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Learning Theory

Bloom's TaxonomyExplanation of TermHow It Pertains to Website
KnowledgeThe learner must recall information.Students can use the website to recall information about the wildlife, vegetation, and crawlers found in the Sonoran Desert.
ComprehensionThe learner understands what is being communicated by so that he could explain it to someone.The student can use the introduction video, information, quiz, and activity in order to comprehend the information.
ApplicationThe learner finds a practical use for in particular and concrete situations.Students may be able to use what they learned to explain it to others or to identify these objects if they ever come across them.
AnalysisThe learner can break down parts and see how they work together.Students can identify vegetation, crawlers, and wildlife and know that they all live in the Sonoran Desert.
SynthesisThe learner puts together elements or parts to form a whole.The student may be able to see how some of the things from the Sonoran Desert are alike or different.
EvaluationThe learner makes judgments about the value of the material or methods for a given purpose.The learner is able to evaluate all of the information from the website and can refer back to the website whenever they need to.

Constructivist Theory:
Constructivism is a theory of knowledge that encourages children to actively engage with their world and build their beliefs and knowledge through interaction and internal processes. I believe that children should have interactions with their peers and teachers, as well as interaction with their materials in the classroom. Children can learn better if they are actively participating in a lesson. In contructivist classrooms, children are considered as partners in learning and teacher-lead and child initiated activities need to be balanced. Using the Sonoran Desert Explorer website and the lessons and activities provided, children will be able to actively learn about the crawlers, vegetation, and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert.

Multiple Intelligences Theory:
Howard Gardner's 8 multiple intelligences include verbal-linguistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical-rhythmic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, logical-mathematic, visual-spatial, and naturalistic. The multiple intelligence theory believes that every person acquires each intelligence, but some people are more capable in certain areas than others. For example, when I took the multiple intelligence personality test, I scored highest in interpersonal and visual-spatial and the lowest in naturalistic. With this website, students will be able to really use their interpersonal intelligences. Students will work together in order to learn about the Sonoran Desert. The students will also be able to tap into their naturalistic intelligence while learning about the vegetation, wildlife, and crawlers found in the Sonoran Desert.

Sonoran Desert Wildlife Fun! - 3rd Grade Lesson Plan