his or her own.

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