To help teachers ask questions that encourage student reflection and higher-order thinking, TeachThought has created a list of question stems appropriate for each of the six levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. The question stems can be used for any content area or discipline. For example, to encourage thinking at Bloom’s comprehension level, teachers might ask, “Can you retell ___ in your own words?” For the higher synthesis level, suggested stems might include, “What would you infer from ___?” and “What might happen if you combine ___ with ___?” TeachThought’s websiteprovides a chart listing all the stems, as well as verbs to use in crafting questions at each level of the taxonomy (define, interpret, revise, and so forth).
The biannual National Cyber League (NCL) Competition simulates real-life cyberthreats in a safe environment for high school students to learn how to defend organizations against such threats and keep them secure.
Educational technology research and development will gain additional levels of perspective with Digital Promise’s launch of the Center for Inclusive Innovation. The goal is to bring in communities of color to participate as “co-creators and collaborators” in educational innovation.
The Clean Tech Competition is a worldwide research and design challenge for precollege youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.