Introduction

This page is not about defining the different facets of Multiple intelligences, there are enough sites that do this far more adequately than I can (see references and resources). Rather this page is about linking the traditional approaches to the Multiple intelligences and matching these with complementry digital strategies, tools and activities.

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Visual Spatial “Picture Smart”.

Definitions

These are people who are aware of their environment and think in terms of spaces. They think visually and spatiatially.

Like to learn by:

  • Drawings,
  • imagery,
  • to create pictures, diagrams and charts,
  • reading maps,
  • doing jigsaws and visual puzzles

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Models, Dioramas & 3D Models
Graphics, Images and Photos
Television, film
timelines
Graphs and charts
Scrap books
Concept mapping
Graphics Tools
(See The Gimp, paint.net, Corel draw, Staroffice Draw, Inkscape MS Paint, the GIMP, Tuxpaint, paint.Net, Adobe Photoshop, Photostory 3 )
CAD Software
(Sketchup - http://sketchup.google.com)
Mapping and GPS
(http://maps.google.com http://earth.google.com)
Animation Software
(ANIMOTO http://animoto.com DVolver http://www.dfilm.com/live/moviemaker.html )
Comic creation tools
(See Comic creation tools)
Presentation software
( Impress, Powerpoint, Google documents - http://doc.google.com Keynote Zoho presenter - http://www.zoho.com Open Office
Voicethread, Slideshare)
DTP Tools
(Microsoft Publisher, PagePlus, Adobe pagemaker,
scribus)
Web development
Video conferencing
(skype - http://www.skype.com Google video conferencing - http://mail.google.com )
Matching exercises
Concept mapping
(MindMeister - Bubbl.us, Gliffy, CMap Tools,
Skrbl, writeboard , inspiration, kidspiration, VUE Visual Understanding Environment, Mind Manager, Freemind, Microsoft Visio, smartideas, Mind mapping - MindMeister, Compendium)
Visual games
Photo and video sharing sites
(http://www.youtube.com http://teachertube.com http://www.flickr.com )


Bodily Kinesthetic “Body Smart”.

Definitions

These are people with a good sense of body awareness, they enjoy movement and kinesthetic learning.

Like to learn by:

  • Physical activity or experience,
  • hands on tasks
  • movement,
  • making things,
  • touching

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Dance
Movement
role playing
acting
skits
demonstrations
hands on learning
Video production
(Mixercast http://www.mixercast.com/ Jumpcut http://www.jumpcut.com/ Eyespot http://www.eyespot.com/ Pinnacle Share http://www.pinnacleshare.com Cuts http://www.cuts.com Splashcast http://web.splashcast.net/ TouFee http://www.toufee.com/)
Claymation stop motion
Animations
(ANIMOTO http://animoto.com DVolver http://www.dfilm.com/live/moviemaker.html )
Virtual field trips
Robots
virtual worlds
(second life)
virtual laboratories
VR
Microscope and camera
data logging

Musical Rhythmic “Music Smart”

Definitions

These people like music and rhythm, they study with music and are sound sensitive. See Auditory learning

Like to learn by:

  • Listening,
  • turning lessons in to music,
  • raps etc.
  • Like rhythmical speech
  • poetry

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Performance
composition
poetry
tape recording
listening to music
Video production
(Mixercast http://www.mixercast.com/ Jumpcut http://www.jumpcut.com/ Eyespot http://www.eyespot.com/ Pinnacle Share http://www.pinnacleshare.com Cuts http://www.cuts.com Splashcast http://web.splashcast.net/ TouFee http://www.toufee.com/)
Film &video
(Players Microsoft media player, Real player, Quicktime
materials - Clickview Google Video,teacher.TV YouTube, Teachertube,
)
vodcast and podcast
(Video Blogging tools Google Video,teacher.TV YouTube, Teachertube
,
Audio Blogging tools - Audacity itunes Podcastalley - Voicethread )
Audio production
( Audacity
Blabberize http://www.blabberize.com/ Looplab http://www.looplabs.com/ jamglue http://www.jamglue.com VUVOX http://www.vuvox.com/ )
Loop based music software
Audio books
(http://www.librivox.com)
Music sites
Music composition tools
DVD/CD construction


Interpersonal “People Smart”

Definitions

These people like to understand and interact with other people. They like to know motivations and intentions.

Like to learn by:

  • Interaction,
  • discussion group activities,
  • talking,
  • dialogue,
  • co-operative work
  • social activities

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Discussions
tutorials
group activities
tutorials
seminars
Peer tutoring
Blogs
(classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines)
email and threaded discussions.
(Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG)
internet research.
Chat and instant messaging
(Instant messaging -
Moodle, Outlook, skype, Yahoo messenger, Microsoft messenger, IRC)
Audio and video conferencing
(skype - http://www.skype.com Google video conferencing - http://mail.google.com )
Social networks
(Social Networking Tools - First class,
Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, Facebook, MySpace, Friendster Second Life: Class Home Page Builder:)
MMORPG and collaborative games
Video recording
(Mixercast http://www.mixercast.com/ Jumpcut http://www.jumpcut.com/ Eyespot http://www.eyespot.com/ Pinnacle Share http://www.pinnacleshare.com Cuts http://www.cuts.com Splashcast http://web.splashcast.net/ TouFee http://www.toufee.com/)
Group presentations
( Impress, Powerpoint,
Google documents - http://doc.google.com Keynote Zoho presenter - http://www.zoho.com Open Office
Voicethread, Slideshare,)
Virtual worlds
(secondlife)
Wikis and collaborative documents
(http://www.wikispaces.co http://www.wetpaint.com http://docs.google.com http://www.buzzword.com http://www.zoho.com )


Intrapersonal “Self Smart”

Definitions

These people understand their own feelings and goals. They work well and comfortably independently. They are self reflective, self motivated and sometimes appear to be shy.

Like to learn by:

  • Independent study
  • introspection,
  • self reflection and analysis,
  • personal goal setting

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Writing notes
diagramming concepts and concept mapping
recording ideas
Research
Blog journaling/diary
(classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines)
Personal reflections through audio, video and blog
Word processing tools
(open office, StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word,Abiword, Notepad, one-note, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com)
Desktop Publishing tools
(Microsoft Publisher, PagePlus, Adobe pagemaker,
scribus)
Concept mapping tools
(MindMeister - Bubbl.us, Gliffy, CMap Tools,
Skrbl, writeboard , inspiration, kidspiration, VUE Visual Understanding Environment, Mind Manager, Freemind, Microsoft Visio, smartideas, Mind mapping - MindMeister, Compendium)
Structured study programmes
Internet research
Note taking



Linguistic “Word Smart”

Definitions

These are people with well developed auditory skills. They learn best through language. They like written and spoken language. They like to express themselves, convince others both orally and in written format. See read/write learner.

Like to learn by:

  • Reading,
  • playing word games,
  • writing,
  • creating story & poetry
  • story telling and dialogue
  • explaining, discussing & talking

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Note taking
listening
reading and researching
writing
listing, reviewing, critiquing defining
talking, speaking, discussing, explaining, debating and chatting
sharing
Story-telling
interviewing
Dramatizing, acting, role playing
Text processing/authoring via WP, DTP, presentation and web tools
(Word Processing open office, StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word,Abiword, Notepad, one-note, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com)
(desktop Publishing Microsoft Publisher, PagePlus, Adobe pagemaker, scribus)
wiki creation
( http://www.wikispaces.com http://www.wetpaint.com)
Social networking
(Social Networking Tools - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, Facebook, MySpace, Friendster Second Life: Class Home Page Builder:)
Blog publishing
(classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines)
chatting and instant messaging.
(Instant messaging - Moodle, Outlook, skype, Yahoo messenger, Microsoft messenger, IRC)
Story creations tools
Audio and video production
( Audacity Blabberize http://www.blabberize.com/ Looplab http://www.looplabs.com/ jamglue http://www.jamglue.com VUVOX http://www.vuvox.com/)
(Mixercast http://www.mixercast.com/ Jumpcut http://www.jumpcut.com/ Eyespot http://www.eyespot.com/ Pinnacle Share http://www.pinnacleshare.com Cuts http://www.cuts.com Splashcast http://web.splashcast.net/ TouFee http://www.toufee.com/)
email and threaded discussions
( Electronic mail - Online solutions hotmail gmail etc Hosted solutions - Microsoft exchange, First class
Threaded Discussion - First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG)
internet research.)

Logical Mathematical “Number Smart”

Definitions

These people like logic, numbers, reasoning, analysis and calculating. They like to analyse problems mathematically and scientifically. They employ deductive reasoning and like patterns and process.

Like to learn by:

  • Experimentation
  • calculation and measurement
  • mathematical investigation
  • scientific process
  • organising, manipulating and processing data

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Experiments & investigations
measurement
charts graphs and displays
data processing and organisation
problem solving
classifying, sequencing and organising
research
statistics
Virtual experiments, web quests etc
deductive games
Organisation tools – project management, databases, calendars etc
(Calendaring - Outlook, outlook express First class, Moodle, Ning, Blackboard, ELGG
project managment - Ganttproject, MS Project, openproj
task management task coach, First class, Moodle Outlook
)
data collection, processing and presentation tools
(Spreadsheet Star Office Calc, Staroffice Math Open Office, MS Excel, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com
Calculators
- Standard and scientific calculators)
CAD
(http://sketchup.google.com)
Surveying tools
(First class Education,
Moodle, Blackboard, ELGG LAMS, SurveyMonkey, eXe, scorm objects,)
Concept mapping & argument tools
(MindMeister - Bubbl.us, Gliffy, CMap Tools,
Skrbl, writeboard , inspiration, kidspiration, VUE Visual Understanding Environment, Mind Manager, Freemind, Microsoft Visio, smartideas, Mind mapping - MindMeister, Compendium)
Animation
(ANIMOTO http://animoto.com DVolver http://www.dfilm.com/live/moviemaker.html )
Scientific tools probes, microscope
Time lapse video and video Movement analysis
(Mixercast http://www.mixercast.com/ Jumpcut http://www.jumpcut.com/ Eyespot http://www.eyespot.com/ Pinnacle Share http://www.pinnacleshare.com Cuts http://www.cuts.com Splashcast http://web.splashcast.net/ TouFee http://www.toufee.com/)


Naturalist “Nature Smart”

Definitions

These people like nature and the outdoors. They enjoy interacting with nature and work well in the natural environment. They observe and see natural patterns.

Like to learn by:

  • Doing and touching nature
  • field trips
  • Observing and watching

Traditional and Digital learning

Traditional Approach
Digital Alternative
Experiments
Field trips
Observations
Documentaries
Observation and recording using audio, video and note taking tools
(Word processing tools - open office, StarOffice writer, Wordperfect, MS Word,Abiword, Notepad, one-note, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com)
Timelapse photography and video.
Web cameras and “Safari-cams”
(http://www.africam.com)
(Mixercast http://www.mixercast.com/ Jumpcut http://www.jumpcut.com/ Eyespot http://www.eyespot.com/ Pinnacle Share http://www.pinnacleshare.com Cuts http://www.cuts.com Splashcast http://web.splashcast.net/ TouFee http://www.toufee.com/)
Blog journaling
(classroom blog meister First class WordPress, Ning, blogger, edublogs, bloglines)
data processing
(Spreadsheet Star Office Calc, Staroffice Math Open Office, MS Excel, Google Documents - http://doc.google.com// Zoho Documents and notetaker - www.zoho.com)
Microscopes, telescopes and other scientific tools
Visualisation tools like virtual experiments etc


References and resources.

General resources

Wikipedia - theory of Mulitple Intelligences - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_multiple_intelligences
The Education Coalition - http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html
Dr Thomas Armstrong - http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.htm
Education World - http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr054.shtml
The encyclopedia of informal eduation - http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm
Teacher Tap - http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic68.htm
Teacher tap - resources - http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic68.htm
Children's Corner - http://www.casacanada.com/chart.html

Tests

Business Ball - MI tests - http://www.businessballs.com/howardgardnermultipleintelligences.htm#multiple%20intelligences%20tests
Test in XLS format - http://www.businessballs.com/freematerialsinexcel/free_multiple_intelligences_test.xls
Test for young people in XLS format - http://www.businessballs.com/freematerialsinexcel/free_multiple_intelligences_test_YP_manual_version.xls
MI Inventory - http://www.ldrc.ca/projects/miinventory/mitest.html
Birmingham Grid for learning - MI Test Secondary - http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/questions/choose_lang.cfm