126 Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning

by TeachThought Staff

At TeachThought, we’re enthusiastic supporters of any learning taxonomy. (We even created our own, the TeachThought Learning Taxonomy.)

Put simply, learning taxonomies help us think about how learning happens. Even if they’re ‘not good’ as we’ve often seen the DOK framework described, they still highlight that there are many ways to frame thinking and give us practice in realizing that potential.

This means that we can have taxonomies for differentiation and taxonomies for thinking and taxonomies for tasks and assessment–so many possibilities for examining the actual process of thinking, learning, and the application of each.

This leads to cool visuals–Bloom’s Taxonomy posters, for example.

It can lead to tools that help to design lessons, units, and assessments–Bloom’s Taxonomy power verbs work well here.

And it can lead to further splintering of the concept, like this graphic that merges 21st century learning, modern digital and social spaces, and Bloom’s Taxonomy in one framework. This Teachthought graphic provides 126 power verbs for digital learning–a kind of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy that relies on the existing Remember–Understand–Apply–Analyze–Evaluate–Create and then provides common digital tasks like moderating, duplicating, blogging, wiki-building, podcasting, and more.

The result is a tool that can help teachers think about the levels of higher-order thinking that go into these kinds of activities and projects. To be clear, just because a verb is in one category doesn’t mean it can’t also be used at higher or lower levels of thinking (i.e., appear in other categories of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy).

See Also A Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy For Evaluating Digital Tasks

In fact, there is a significant amount of subjectivity and editorializing that goes into any kind framework that purports to outline how thinking happens. It’s not an exact science. Nonetheless, just the fact that we’re exploring thinking and digital tasks and student work together is at least as valuable as any single framework in and of itself.

By doing this kind of work, we collectively–you, TeachThought, administrators, schools, researchers, universities, etc.–can develop ‘fluency’ in the murky and abstract field of applied neurology.

We can begin to understand how understanding happens.

Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy Power Verbs

Hopefully you find the graphic useful to explore, discuss, plan, and otherwise participate in Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy.

You can also find a classroom-ready version of our Bloom’s Taxonomy Digital Planning Verbs & Cards to shorten prep time and focus on broader lesson and unit planning strategies for your students.

If you have any verbs you’d like to see added to the chart, let us know in the comments below.

126 Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Digital Learning

Remembering

  1. Copying
  2. Defining
  3. Finding
  4. Locating
  5. Quoting
  6. Listening
  7. Googling
  8. Repeating
  9. Retrieving
  10. Outlining
  11. Highlighting
  12. Memorizing
  13. Networking
  14. Searching
  15. Identifying
  16. Selecting
  17. Tabulating
  18. Duplicating
  19. Matching
  20. Curating & Bookmarking
  21. Bullet-pointing

Understanding

  1. Annotating
  2. Tweeting
  3. Associating
  4. Tagging (tagging your curriculum for example)
  5. Summarizing
  6. Relating
  7. Categorizing
  8. Paraphrasing
  9. Predicting
  10. Comparing
  11. Contrasting
  12. Commenting
  13. Journaling
  14. Interpreting
  15. Grouping
  16. Inferring
  17. Estimating
  18. Extending
  19. Gathering
  20. Exemplifying
  21. Expressing

Applying

  1. Acting out
  2. Articulate
  3. Reenact
  4. Loading
  5. Choosing
  6. Determining
  7. Displaying
  8. Revising Search Keywords
  9. Executing
  10. Examining
  11. Implementing
  12. Sketching
  13. Experimenting
  14. Hacking
  15. Interviewing
  16. Painting
  17. Preparing
  18. Playing
  19. Integrating
  20. Presenting
  21. Charting

Analyzing

  1. Calculating
  2. Categorizing (e.g., web content, search results, etc.)
  3. Breaking Down
  4. Correlating
  5. Deconstructing
  6. Strategic Hyperlinking
  7. Supporting (e.g., a cause)
  8. Mind-Mapping
  9. Organizing
  10. Appraising
  11. Advertising
  12. Dividing
  13. Deducing
  14. Distinguishing
  15. Illustrating
  16. Questioning
  17. Structuring
  18. Integrating
  19. Attributing
  20. Estimating
  21. Explaining

Evaluating

  1. Arguing & Debating
  2. Validating
  3. Testing
  4. Scoring
  5. Assessing
  6. Criticizing
  7. Commenting
  8. Iterating or Pivoting (e.g., a startup or app)
  9. Defending
  10. Detecting
  11. Experimenting
  12. Grading
  13. Hypothesizing
  14. Judging
  15. Moderating
  16. Posting
  17. Predicting
  18. Rating
  19. Reflecting
  20. Reviewing (e.g., a service or platform)
  21. Editorializing

Creating

  1. Blogging
  2. Building
  3. Animating
  4. Adapting
  5. Collaborating
  6. Composing
  7. Directing
  8. Devising
  9. Podcasting
  10. Wiki Building
  11. Writing
  12. Filming
  13. Programming
  14. Simulating
  15. Role-Playing
  16. Solving
  17. Remixing
  18. Facilitating
  19. Designing (a Presentation or Prezi or YouTube Channel)
  20. Negotiating
  21. Leading

*previously published at TeachThought.com

 

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