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Do you want to make your lessons more enjoyable for your students?  I have found that using Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences is the key.  My school requires their teachers to use as many of these as possible in each and every lesson.  Here you will find tips on implementing Gardner-7 into your lessons.

Interpersonal

Verbal-Linguistic

Musical-Rhythmic

Intrapersonal

Logical-Mathematical

Visual-Spatial

Bodily-Kinesthetic

 

 

INTERPERSONAL

VERBAL -- LINGUISTIC

Engaging students in peer sharing, cooperative learning, or large group simulation.
Cooperative work
Diverse point of view
Interviews
Peer feedback
Teaching others
Outside resources
Plays and simulations
Field Trips (Virtual field trips via constructing a web page)
Co-curricular activities
Group projects and presentations
Helping students process information through reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Letters, poems, stories,
Oral discussions
Interviews
Creation of story problems
Lectures
Audio Tapes
Storytelling
Brainstorming
Mnemonics
Reading, reading, and more reading
E-mail an expert
Hyperstudio-record voices (POWER POINT or KID PIX)
Journals, learning logs, Poetry, prose
Interactive Web sites
Storybook Weaver (Imagination Express)
PowerPoint demo
AlphaSmart - word processing-send to peers
Interactive Software-notepad with electronic Encyclopedias
Web Quest/Videotaping presentations (flowchart speaking)
Flexcam/Digital Cameras to illustrate/editing
Crossword Magic
Word Searches
Puzzlemaker.com
Videoconferencing
Multimedia Presentations
Media Literacy
Word Processing
Newsletters (by time period)
Writing from a variety of points of view
Create a brochure
E-mail for peer review
"My Own Story" software
Simple text
Accelerated Reader
Voice Recognition Software
Create Web Page
Inst. Sheets
Computer Based Simulations
Chat Rooms/IM
"Travel Buddy" (ex. Cow from IOWA is now prepared for bus evac. Drill-this is written in journal to return to IOWA)
Speech to text

MUSICAL-RHYTHMIC

INTRAPERSONAL

Helping students process information through working with rhythm, melodies, moods, patterned sounds.
Musical vocabulary as metaphors
Song titles that explain content
Melody that captures a mood or concept
Choral reading
New lyrics to old song
Mnemonics
Composing music (logo or other programs)
Software w/built-in songs for topics and online sites
Keyboarding practice
Typing Tutor
Playing music on CD drive while writing, etc.
Software that uses musical notes ties to fractions and patterns created by students
Tape players for music
Use sounds from multimedia encyclopedias and internet
Make up songs to teach concepts, etc.
Narrate graphics with rhythmic or melodic sounds
Lay background music
Spelunx-rhythm music
"Program music" to write to: find story within
Schoolhouse rock
Environmental Sounds-Old Fashioned Radio Show -- sound effects
Listen (also smell, taste, sight, touch) environment while recording thoughts
Writing in words missing for song heard in foreign language class
Composer project with music incorporated
System sounds
Period music
Multiplication rap, etc.
Building instruments
10th Planet
Math Keys
Evoking personal feeling or memories, or give students choices.
Reflective journal writing (via computer)
Autobiography on HyperStudio in different language
Video conferencing
Time line of their life
Web page design about selves
Reading response
Poetry-children's book with pictures
Internet searches for career/collage info.
Photo collage of self using scanner
Diary (class or individual)
Family tree (PowerPoint or Family Tree Software)
Sildeshow/timeline of significant events
Enhance presentations with music or video
Utilizing computer for organization (calendar schedule)
Web Quest
Research
Using the notes feature of various programs like PowerPoint to note students individual reactions
Creating videos
Watching videos or video discs about personal experiences and reflecting about them.
Taping an oral history
Surfing the Internet and making choices
Character education sites (see Classroom Connect, March 1999)
Letters to pen pals
Use evaluative judgement (what's good and why)
E-mail who you admire and tell them why
Use digital cameras to personalize projects
Primary source research
Genealogy project
Hero Project
Interview
Research cultural background and tape orally

LOGICAL-MATHEMATICAL

VISUAL-SPATIAL

Processing information through working with numbers, patterns, calculation, logic, classifications, or critical thinking skills
Lists of facts
Logic Problems
Data analysis
Story Problems
Puzzles
Experiments
Hypothesizing
Graphic organizers
Classifications
Categories
Time lines
Outlines
Compare/Contrast
Spreadsheets
Create or use Databases
Statistics
Number/time lines
Math Computations
VA PEN problem solving
Hyperstudio
Research Skills
Fractions
Slide Shows
Math Keys
Graphing
Stock Market
Attributes and Shapes
Symmetry
Probability
Historical Simulations
Carmen San Diego
The Factory
Graphic Organizers (Venn diagrams)
Outlines-integrate with math
Hypertext to map arguments/structures
"Logical Journey to the Zoomlines"
Arrays using stamps/clip art
Patterning
Boolean Logic for keyword searching
Strategy games (simulation software) like Chess, Sim City, Oregon Trail, etc.
Incredible Machine
Simulate a business
Graphing Calculator
Inspiration
Cruncher
Graph Club
Thinking Things
Time Liner
Math Trek
Geo Sketch Pad
Processing information through images, color, art visual aids, and drawing.
Charts, posters, graphs, diagrams
Videotapes
Collages
Use of color and shapes
Demonstration
Drawing
Map making
Visualization
Picture metaphors
Idea Sketching
Graphic Symbols
Manipulatives
Illustrations
Create a Web Page
Animate objects or presentations
Digital Cameras and Digital Art (scanning)
Video capture and video tapes
Import pictures to create metaphors
Video and laser discs for visual images
Inspiration software for visual organizing
Screen capture and make posters
Designing and redesigning logos, business cards, etc.
Brainstorming, webbing and graphic organizers
Make brochures, travel guides, greeting cards
Virtual reality
Calligraphy, perspective, 3-D images
Time Lines
Flexcam to zoom in on visual demos
3-D graphs (PowerPoint)
Drawing program-illustrate stories, molecules
Quickcam-C U See Me, QuickPict, Quick Movie
Draw and Paint
Map making
Perspective
Personalize desktop
Icons
All Adobe Programs, Photo Shop, Illustrator
Image Processing
CAD
Quick Time VR
Sim City
KID PIX
Play-do
Create Templates
Screen Printing
Photography
Print Shop (software)
Simulation
Magic 99
Publisher, Print Shop, Snapz Pro

BODILY-KINESTHETIC

Involving the whole body or use hands-on experience.
Videotaping movement
Computer Skills
Image Processing
Computer Set-up/Maintenance
Physical Simulation of Computer Concepts
Lego Data/Robotics
Probeware
GPS (Global Positioning)
Health/Sports Machinery
Scripting Dance/Role Plays and Videotaping (thinking through kinesthetics)
Creating Animations
Keyboarding (enlarge or shower curtain for practice)
Assistive technology for special populations
Blacktop Maps
Concentration Games with Cards
Charades
Hopscotch
Carouseling around computers-with databases, stories, pattering...
Use Digital Camera for Shots of Students doing whatever and move into a problem doing whatever and move into a program
Use "touch screen" feature for presentations (e.g., PowerPoint, HyperCard cards to use as manipulatives)
Compare body parts to computer parts (or any concept applicable)
Dramatization of technology vocabulary or concepts researched to the computer
Build models of technical "things" and invent own models/innovations