Quinto Martin
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Bloom's Taxonomy Cheat Sheet

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Bloom's Taxonomy Cheat Sheet by Francie Kugelman

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Diane Johnson

Posted on 10/1/18 12:13:41 AM Permalink

​Thank you


Posted on 8/15/18 5:28:20 AM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing :)

Jagdesh Shamdasani

Posted on 6/3/18 2:52:40 AM Permalink

​Thanks :)

shamir yanay

Posted on 4/25/18 2:43:03 PM Permalink


Georges Van Cauwenbergh

Posted on 7/7/17 3:35:27 PM Permalink

Thank you very much Derek for the updated version


silvio nocilla

Posted on 7/1/17 5:47:21 AM Permalink

​Thank you Dorsett for the update. It actually make more sense the way Blooms Taxonomy has been updated it approaches an applied vocational way of learning.

Thank you

Derek Dorsett

Posted on 7/1/17 4:36:07 AM Permalink

Stephanie Esparza

Posted on 6/22/17 3:38:41 AM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing. It will be a great help for this upcoming school year.

Ciera Hall

Posted on 6/14/17 12:52:44 AM Permalink

​Thanks for Sharing!

silvio nocilla

Posted on 5/31/17 7:10:36 AM Permalink

​Thanks useful guide

Angela Wong

Posted on 3/1/17 7:45:19 PM Permalink

​This is a great guide to have on hand - thank you for sharing!

Ash Verma

Posted on 11/23/16 6:44:20 PM Permalink

​Amazing guide to easy use of Bloom's taxomony. I have always heavily relied on Bloom's and now this document will be my bible! Thank you!!

David Badgley

Posted on 10/10/16 11:31:15 AM Permalink

​Good to have reminders of what is needed for student success in a creative environment. Thanks.

jeniffer homes

Posted on 10/5/16 12:39:26 PM Permalink

According to Benjamin Bloom, and his colleagues, there are six levels of cognition:

  1. Knowledge: rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts
  2. Comprehension: understanding what the facts mean
  3. Application: correct use of the facts, rules, or ideas in tabular form ​as seen here
  4. Analysis: breaking down information into component parts
  5. Synthesis: combination of facts, ideas, or information to make a new whole
  6. Evaluation: judging or forming an opinion about the information or situation

Ideally, each of these levels should be covered in each course and, thus, at least one objective should be written for each level. Depending on the nature of the course, a few of these levels may need to be given more emphasis than the others.

​i think we must have a look on this also = ​Task Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy

Mae Golden

Posted on 7/25/16 2:43:17 PM Permalink

Thanks for posting this. I am aware of Bloom's Taxonomy, but sometimes struggle with which level to implement and what the final result should look like. This is a great help!

Janet Lee

Posted on 7/18/16 3:23:14 AM Permalink

Adding rating. Excellent resource.

Janet Lee

Posted on 7/18/16 3:18:01 AM Permalink

Thank you for sharing.

One of the trainers shared the following excellent tips when commenting on my assignment and I want to share with you.

Bloom's Taxonomy

As a general rule, the word understand is considered a "weasel word" that some feel should be avoided in writing learning objectives. When you have a chance, check out the John Cline video: The sections that helped me are: 7:02-7:46. He lists a series of what he calls “weasel words” that, though he says they are part of Bloom’s Taxonomy, they should not be used because they are too general, lack specificity, and are not able to be measured.

Penny Dolin

Posted on 7/10/16 9:17:18 PM Permalink

Nice - thanks!

Diza Sauers

Posted on 6/25/16 12:29:11 AM Permalink

Awesome - I invoke the taxonomy often- nice way to make it pop

Susanne Tamir

Posted on 6/12/16 7:20:05 AM Permalink

Thanks that is very useful and good written would be a little easier to get it with an added graphic and the keywords ae great too thanks a lot for sharing!

Carleather Ponder

Posted on 5/20/16 2:35:18 PM Permalink

This is great material - it will help me as a plan my curriculum for the upcoming year.

Jonathan Green

Posted on 5/28/14 8:28:42 PM Permalink

This is a fantastic resource; especially for design/developing activities and assessment questions. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy Parker

Posted on 9/1/13 7:49:05 PM Permalink

This is a helpful resource, thank you.

Louis Jalaba

Posted on 8/16/13 3:53:57 PM Permalink

Thanks Quinto :)

Karen Hellyer

Posted on 8/7/13 4:44:45 PM Permalink

Derek Dorsett

Posted on 7/1/17 4:38:20 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing this. I learned about this revision this month and at first, I was disappointed but I am now excited to learn the new approach. Great link BTW. Also, Iowa State University has a great explanation: