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What it is: Computer Lab Favorites is a collection of 50 one stop learning activities created by Scholastic. The activities are self contained and interactive. Students can play Dude the Dog, Scientific Labeling, Human Body Math Hunt, Around the World, Mapman challenge, Puzzled States, Classify This, Moon Olympics, Pick the Perfect Word, Choose a Word, and many more. Students can spin a virtual game wheel to play a game. The site is broken down by subject and also by grade levels k-2 and 3-5. How to integrate Computer Lab Favorites into the classroom: As the school year winds down, allow your students to review all they have learned over the course of the year by playing these great interactive activities. Students can spin the game spinner and have a game selected for them or choose a specific subject or topic of play. Save this site for next year, it is the perfect way to introduce a topic or put some life back into reviews! The games are content rich and a lot of fun to play! Tips: This would be a good site to set as the home page on your classroom computers. It has enough games and content to keep you coming back all year long! Please leave a comment and share how you are using Computer Lab Favorites in your classroom.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Paint Palette

Posted by admin | Posted in Anastasis Academy, Blooms Taxonomy, Grade Level, professional development, Teacher Resources | Posted on 18-07-2013

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An article I read this week had me thinking about Bloom’s Taxonomy and what learning really is.  It led to me coming up with a new graphic for Bloom’s Taxonomy, this one a Paint Palette.  I like thinking about Bloom’s in the form of an artist paint palette because each color has equal importance.  For an artist, the greatest beauty comes in the mixing of colors.  Using a multitude of shades and blends on a canvas.  I think the same can be said of learning.  Learning that tells you that you can only use one color is rather uninspired.  But learning that encourages you to use all of the colors can create something really meaningful and beautiful.

At Anastasis, we encourage our students to look at learning through a variety of lenses and outcomes.  Bloom’s Taxonomy helps us do that by showing students that there are different ways to approach learning.  Now our biggest problem is that students will find that they really enjoy one way of showing what they know (iMovie) and proceed to use it for EVERYTHING.  I created the Bloom’s Taxonomy Paint Palette with verbs that help describe the different ways of learning.  I created a painting using the same colors from the palette to give students ideas for different outcomes and evidences of learning.  I’m in the midst of working on an app and website catalog organized by the same colors so that students can be introduced to the many options they have for the different types of learning and producing.  I’ll share that when it is finished!  For now, I’ve included screen shots of the Bloom’s Taxonomy Paint Palette, the Bloom’s Taxonomy Painting and a sample page from the catalog.

Bloom's Taxonomy Paint Palette- Kelly Tenkely iLearn Technology

 

 

Bloom's Taxonomy Painting- Kelly Tenkely iLearn Technology

 

 

Bloom's Taxonomy apps- Kelly Tenkely iLearn Technology

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Kelly, love this idea! Can’t wait for your app and website catalog. May I use the above screenshots to share with my students in the meantime (meaning in September)?

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Alfonso, yes! Please do 😉

Your idea is superb! So simple, yet spot on! Thank you!

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