Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

The Technology Driven Student: How to Apply Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy to the Digital Generations
Brad C. Wedlock, M.S; Roslin Growe, Ed.D.

Abstract
A growing concern is being voiced on educating the modern digital student. As of now, the landscape of education can be considered that of a revolution with technology being the engine powering it. The proliferation of technology has given birth to the biggest generational gap since the induction of rock and roll music; however the field of education has yet to structure teaching and learning to match the millennial generation. This article does not propose an update to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, but rather calls attention to the need of adapting the revised taxonomy to a new generation of students. This theoretical piece presents an overview of the evolution of Bloom’s Original Taxonomy to Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy to the start of what is termed Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. The authors argue that current restrictions on the use of technology in the classroom, although well intentioned, fail to build a connection between the classroom and reality. Education has been a cornerstone of human life and success, and if educators are to keep the interest of the youth, adaptation and modification may be necessary.

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