table_10A 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

West Point Bridge Builder

Design and test virtual bridges

Lego Digital Designer

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

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