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DTDL: Levels of Thinking

Many educators have been using Bloom's Taxonomy to plan instruction since the launch of their careers in education.  It has become a fundamental part of designing learning activities and assessments.  Webb's Depth of Knowledge is a more recent addition to the educators' instructional toolbox and, in some schools, has become the preferred reference when planning.  Additionally, Puedentura's SAMR model has emerged as a trusted guide in helping educators understand the levels at which technology can be used in learning experiences.  All three of these leveled learning theories are valuable when planning instruction, but they can be combined to make even more powerful and engaging learning experiences!

In this collection we will explore resources that share how to use the different models and levels of thinking in tandem with technology tools to design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments.  Remember, it isn't WHICH tool you use but HOW you use the tool that is the most important.

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By the end of this collection, you will be able to:

  • Summarize current research that compares and contrasts 3 learning models
  • Identify similarities and differences between Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge
  • Incorporate digital tools in order to facilitate higher order thinking skills
  • Create an activity that utilizes specific levels of SAMR within a given range of cognitive thinking

Pre-Requisites:  None