Consider using blogging in your classroom for discussion and student reflection. Many teachers have found that students are more apt to share their insights when given this opportunity to write them as opposed to discussion in the classroom. Overall, students feel more comfortable and less intimated – especially students who are typically shy speaking in front of others. Blogging aligns with Bloom’s Taxonomy Revised Version (Andrew Churches, 2008):
Remembering – Students must recognize, list, identify, retrieve, and describe when posting their response to a Blog.
Understanding – This assignment allows student to interpret, summarize, infer, and explain their findings and opinion.
Applying – Students are required to share their findings with their instructor and classmates. They are applying their search engine skills to locate information necessary to complete the assignment.
Analyzing -The Blog assignment requires students to compare opinions and organize their thoughts prior to posting their reply..
Evaluating – The assignments encourage students to hypothesize and apply discretion when reviewing and commenting.
Creating – Blogging allows student to create content on the Web. They are building a portfolio of their achievements in their educational process.
Andrew Churches. (2008, April 1). Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally. Retrieved June 5, 2012, from Tech & Learning: http://www.techlearning.com/article/44988#