Good questioning techniques provide a variety of purposes. Some include, involving students to participate, increasing motivation, and developing critical thinking skills. Classroom teachers know that in order to develop these critical thinking skills one must apply Bloom’s Taxonomy to your level of questioning. While using ClassFlow assessments, activities, and polling, teachers can provide questions that apply to all levels.

 

What is Bloom’s Taxonomy?

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy provides critical groundwork for teachers to focus on developing high order thinking. By providing a hierarchy of levels, Bloom’s Taxonomy can assist teachers in creating performance tasks, providing feedback on student work, and crafting questions for class discussions.

 

These hierarchy level’s can be described as:

 

Knowledge – recall data or information
Comprehension – understand meaning
Application – use a concept in a new situation
Analysis – separate concepts into parts; distinguish between facts and inferences
Synthesis – combine parts to form new meaning
Evaluation – make judgments about the value of ideas or products

 

Applying Bloom’s

 

ClassFlow’s polling, activity, and assessment features provide a variety of ways to incorporate different levels of questioning—

Knowledge

When would you use this?
Bellwork
Entrance/Exit Tickets
Quick Review
True/False Polling
Banging your head against the wall burns 150 calories an hour
ClassFlow Features:
Polling
Assessment
Activity
Multiple Choice Poll
Which state has the largest population?
A. New York
B. Texas
C. California
D. Florida

Comprehension:

When would you use this?
Bellwork
During Instruction
Centers

Categorizing Activity:

ClassFlow Features:
Polling
Assessment
Activity

Application:

When would you use this?
Post-Instruction
Centers
Independent Work
Creative Poll

Create a tweet that paraphrases the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart”.

ClassFlow Features:
Polling
Assessment
Activity
Number Poll/Math Question Type Assessment

Michaela and Gilda read the same book. It takes Michaela about 8 minutes to read a chapter, and Gilda about 10 minutes. There are 9 chapters in the book. How many fewer minutes does Michaela spend reading than Gilda?

Analysis:

When would you use this?
Post- Story/Video
Think-Pair-Share
Article Analysis
Lesson- Based Assessment with Passage: 
ClassFlow Features:
Polling
Assessment
Activity

Synthesis:

When would you use this?
Centers
Inquiry -Based Instruction
Project-Based Instruction
Creative Poll
Create a diagram or visual organizer that shows the main events in the novel and the relationships among them.
ClassFlow Features:
Polling
Assessment
Activity
Creative Response Type Question
Based on the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird,  Lee describes several places in Maycomb, such as the Radley house and the courtroom. Make a map of Maycomb, or create a drawing or model of one specific location.

Evaluation:

When would you use this?
Exit Ticket
Post-Instruction
Assessments
Text Poll
How do you feel about the new topic we learned today? In your answer, be specific. Think about the following questions to help your answer, could you teach someone else this topic? Do you need more time with the material? Do you need more practice?
ClassFlow Features:
Polling
Assessment
Likert Scale Poll
Rate yourself on a scale of 1-5 on how comfortable you are with _____________.

1 – Not comfortable at all; 5 – I could teach the material.