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Spring is the Time of Presenters in Maine Township 207

February and March have been busy months for Technology and Education Conferences and several staff members in Maine Township 207 have been actively presenting. Listed below are the conferences and our presenters. Those staff members marked with an asterisk are Google Certified Educators. If you are looking for a presenter on one of the topics search for anyone below.
Illinois Computing Educators Conference - February 24-27 Aida Awad*: Workshop - Google Apps in the Collaborative Classroom Michael Biondo*: ICE Teacher of the Year, Workshop - Five Fantastic Features of Formative Assessment and Supporting Tech Tools, Breakout - Engage! Using Google Apps to Enhance Learning Neil Charlet*: Workshop - Chrome-ology: Getting the most out of your Chromebook David Fermanich: Workshop - Google Forms and Autocrat, Breakout - Peardeck, a tech tool for formative assessments Allison Gest*: Breakout - Engage! Using Google Apps to Enhance Learning Jim Gubbins: Breakout: Make Your Classroom STEAM with Creativ…

In Response to: Grant Wiggins "5 unfortunate misunderstandings that almost all educators have about Bloom’s Taxonomy"

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This post is in response to: Grant Wiggins' post "5 unfortunate misunderstandings that almost all educators have about Bloom’s Taxonomy" (also left as a comment on the blog).

This post strongly mirrors a presentation (http://goo.gl/jr72Fz - start at slide 29 for information related to this post) I recently gave that focused on the Affective Domain - the Second Domain that the group that Bloom chaired published (see image above). I love this quote from Bloom about Book 1: 
"One of the most widely cited yet least read books in American education" I believe that by focusing solely on the Cognitive Domain with limited understanding of its purpose, and not taking the time to understand the true scope of what the three domains were trying to uncover about measuring learning, that we have done a great disservice to students and teachers in regards to the arts of learning and teaching. At the same time we have over simplified what it takes to measure mastery. By only foc…