Class 21: PowerPoint Games-Bloom's Taxonomy

By now you should have created these slides:
  • Title slide
  • Story slide
  • Direction slide
  • Game preparation slide (optional)
  • Game piece slide (optional)
  • Credits slide
  • Educational objective slide
  • Feedback slide for correct answer
  • Feedback slide for wrong answer
  • The headquarter slide

As you continue working on your PowerPoint games -- it is important to focus on the instructional value of your game -- and value is added through good questions. What makes a good question?

Bloom's Taxonomy is an easy way to learn more about various levels of questioning. Even young children can use Bloom's Taxonomy to improve their work.Here's a video of a class of children who use it to design literature units. Use the resources from the Website : Thinking about thinking to help your understand what makes a good question.

Bloom's Taxonomy PowerPoint Presentation

After the presentation, you are going to take your three questions "up a level" on Bloom's Taxonomy. Use these improved questions as a model for all 25 questions to be included in your game. Don't forget that you can checkout textbooks from the Curriculum Materials Center in room 207, Aderhold, for more ideas for questions (just make sure you're not plagiarizing!)

For Wednesday:
Continue working on your game in class. I will be in oral defense for the Comprehensive Exams to be qualified as a doctoral candidate. Ms. Gretchen Thomas will help with your projects in the class.

You have a handout on scanning in gameboards if you choose to draw yours by hand. As you work -- review student samples and the PowerPoint Games Project Rubric to ensure that you are meeting the expectations of the assignment.

For Friday:
Please have all the components of your PowerPoint game ready for peer review on that day. Your review will be counted for 0.5 point in your final grade.

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