Tag Archives: multiple intelligences

Choice boards for extension and differentiation

8 Aug


A great selection of choice boards for guidance on planning for different learning styles and also for extension activities that the students can self select.

Click on the link below to access a variety of choice boards for various subjects and topics.

Source: http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/Choice+Boards

Differentiator online tool for writing objectives

22 May


This useful online tool uses key phrases from Blooms Taxonomy to assist in producing differentiated objectives. Just select the word that fits what topic/subject/task you are covering then words from other categories and the tool creates a learning objective to use.

Click on the link below to try it.

Source: http://byrdseed.com/differentiator/

Simple online learning styles quiz

6 May


A nice little online learning styles quiz from Edutopia that students can complete quickly with no log ins required. It takes about 5 minutes and then the results are calculated visually with a nice table for students to view and see what learning styles they are likely to favour based on Gardener’s multiple intelligences.

After the students have taken the quiz they can screen print their results onto a Word document for future reference and view descriptions of the categories and how they learn. Teachers and tutors could print these categories off and chop them up to give out to small groups afterwards for the groups to discuss and identify with. Additionally, the results can be recorded and used to inform future planning. Just click on the link below.


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Free online course – Emotional Intelligence

19 Mar


Interesting online reading in units from The Annenberger Foundation relating to emotions in learners and how it affects learning based on psychological research. Included in the units are strategies for dealing with barriers to learning and further reading to inform practice.

Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, but also offer a new lens through which to look at the problems teachers grapple with every day. By gaining insights into how the brain works, and how students actually learn, teachers will be able to create their own solutions to the classroom challenges they face and improve their practice. Just click on the units tab on the left hand side of the website main image.


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Active learning resource

11 Mar

This idea for active learning from Lori at conversationsinliteracy blog is an inventive method to get learners on task, working together and thinking immediately. The activity can be used for assessing speaking and listening and writing skills

Guidance for success is:

1. Choose a topic for discussion or research.
2. Place the topic or subject in the centre of a big sheet/length of paper.
3. Give each learner a different coloured pen/felt tip.
4. Ask learners to discuss and note on the paper what they know, questions, theories, ideas.
5. The tutor can add to the work by writing further questions on the paper and
writing feedback on the piece.
6. Students can present their plans/findings to the rest of the class in a discussion.



Learning style features

10 Mar

Further detail on what learning styles entail from Marek Bennett.



Multiple Intelligences in Comics Ed

10 Mar

Effective resource for students to identify what learning styles they possess.