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:

Animoto

Generate videos by inputting images, videos and music

Scratch

Create video games using a drag-and-drop programming language

Youtube

Watch and post videos online and share with the large YouTube community

Vimeo

Post high-quality videos and explore the work of budding videographers

Photoshop

Create, edit and manipulate images and graphics

Flash

Create animation and multimedia content

West Point Bridge Builder

Design and test virtual bridges

Lego Digital Designer

Build virtual lego creations

Wix

Create customized websites with an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface

Prezi

Create zoomable presentations featuring text, images, video, & diagrams

Twiddla

Collaboratively markup websites , graphics and documents  or brainstorm on a blank canvas in real time with chat options

Bubbl.us

Brainstorm and mind-map online

Wordle

Generate word clouds based on pieces of text or blog feeds

Tagxedo

Generate advanced word clouds and customize shape, colors, and sizes

PollEverywhere

Create polls using text, equations or images and respond  in real time using mobile devices or internet

Text2MindMap

Generate visual mind-maps using textual outlines

Animaps

Create and view animated maps
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