Author Archives: Martyn Call

Those Bloom’in Apps

Bloom’s Taxonomy has been a big focus in our SIP this year.  I also (cheekily) asked my HT if there was money in the budget for an iPad to trail in class.  When a shiny new iPad arrived on my desk my first thought was “how am I going to incorporate Bloom’s into iPad use?” I done some research online and found a few American peers who’d been trying to do the same thing.

I downloaded a few apps and trialed their use in the class and came up with the following graphic. It’s not a new idea – alas, I’m lacking in the top section of Bloom’s pyramid, but I’m working on it – but I’ve focused on apps which are free and available on both Apple and Android platforms. Also included a table that explains which apps I’ve used. Icons only help so much.

I’ve only used a few of these apps in class, and I’ll be blogging about their use next. I’d be very interested to hear what other teachers have been using, and how you’ve used it to drive T+L in your class.

Bloom'in Apps

Remembering Understanding Applying Analysing Evaluating Creating
Searching Google Annotating
Notability
Present
Show me
Ted Talks Posting
Edmodo
Video
Vidtrim
Mindmap Popplet Tweeting
Twitter
Editing
Olive Office P
Organising
Evernote
Moderating
Googledocs
Animate
Drawing Cartoons
Word Process
Googledocs
Blogging
Edublogs
Presenting
Prezi
Surveying
Firefox
Collaborate
Dropbox
Comics
Comic Life
Flashcards
Flashcard Del
Watching
Khan Academ
Interviewing
Skype
Bookmark
Pintrest
Discussion
G+
Graphics
Pro-create
Listing
Remember the milk
Subscribing
gReader
Bookmark
Diigo
National Geo Blogging
Wordpress
Photos
Instragram

The Pick of the #pedagoofriday Tweets 04/05/12

What a week guys!!
Is everyone shy?  I think we need more videos next week. I’m working on a good one – but I need to get all made up first.

Yr 11 poetry revision: '30 seconds to list poems that feature power/loss/isolation/identity etc' whiteboard ready, timer on! #PedagooFriday
@nicnacraph
Nic Raphael
#pedagoofriday drawing pies charts of the 4 themes and their significance so far as connect in year 9 English #manglish
#PedagooFriday had INSET & had time to step back at look at how far we have come on CfE journey. Deserved a pat on the back as dpt doing FAB
#pedagoofriday Pupils own assembly about the four capacities - focus: bottletops they've been collecting to raise money for wheelchairs
@missjillyteach
Jill Adams
Tried out Video #PedagooFriday today featuring @ Amazing what you can do with an iPh*ne and a spare min http://t.co/BSkHRe0w
@fkelly
Fearghal Kelly

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S2 science classes did 'three line' write ups for gravity experiments.Setup.Observation.Explanation.#pedagoofriday
@drewburrett
Drew Burrett
This week I created first lesson using TED-ED flip a video platform. Can't wait to use in class #pedagoofriday
@hectpowles
Hecto Powles

Pick of the #PedagooFriday tweets 24/02/12

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to a great #pedagoofriday 🙂
This selection of tweets represents just a small number of the brilliant tweets sharing good practice.  So: what’s been happening in your classroom this week?

@ had P7s research Eco issues to teach P4 kids how to make infographics. #responsible citizens #pedagoofriday
@learningjay
Jay Helbert
#pedagoofriday Building dioramas of key incidents in Julius Caesar with Playmobil. Took photos with iPhone and mailed them to pc immediately
@funky_penguin
Judith Weston
#pedagoofriday Classes making water-cycle come alive with models using fish tanks, soil and plants. evaporation/condensation/precipitation
@GilchristGeorge
George Gilchrist
S1 creating and editing a class magazine on the topic Sexting and Internet Safety. Proud of the way they have taken control #pedagoofriday
@Alan_Hamilton
Alan Hamilton
#pedagoofriday S4 watching 'Freedom Writers' DVD and getting really engaged with the kids in it. Should be good for impromptu writing Monday
@daveterron
David Terron
#pedagoofriday this week I have used prezi with students for independent work and data analysis in PE (pic eg of work) http://t.co/yWqx4YMD
@mrbulmerPE
Mr Bulmer
#pedagoofriday screenshot from one of my S3 Tracker videos. Points give position, allow PC to find speed. http://t.co/fsxSI9R6
@drewburrett
Drew Burrett
Taught netbook-using class to minimise WP's left menu & use Screen Options 1 column etc. to max writing space. #pedagoofriday #glowblogs
@dgilmour
David Gilmour
#PedagooFriday did revision with S1 by having them make up questions that they thought might be in a test then doing each others
@jonesieboy
Robert Jones
Very pleased with food and farming efforts today Some good Geography to come nxt wk http://t.co/R62i2Kzz #pedagoofriday #geographyteacher
#pedagoofriday getting S1 pupils to take images on mobile phones and bringing them in to class to edit on Photoplus 11.
@Dumbarton_MP
Michael Penny
#PedagooFriday Tried the "I'm Changing" activity from the Invisible Teaching book @ gave me to show why change can be hard. Fab!
@fkelly
Fearghal Kelly