Learning Theory


Bloom's Taxonomy Explanation of Term
Knowledge The learner must recall information.
Comprehension The learner understands what is being communicated by so that he could explain it to someone.
Application The learner finds a practical use for in particular and concrete situations
Analysis The learner can break down parts and see how they work together.
Synthesis The learner puts together elements or parts to form a whole.
Evaluation The learner makes judgments about the value of the material or methods for a given purpose.
Bloom’s Taxonomy was developed by Benjamin Bloom in 1956 and is used worldwide today. Bloom’s Taxonomy measures and identifies the three education areas in which students absorb and retain information. The three domains are cognitive, affective and psychomotor. This is further broken up into knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Bloom’s Taxonomy is an easy way for teachers to develop questions to use as they are giving a lesson. Throughout my pages you will notice that Bloom's Taxonomy is used in a variety of ways. The knowledge and comprehension level is addressed when students take the quiz that is found at the bottom of each page. Comprehension could further be addressed by simply asking the child anything on what they just read from the website. Application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation are all being done when kids do the activity. The activity consists of making, writing, and explaining the new knowledge that was just gained from reading about the Sonoran Desert. 
Multiple Intelligence

Multiple Intelligence is a theory that indicates that there are eight different ways of learning. As we all know everyone has their own way of retaining information. One of the hardest parts about being a teacher is learning how to teach to a variety of learning styles. When students are taught in the method in which they learn best, they are more likely to succeed. This is why it is necessary that as educators we teach in a variety of intelligences not just stick to one. Throughout my page you will find many of the multiple intelligence's  being incorporated throughout the web pages. Through the short video students receive an introduction to the whole page which really helps logical and auditory learners. When pictures are incorporated into the text students who are visual understand the relation much better. Inter and interpersonal students would love learning from this site because it's fun and they get to create something that they would love then get to teach others about it. Linguistic and musical students get to write a paper in a fun way not the traditional unenthusiastic way. Spatial and kinesthetic readers are able to read and then incorporate everything into a final project at the end which allows them to work with their hands.  

Constructivist Theory

Constructivist Theory is the idea that the best way to learn is through building on prior knowledge. After the way in which learning through prior knowledge has been identified technology is added in. The easiest way to incorporate technology is through identifying the most common teaching characteristics/practices. The following are the most common teaching characteristics/practices: learning centered, interesting, real life, social, active, time, feedback, supportive. Kids learn when they are having fun and are interested in the overall outcome. The ways to incorporate technology in a learning centered environment is by using web-based teaching resources. This way the teacher can look for activities that align with the student’s way of learning. When students are interested they challenge themselves to create something better. Kids should be intrigued or else their focus will shift elsewhere. The way to incorporate a real life experience is by using the community as a resource. Gather as many people possible who are interested in the education of students. Have you ever thought about using social networking as a tool? Students could talk to professors and students from various places in the world. They could learn about global affairs through social networking. Creating an active environment is essential. Students could work together through the internet in a variety of subjects such as reading, writing, math and science. Organization is essential to saving time and through word documents and other helpful tools this becomes much easier. Feedback is essential so that students know exactly what it is that they are doing correctly and what they need to improve upon. Technology is a way that gives instant feedback in a matter of seconds. Support through calculators, and spread sheets are all great ways of support.