13 Bloom’s Taxonomy apps for showing true thinking skills


Apps that fit into the “evaluating” stage improve the user’s ability to judge material or methods based on criteria set by themselves or external sources.

4. Blogsy
It’s been called one of the best blogging tools on the iPad, as the app allows users to take advantage of what the iPad does best: Adding your photos and videos is as easy as dragging them from the media sidebar and dropping them into your blog post. It’s designed to make  writing blog posts as easy as possible, saving the hassle of jumping from app to app to manually copy/paste embed codes or links. $5

5. Fuze
This free app lets users run their own online conferences and meetings, using audio/video and chat for collaboration across the miles. Keynote, PowerPoint, and other documents can be shared right in the app. Free.


Apps that fit into the “analyzing” stage improve the user’s ability to differentiate between the relevant and irrelevant, determine relationships, and recognize the organization of content.

6. Ideament (formerly Idea Sketch)
This app lets you easily draw a diagram — mind map, concept map, or flow chart — and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, etc. Free.

7. Easy Chart
Creates a variety of charts from inputted data (think bar/line/pie/sidebar charts), and works even without an internet connection. Basic, but helpful. Free.


Apps that fit into the applying stage provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their ability to implement learned procedures and methods.

8. WolframAlpha
The app of the popular knowledge-based search engine, students can use data, computation, and sophisticated algorithms to answer their questions. $3

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