I’m currently enrolled in another class through HP Catalyst Academy called Flipping Your Class: An Analytics-Based Approach. The course includes a discussion of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
Many educators may know that Creating is at the top of the pyramid. Lorin Anderson has flipped that model to emphasize how important creating is for today’s digital students. You can read more at her blog: http://plpnetwork.com/2012/05/15/flipping-blooms-taxonomy/.
Her blog post discusses how Bloom’s has usually been organized: “a pyramid suggests that one cannot effectively begin to address higher levels of thinking until those below them have been thoroughly addressed. Consequently (at least in the view of many teachers who learned the taxonomy as part of their college training) Blooms becomes a “step pyramid” that one must arduously try to climb with your learners. Only the most academically adept are likely to reach the pinnacle.” After reading her post, it validated my desire to teach at the top of the pyramid, promoting creativity and collaboration. I agree: too much time spent at the basement of Bloom’s does little to facilitate higher order thinking skills.