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Higher Order Thinking Skills in Minecraft

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I have uploaded my first video to YouTube (please be kind interwebs).

I Identified all three Higher Order Thinking Skills in Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy – analyzing, evaluating, and creating.  In the future, I plan to upload a walk-through  of Bad Piggies and Dragon Box.  These were the games I asked my participants to play for my dissertation on Higher Order Thinking Skills in iPad Games.

Games and Higher Order Thinking Skills

Minecraft iPad Pocket EditionNew Bloom Triangle

For my dissertation, I am investigating Higher Order Thinking Skills (analyzing, evaluating, and creating) in digital games.  I would like to find games, on the iPad, that develop these skills.  Unfortunately, I have not found many games for middle school and High school students which develop Higher Order Thinking Skills.  If you have discovered some of these games, please let me know, so that I can include them in my dissertation.

Thanks.

Bloom, B. S. (1956). Taxonomy of educational objectives,  handbook 1: Cognitive domain. New York: Longmans Green.
Anderson, L. W. (86). Krathwohl (Eds.). (2001). A Taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives.

Games and Higher Order thinking skills

Doug Adams provides good observations and great quotes on video games and Higher Order Thinking Skills.

To watch the slide presentation click here;