You’re going to want to turn on your printer and fire up a PDF viewer. This is just that good. It’s called the Padagogy Wheel and it offers a fantastically useful perspecitve on how to figure out which iPad apps work with Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. Created by Allan Carrington, this thing is a monster and deserves some focused attention. So I’d make a personal plea to save the hi-res image (below) or print out the PDF (available here) and then spend your long weekend closely examining this thing.
The Padagogy Wheel takes an expanded approach Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and offers 62 iPad apps that fit into the organized chaos that is Bloom’s. On Allan’s blog (check it out, it’s great!) he explains that not every app is perfect and that there’s always room to improve. So I’d recommend you check out his blog and offer up your comments, questions, etc. as he ha spent a pantload of time on this thing and I just know you’d enjoy learning about this if you haven’t already.
What do you think of some of the apps and where they’re placed on the wheel? Are there some missing? Personally, I think a lot of the apps could live in multiple parts of the wheel (like Twitter, for example, could live in ‘Analyse’ as well as ‘Apply’) and that this thing could be even bigger than the 62 apps you see below. Another interesting note is that ‘Remember’ and ‘Understand’ are combined. In any case, this wheel is flat-out awesome and I don’t usually get this excited about visual guides. This one is just different and my digital hat goes off to Allan for his hard work. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
The Padagogy Wheel: