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  • 1. Analyzing Forum Discussion By Anahí Arámbula BarrazaAnd Elizabeth Manjarrez AguirreWe were assigned to read and to evaluate all the results obtained from the forum “What / how I´d liketo learn CALL II” that our semester classmates created upon different points of view on thisinteresting subject of discussion, after comparing and contrasting different views of how our classshould be develop during this semester we found that our main agreement is that the class will bebetter to have fun and cool activities but, there is a question, If we all think in different ways, wedevelop ourselves not in the same environment but overall we learn total distinct strategies thefacilitator must think on how he will adapt the curriculum so that all the students get to understand butmainly apply the content in this dynamic subject.We all know multiple intelligences are divided in different areas which show how a person acquireinformation and then transform it into knowledge those are:Logical-mathematical, Spatial, Linguistic. Bodily-kinesthetic, Musical, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal.So according to all the information we found on our classmates answers we decided to investigateabout them and the best way the teacher can arrange the curricular topics and then create activitiesso the students will absorb as much information as they can. Forum statistics ( men ) people who choose practical way People who choose dynamic way people who prefers clear explanation
  • 2. Multiple IntelligencesHoward Gardner of Harvard has identified seven distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged fromrecent cognitive research and "documents the extent to which students possess different kinds ofminds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways," according toGardner (1991). According to this theory, "we are all able to know the world through language,logical-mathematical analysis, spatial representation, musical thinking, the use of the body to solveproblems or to make things, an understanding of other individuals, and an understanding of ourselves.Where individuals differ is in the strength of these intelligences - the so-called profile of intelligences -and in the ways in which such intelligences are invoked and combined to carry out different tasks,solve diverse problems, and progress in various domains." How Technology Enhances Howard Gardners Eight Intelligences Introduction by Dave Keefe for Contribution by Dee DickinsonAmerica Tomorrow has long supported the premise that all students can learn, and that a veryappropriate use of technology is to help teachers and students understand the individual learningstrengths of each student across the full spectrum of learning. Howard Gardners 1983 publication of"Frames of Mind" provided the concept of Seven Types of Intelligence as a structure for exploring thisspectrum. Recently Gardner added Naturalist Intelligence to expand his model to eight different formsof intelligence.Dee Dickinson, CEO and Founder of New Horizons for Learning, is one of Gardners most articulateand supportive advocates, and is currently working on a chapter on Naturalist Intelligence forTeaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligence by Linda Campbell, Bruce Campbell and DeeDickinson (Allyn and Bacon, 1998).Dee was America Tomorrows first contributing author and has provided excerpts from the book onways that Technology enhances each of the Gardner Intelligences. This document will form the basisfor an asynchronous discussion between Dee and the Johns Hopkins University graduate educationclass on "Online Coaching and Instruction on the Internet"Dee comments to the class: "You are the first to see the section on technology and the Naturalist. It istoo long for the book, but I found so much interesting material I wanted to write it up. I will have to cutit, but heres the whole thing for you.I am looking forward to your questions, comments, and discussions about this and related subjects.Am especially anxious to learn from you. See you online soon!" --Dee Dickinson
  • 3. Connecting Technology and Multiple IntelligenceThe multiple intelligences can be enhanced with the use of technology. Following Howard Gardnerstheory of multiple intelligence, teachers can encourage development by providing enrichmentopportunities in each of the areas of the intellect. . Linguistic: Use of word processing programs can help teach language, writing, editing, andrewriting skills. Also the Internet is an invaluable tool in learning. Through e-mail children can improve their language skills as well.Word processors with voice annotations.Desktop publishing programs.Programs that allow children to create stories, poems, essays, etc.Multimedia authoring.Videodiscs to create presentations.Using tape recorders.Logical-Mathematical:Computer programs that teach logic and critical thinking skills. These are also in game formats that could motivate children. Math programs that allows drilling and practicing. Database programs that help explore and organize data and information.Problem solving softwareComputer Aided design programsStrategy game softwareGraphing calculatorsVisual/Spatial: Graphics programs that help develop creativity and visual skills. Also browsing the Internet, organizing files, folders will develop some spatial understanding.Draw programs (CorelDraw)Image composing programs (image composer)Paint programs (Photopaint, Microsoft paint)Reading programs with visual cluesWeb page programs3D softwareSoftware gamesSpreadsheet programs which allow children to see charts, maps or diagrams
  • 4. Multimedia authoring programs Musical:programs that help write or play music.Music composing softwareVideodisc playerPrograms integrating stories with songs and instrumentsReading programs which relate letter/sound with musicPrograms which allow children to create their own musicCD-ROMs about music and instrumentsAudio CDsTape recordersWord processors (to write about a movie or song) Bodily-Kinesthetic: Using computers will help develop hand-eye coordination. Working with a computer will allow children to become involved in their learning, actively.Animation programsInterpersonal:Students can work in groups of two to four on the computers. Working in groups willstrengthen children�s communication and cooperation skills.Computer games which requires two or more personsPrograms that allow to create group presentations (PowerPoint)Telecommunication programsE-mailDistance educationChat to discuss ideasHelp others with any programsIntrapersonal:The computer can help children build up individual skills. It allows for differences in children�s learning styles and abilities. Children may work on their own pace with computers.Any programs which allow children to work independently.Games involving only one person.Brainstorming or problem solving software.
  • 5. Instructional gamesWord processors for journaling and recording feelingsDeveloping multimedia portfolioVideo editing (Adobe Premier)We all learn in different ways. Educators need to try to meet the needs of all children by providing avariety of lessons using various teaching methods. When integrating technology in lessons, teachershave to make sure to remember the needs of all the learners and use various methods andtechniques. Using software can develop the potential of all children. REFERENCES: Multiple Intelligences http://www.tecweb.org/styles/gardner.html How Technology Enhances Howard Gardners Eight Intelligences”http://www.america-tomorrow.com/ati/nhl80402.htm Connecting Technology and multiple Intelligences http://wsfcsintouch.blogspot.mx/2011/01/connecting-technology-and-multiple.html Multiple Intelligences and Technology http://www.casacanada.com/multech.html