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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy

An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy in this six-part series.
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Diane Darrow is an artist, Reading Recovery teacher, and library media specialist at Bel Aire Elementary in Tiburon, CA. You can follow her on Twitter at @dianedarrow.

In this six-part series, I will highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. Given the size and current exponential growth of the app market, I will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking.

See the entire series below


Part One: K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering

Part Two: K-5 iPad Apps for Understanding

Part Three: K-5 iPad Apps for Applying

Part Four: K-5 iPad Apps for Analyzing

Part Five: K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating

Part Six: K-5 iPad Apps for Creating

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Dionne Lewis's picture
Dionne Lewis
Technology Teacher for Pinewood Elementary

I am going to share this with my colleagues we are about to switch to I-Pads next year this sure will help.

fiona1's picture
Reading Recovery Teacher /Reading Interventionist

This information is so well thought out and useful. I too, am a Reading Recovery teacher and am exploring using an ipad during lessons and to provide parents with suggested apps. I saw the magnetic letters app you noted. If you have any other suggestions, I would be so grateful.Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

I came across this Google Doc created by a NJ Superintendent Scott Rocco (@ScottRRocco). He created this collaborative doc to invite everyone to add what apps they use and what level of Bloom's Taxonomy it addresses. Add your own or just check out what's been added. Right now, it has over 80 apps!


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