The first level of Bloom’s Taxonomy sets a solid foundation for your learners. This level is an entry point to more complex forms of learning. Objectives written at this level of the taxonomy will be most similar to asking learners to memorize or recall facts.
Sample “Remembering” Action Verbs
- Curating & Bookmarking
The second level of Bloom’s Taxonomy asks students to explain ideas and concepts in their own words, discuss problems or ideas, or evaluate their completion of an activity in the “remembering” stage.
Sample “Understanding” Action Verbs
- Tagging (tagging your curriculum for example)
In this level of the Bloom’s Taxonomy, learners will apply what they’ve previously learned and apply it to a problem or scenario. The application stage can take place in both groups and individually. This stage is well suited for real-world application and workforce relevant classroom experiences.
Sample “Applying” Action Verbs
- Acting out
- Revising Search Keywords
In the analysis level of Bloom’s taxonomy, learners are approaching higher-order thinking and learning skills. Activities in this level will ask students to find the solution to a problem, identify fallacies in an argue, and use their critical thinking skills to understand how different concepts work together.
Sample “Analyzing” Action Verbs
- Categorizing (e.g., web content, search results, etc.)
- Breaking Down
- Strategic Hyperlinking
- Supporting (e.g., a cause)
In this level of Bloom’s Taxonomy, students are asked to make educated judgements and identify the difference between facts, opinions, and inferences. These value judgements can be executed through activities such as the justification of a decision, an experiment, or validation of data.
Sample “Evaluating” Action Verbs
- Arguing & Debating
- Iterating or Pivoting (e.g., a startup or app)
- Reviewing (e.g., a service or platform)
In the final level of Bloom’s Taxonomy, students are able to demonstrate full knowledge. They are able to apply, analyze, and evaluate in order to create something. Activities can range from detailed essays, to programming softwares, to roleplaying in a discussion board.
Sample “Creating” Action Verbs
- Wiki Building
- Designing (a Presentation or Prezi or YouTube Channel)