Learning Theory

Bloom’s Taxonomy : Labrynth Spider, Crimson Hedgehog Cactus, and Kissing Bug

Knowledge: The children should be able to pick up on the main points in order for them to comprehend the information. The information is at the kindergarten through third grade level and is grade appropriate.

Comprehension: Children should be understanding what they are reading and not just reading the words on the site. If they are unsure what they are reading or need assistance, they should be asking a teacher or a parents for help. The information is not challenging and should be fun!

Application: The children should be able to use the information they learn form the site in the real world. The learner should not use this information once, to take the “quiz” and then forget what they memorized. The children should use this information in their daily lives.

Analysis: With analysis, the children will observe that the information is divided into categories.They would be able to comprehend the differences between the place the spider, cactus, and kissing bug lives, and the way they procreate, and the way they eat. They will see all the different qualities of the Labrynth Spider, Crimson Hedgehog Cactus, and the Kissing Bug.

Synthesis: As they children read the text, they will formulate opinions and became more aware of the information. As they are putting the different parts together, it will begin to click and they will have all this new information to explore!

Evaluation: Children will use the information to find the purpose of the spider. They will be able to use their judgement if they ever come in contact with a Labrynth Spider, Crimson Hedgehog Cactus, and the Kissing Bug.

Constructivist Theory:

The teacher should be letting the children discover principles on their own. They should be active and engaged in what they learn. The job of the teacher is to take what needs to be taught to the students and translate it into a more child friendly way of teaching.

    The teachers are the director of their classrooms. They give the students the resources and information while coaching them.

Multiple Intelligence:

Looking at Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence, he comes up with seven Multiple Intelligences; visual-spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, linguistic, and logical-mathematical. There are so many different types of learning styles that it may seem overwhelming. We learning differently and knowing our styles will help us be more effective when learning.

Knowing the different multiple intelligences will help you while viewing the web page, because there are multiple ways to read, watch and listen to the information provided on the pages. If you are a visual person you will be able to view the Xtranormal video and be excited about learning! If you are a person who learns by reading, perfect, we have that also! And of course if you need to hear something a couple times to understand it, the Xtranormal video has sound!