A few months ago I posted a resource providing technology options for each of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. For those of you unfamiliar with the theory, it basically details that each person has different kinds of strengths, whether they are visual, logical, musical, kinesthetic, etc. These strengths vary from individual to individual, and more importantly, from learner to learner.
After posting the list of tools, I realized that the amount of information could easily be overwhelming, as it was overwhelming for me even as I compiled the tools! So, I thought it might be easier to digest one intelligence at a time – starting with visual/spatial.
As the comic illustrates, visual/spatial learners have a strong ability to manipulate and create mental images to solve problems. These are the students that prefer diagrams and visual aides to large pieces of text, and who benefit from being able to create visual projects themselves.
So, the next time you are assigning a project and need some visual options or looking for a new way to present content, try out one of these 17 visual/spatial centered options:
|Generate videos by inputting images, videos and music|
|Create video games using a drag-and-drop programming language|
|Watch and post videos online and share with the large YouTube community|
|Post high-quality videos and explore the work of budding videographers|
|Create, edit and manipulate images and graphics|
|Create animation and multimedia content|
|Design and test virtual bridges|
|Build virtual lego creations|
|Create customized websites with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface|
|Create zoomable presentations featuring text, images, video, & diagrams|
|Collaboratively markup websites , graphics and documents or brainstorm on a blank canvas in real time with chat options|
|Brainstorm and mind-map online|
|Generate word clouds based on pieces of text or blog feeds|
|Generate advanced word clouds and customize shape, colors, and sizes|
|Create polls using text, equations or images and respond in real time using mobile devices or internet|
|Generate visual mind-maps using textual outlines|
|Create and view animated maps|