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Assistive and Adaptive Technologies
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Computer Games to Support English Learners
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Element of Sound in Software Design
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Gender Issues and Software
Hypermedia, including multimedia
Instructional Design and Software
Learner Control vs. Lesson Control
Learning and the use of classroom software
Learning Disabilities and Technology
Motivation and Classroom Software
Multiple Intelligences and Technology
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Sound in Software Design
Transfer of Learning
Multiple Intelligences and Software
“An intelligence is the ability to solve problems, or to create products, that are valued within one or more cultural settings”
Howard Gardner (Frames of Mind, 1983).
What is multiple intelligences?
A learning theory developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner, a professor of cognition and education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. It is based on the belief that each individual has unique intelligences through which he or she is able to learn or teach new information. Initially, Gardner proposed seven intelligences in his book
Frames of Mind (1983
). Subsequently, he added the naturalist and existential intelligences. Although each human has all nine, no two individuals have the same amount of each. Gardner suggested that intelligence involves problem solving, and producing products in a context-rich and natural setting. This theory has not been widely accepted in the field of academic psychology. However, in has had a positive response from many educators (Smith, 2002).
The nine multiple intelligences:
Dr. Howard Gardner discusses his theory (video from Edutopia, 2009)
Cultivating multiple intelligences in the classroom with technology
Teachers can help enhance students’ intelligence by understanding that individuals learn differently. With appropriate encouragement and instruction, students can develop each intelligence (Gardner, 2009). Technology is a tool used to improve the quality of education and enhance learning for 21st century students through project-based learning and with the understanding on how the mind works and how kids learn (Edutopia, 2009). Meaningful curriculum and assessment options should be embedded in activities and projects (Smith, 2002).
Dr. Howard Gardner discusses educational reform (video from Edutopia, 2009)
Additional links and resources to support teacher instruction
Technological activities, software, and application tools that can help nurture each intelligence, in the digital age
PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Pages, Podcasts, GarageBand,
, ThinkQuest, photo editing software, Text to Speech,
, Listening and viewing podcasts, Digital books, Storytelling
Excel, Numbers, Logo, create a survey with
, iTunes, ipod, Media Player
Kid Pix, Draw and paint programs, Excel,
Create A Graph
Visual brainstorming, organizational tools, charting, and diagramming,
, Discovery Education, Comic Life, Quicktime, add music to presentations and movies, Podcasts, Iphoto, Photo Booth,
Read Write Think: timeline
Notetaker, navigating through software, WII, Ipod Touch, Keyboarding, create video documentaries with imovie, video cameras, record voice, camera
Word processing, Tutorials,
, create slideshows using Powerpoint or Keynote, collaborative Wiki or Blog,
Simulation games with chat, online collaboration, Google Doc, chat rooms, ThinkQuest,
, Group Powerpoint or Keynote presentations,
Discovery Education, online encyclopedias,
, virtual explorations, imovie, digital cameras, ipods, video cameras
Discovery Education, Podcasts, GarageBand, Powerpoint, Keynote
Concept to Classroom: Tapping Into Multiple Intelligences
Professional development workshop that focuses in Multiple Intellegences.
A project at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard. The research group aims to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity.
The Good Work Project:
A project guided by research questions to find how child development and new digital media relate to how children think and relate to others.
What is your learning style?
Go to either of the following links to find out how you learn best.
Multiple Intelligence Inventory
BGfL Multiple Intelligences
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ITS technology and learning services
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Owens, E. . (2009). Edutopia: What Works in Public Education.
In an interview with
the father of multiple intelligences
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Sharp, J, (2008) slideshare.
Multiple Intelligences ICT applications and tools.
April 15, 2010.
Smith, M. K. (2002) 'Howard Gardner and multiple intelligences',
the encyclopedia of informal education
Undefined. (2008). College @ Home. In 100 Helpful web tools for every kind of learner. Retrieved April 14, 2010, from
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Weiss, R. (2000). Howard gardner talks about technology.
Training and Development (Alexandria, Va.) V. 54 No. 9 (September 2000) P. 52-6
Last updated on April 14, 2010
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