Verbal/Linguistic These "word smart" people learn best through language including speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Technological Activities include: –e-books, –interactive books on CD-ROM, –other text-based software.
Logical/Mathematical These "number smart" people learn best through numbers, reasoning, and problem solving. Technological Activities include: –Creating/manipulating data they find on the Internet. –Provide them with a video camera to record their scientific experiment.
Visual/Spatial These "picture smart" people learn best visually and tend to organize their thinking spatially. Technological Activities include: –Encourage students to combine visual elements such as editing photographs or enhancing line drawings. –Encourage them to add other intelligences such as written or oral descriptions or discussions. –Ask them to make visual metaphors and stories.
Bodily/Kinesthetic These "body smart" people learn best through physical activity such as dance, hands-on tasks, constructing models, and any kind of movement. Technological Activities include: –Give these students a video camera and let them record their movement such as a wood working activity or a skit.
Musical/Rhythmic These "music smart" people learn best through sounds including listening and making sounds such as songs, rhythms, patterns, and other types of auditory expression. Technological Activities include: –Provide students with audio and video recorders to capture their musical expressions. –Ask them to choose appropriate music to go with a slide show, artwork, or poem. –Create and record hand-made instruments.
Interpersonal These "social smart" people learn best through interaction with other people through discussions, cooperative work, or social activities. Technological Activities include: –Group webquest and PowerPoint Presentations
Naturalist These "nature" people learn best through the interactions with the environment including outdoor activities, field trips, and involvement with plants and animals. Technological Activities include: –Virtual field trips, virtual dissections, CBLs and Probes, and digital photography.
Existentialist These "wondering" people learn best through seeing the "big picture" of human existence by asking philosophical questions about the world. Technological Activities include : – , chat, list servers, teleconferencing –other interactive communication tools to help students address their questions.
Relevant Standards Core Content StudentTeacher
Core Content Creates a certain comfort level –Designing lessons –Implementing lessons –Participating in lessons Provides a wealth of information –Internet –Content related software
Teacher Standard 3 Designs/Plans Instruction Standard 5 Implements/Manages Instruction Standard 4 Creates/Maintains Learning Climate Standard 10 Demonstrates Implementation of Technology
Student Creates opportunity –Students can learn/understand information –Students can utilize learning styles other than their own
Benefits Allows students to be successful Allows students with disabilities to be on the same playing field as their peers More student control over their learning
Barriers Lack of funding and resources Finding the best fit for the content Overwhelming amount of resources
Conclusion Every child enters this world with a passion for learning. As educators we can do one of two things - either emblazon that desire for learning - or extinguish it. If we choose to dampen their full potential, then we take the chance of crushing their spirits as well. If educators create a climate that truly empowers children, then they will not want to leave that environment. Teachers must continue to take risks, try new techniques, explore new technologies, for through these actions, they will turn a child's talents along with his passion for learning into a powerful, creative force.