Bloom's Digital Taxonomy


Definition (Anderson & Krathwohl)

Retrieving, recalling or recognizing knowledge from memory. Remembering is when memory is used to produce definitions, facts or lists, or recite or retrieve material

Key Verbs (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Recognizing, Listing, Describing, Identifying, Retrieving, Naming, Locating, Finding, Bullet pointing, Highlighting, Bookmarking, Social networking, Social bookmarking, Favoriting, Searching, Googling.

Possible Activities (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)


Word Processing, Mind maps, flashcards, presentation tools


Bb tests, Word Processing (locally- MS Word, Open Office or online- Google Docs)


Internet browsers using favorites and bookmarks, Google,

Social Networking

Facbook, Twitter, diigo, Digg, Google+, Flickr, LinkedIn

Basic Searches

Search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc), library catalog, professional databases


Definition (Anderson & Krathwohl)
Constructing meaning from different types of function whether written or graphic.

Key Verbs (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Interpreting, Summarizing, Inferring, Paraphrasing, Classifying, Comparing, Explaining, Exemplifying, Advanced searches, Boolean searches, Blog journaling, Twittering, Categorizing and tagging, Commenting, Annotating, Subscribing

Possible Activities (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Summary and/or explanation

Word processing mind maps, web publishing, simple desktop publishing (DTP) products, collaborative documents, wiki

Show and tell

Graphics, audio tools- audacity sound recorder & podcasting tools, video tools, mind maps, presentation tools

Advanced and Boolean searches

Using advanced search features


Blogs (WordPress), Facebook, ning,

Tagging, comments, and annotating

Discussion boards, forums, threaded discussions, blog readers, adobe acrobat reader


RSS aggregators and feeds


Definition (Anderson & Krathwohl)

Carrying out or using a procedure through executing or implementing.  Applying relates and refers to situations where learned material is used through products like models, presentation, interviews and simulations.

Key Verbs (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Implementing, carrying out, using, executing, running, loading, playing, operating, hacking, uploading, sharing, editing

Possible Activities (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)


GIMP, photo editors, comic creators, timeline creators, Paint

Sculpture or Demonstration

Screen capture, audio or video conferencing (Bb Collaborate) Google voice and video chat


PowerPoint, Google presentations, online presentation tools, Prezi, audio and video conferencing, interactive whiteboards, Sympodium


Video and sound tools, participating in a wiki, simple DTP product, collaborative documents


Online games, smartphone apps games, simulations


Definition (Anderson & Krathwohl)

Breaking material or concepts into parts, determining how the parts relate or interrelate to one another or to an overall structure or purpose.  Mental actions include differentiating, organizing and attributing as well as being able to distinguish between components.

Key Verbs (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Comparing, Organizing, Deconstructing, Attributing, Outlining, Structuring, Integrating, Mashing, Linking, Reverse-engineering, Cracking, Media clipping and Mind mapping

Possible Activities (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Survey & process

Web based tools – survey monkey, embedded polls and votes, social networking tools, word processing, spreadsheets, email, discussion boards, smartphones and texting


Relational – MySQL and Access, flat file db using spreadsheet, wikis, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) – Google Earth, Google Maps, Flickr, Arcview

Relationship mind maps

Herring or fish bone, SWOT analysis, PMI, Venn, online mind mapping tools


Wepage or blog entry, DTP, word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, Google forms, web tracking - Google Analytics & Pingdom

Graphs, spreadsheets & charts

Online graphing tools – Google spreadsheets & forms, Google analytics, spreadsheet, mind mapping tools, survey tools, online polls


Definition (Anderson & Krathwohl)

Making judgments based on criteria and standards through checking and critiquing.

Key Verbs (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Checking, Hypothesizing, Critiquing, Experimenting, Judging, Testing, Detecting, Monitoring, Commenting, Reviewing, Posting, Moderating, Collaborating, Networking, Reflecting, Product (alpha & beta) testing, Validating.

Possible Activities (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)

Debate or Panel Discussion

Chatrooms, email, discussion boards, forums, web conferencing

Report or Evaluation

WP or web published – Report, blog entry, wiki entry, webpage, DTP, presentation


Internet, online tools, camera, WP, GIS – Google Earth, Flickr

Verdict, Judgment or Conclusion

Word processing, DTP, Presentation, video, audio, conference

Critical commenting, reviewing, posting

Discussion boards, forums, blogs, wiki’s, twitter, threaded discussions, bulletin boards, chatrooms


Discussion boards, forums, blogs, wiki’s, twitter, threaded discussions, bulletin boards, chatrooms, video conferencing, instant messaging, txt and pxt messaging, live conferencing


Social networking, audio and video conferencing, email threads, telecommunications, live classroom


Definition (Anderson & Krathwohl)

Putting the elements together to form a coherent or functional whole; reorganizing elements into a new pattern or structure through generating, planning or producing.

Key Verbs (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)
Designing, Consulting, Planning, Inventing, Devising, Making, Programming, Filming, Animating, Blogging, Video blogging, Mixing, Remixing, Wiki-ing, Publishing, Podcasting, Directing/producing, Building or compiling mashups

Possible Activities (Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy)


Movie maker, iMovie, Adobe premier, online tools – Animoto, dvolver


PhotoStory 3, PowerPoint, online presentation tools – Prezi, Empress, Google Presentation


Word processing, PhotoStory 3, podcasting, comic creators, online tools – Bookr, Voicethread, Xtranormal, Go!animate


Finale notepad, SmartMusic, sound recorder, Audacity, podcasting tools


Google Sketchup, Blender, Xtranormal


Calendars; web or DTP, Freemind, WP

Project Management

Flow charts, Openproject, Ganttproject, mindmaps, Freemind, web calendars, web to-do lists