Bloom’s Strategies: Gamify it!

6. Gamify it

One way to do so? Give points per level.

To encourage students to move from lower levels of Bloom’s to higher levels (and again, lower levels of bloom’s aren’t necessarily ‘bad’ and higher levels aren’t necessarily ‘good’), you can give fewer points for students if they ‘stay too long’ in the lower levels–in a classroom discussion, for example.

In this case, you could award the same number of points for lower and higher levels at first, but begin reducing points if students don’t increase the complexity of the discussion, their thinking, their writing, or whatever the assignment might be.

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