* Bloom’s Taxonomy divides the way people learn into three domains.
*One of the domains is the cognitive domain, which emphasizes intellectual outcomes.
*There are six levels of cognition:
- Knowledge: rote memorization, recognition, or recall of facts
- Comprehension: understanding what the facts mean
- Application: correct use of the facts, rules, or ideas
- Analysis: breaking down information into component parts
- Synthesis: combination of facts, ideas, or information to make a new whole
- Evaluation: judging or forming an opinion about the information or situation
* SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning.
* S- substitution, A-Augmentation, M- Modification, R- Redefinition
*Dr. Madeline Hunter's research indicates that effective teachers usually include the following elements in their lessons:
1) Anticipatory Set - A short activity, dispatch or prompt that focuses the students' attention and ties previous lessons to today's lesson.
2) Purpose - An explanation of the importance of this lesson and a statement concerning what students will be able to do when they have completed it.
3) Input - The vocabulary, skills, and concepts to be learned.
4) Modeling - The teacher demonstrates what is to be learned.
5) Guided Practice - The teacher leads the students through the steps necessary to perform the skill using multiple modalities.
6) Checking For Understanding - The teacher uses a variety of questioning strategies to determine if the students are understanding.
7) Independent Practice - The teacher releases students to practice on their own.
8) Closure - A review or wrap-up of the lesson.