Exploring Multiple Intelligences and Technology

The Internet is a goldmine for those of us who try to encourage our students to develop all of their intelligences. If you are an old pro at multiple intelligences or want to learn more about them, this workshop is for you. We will discuss the applications of multiple intelligences and explore how the Internet can tap the intelligences and make every student experience success. For Professional Staff Only



Enduring Understandings:

Participants will understand Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences as a broadening of Intelligence Quotient testing.
Participants will understand how the Internet can be used as a vehicle for engaging each student's intelligences.


Essential Questions:
What are the implications of incorporating Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences into instructional design?
How can the Internet be used as a vehicle for engaging each student's intelligences?


Knowledge and Skills:
Participants will be able to gauge each student's multiple intelligences.
Participants will be able to locate activities on the Internet which gauge each participant's multiple intelligences.
Participants will understand the Theory of Multiple Intelligences in the context of Intelligence Quotient testing.


Assessment Evidence/Instruments:
Pre-Assessment
Discussion
Post-Assessment


Learning Activities:
Navigation of Exploring Multiple Intelligences and Technology Wiki
Wiki Discussion
Multiple Intelligences Inventory


Required Materials/Resources
Technology Workshops Wiki
Internet
Laptops
Projector


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Workshop Navigation

What are the implications of incorporating Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences into instructional design?

1. Take this Pre-Assessment
2. The Intelligence Quotient What is the Intelligence Quotient? How has it been used over the years?
You may take this IQ Test if you wish. I have not had a chance to take the test, so I am not sure how the results work.
3. About Howard Gardner Who is Howard Gardner? What are some of his career accomplishments?
4. The Theory of Multiple Intelligence What information did you gather about Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences from this site? How is Gardner's Theory connected to the Intelligence Quotient? Check out this site for more information related to the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
5. Multiple Intelligence Inventories
Take this survey Would you use this survey with your students? Why or why not?
Take this survey Would you use this survey with your students? Why or why not?
Take this survey Would you use this survey with your students? Why or why not?
Which survey did you like the best? Which survey did you like the least?


6. View the clips below.


Have you the Theory of Multiple Intelligences in the classroom before? What went well with your students? What did not go well with your students?
7. Read Howard Gardner's "MI After 20 Years" What stood out to you about this article? How did Gardner come up with the idea for the Theory of Multiple Intelligences? Why did Gardner not like the idea of intelligence as defined by IQ testing?
8. The Ninth Intelligence? What is considered by some to be the ninth intelligence? Do you agree or disagree? What is controversial about this intelligence?
9. FAQ About Multiple Intelligences What did you find interesting about these questions?
10. Incredible lesson here to use in order to teach students the Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
11. Thomas Armstrong on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences

How can the Internet be used as a vehicle for engaging each student's intelligences?

12. View clips here of a teacher using the Theory of Multiple Intelligences in the classroom.
13. What does an MI lesson plan look like?
14. Sample MI Lesson Plans
15. Sample MI Lesson Plan
16. View clips here of MI in action.
17. Go here for an example of a website I have designed to incorporate Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
18. Go here for an example of an assignment where all of the intelligences were addressed.
19. Now, your challenge is to locate sites on the Internet which are good examples of the integration of technology and the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Once you have found a site, please go here and post the website's URL. I have provided some sites found by participants in past workshops below.
Site #1 Site #2 Site #3 Site #4 Site #5
20. Further Reading: "MI & Technology"
21. Further Reading: "Multimedia & Multiple Intelligences"
22. Take this Post-Assessment