Blooming Year Round


Bloom’s Taxonomy is a multi-tiered model for classifying thinking according to six cognitive levels. The original 1956 publication was revised in 2001 with changes to terminology, structure, and emphasis. Over the past 57 years, Bloom’s Taxonomy has proven to be an effective resource to educators when writing objectives, instruction, activities, and evaluations.

Educational Origami, a wikispace by Andrew Churches, includes helpful resources such as Digital Taxonomy Verbs for each cognitive domain. Kathy Schrock’s Bloomin’ Apps webpage categorizes apps by domain.

Schrock encourages us to reflect on the triangular shape Bloom’s taxonomies utilize and to consider her “Cogs of Cognition.” Which display do you prefer and why?