In a previous post, I offered a way to analyze a technology integration learning experience based on time and Bloom.
I would like to add another dimension, the important element of an academic standard or 21st Century Skill or predetermined school goal, to that grid.
Write down your technology-enhanced learning experience in the first column. Identify the level of the academic Standard in the second based on what is written in the lesson plan for that technology integration experience. Identify the highest level of Bloom in the third. Write down the number of minutes for this project. Multiple the second, third, and fourth columns. Remember that 0 times any number is still 0. If you feel your score is low, think of what you can do to improve the quality of the learning experience and modify it.
For example, for the technology integration learning experience of creating a website about a park, there is a 0 in the Standards since only the task, not the student academic learning, is mentioned. The Bloom’s level will be a 5.5 for creating a website. The time might be 10 hours or 640 minutes. So 0 (Standard) x 5.5 (Bloom) x 640 (Time) = a total score of 0. In a second example, a trip to describe a nature park (English Language Arts 1:Provides information for others) gets a 3 for the Standard, a 4 for Bloom’s Thinking Level for analyzing the park, and takes 40 minutes. The total is 3 (Standard) x 4 (Bloom) x 40 (Time) for a total score of 480.
So what is the learning score for the most recent technology-infused learning activity that your students have done? What is the learning score for a future technology-infused learning activity your students will do? How can you modify it to be more of a quality learning technology-infused experience?
© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007