Classroom teachers can now add new life to their teaching by weaving multiple intelligence theory with educational technology throughout existing curricula. “Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology: A Manual for Every Mind” is a valuable new resource that provides K–12 educators with specific tools for using new instructional technologies while taking into account the nine intelligences. “Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology: A Manual for Every Mind” has been published by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
Written by teacher, trainer, and consultant Walter McKenzie, “Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology: A Manual for Every Mind” connects theory to practice. It shows how theories of multiple intelligences—developed and elaborated by Harvard's Howard Gardner and other researchers—can be used along with educational technology to teach all learners, including those who process new information visually, kinetically, interpersonally, rhythmically, and so on. The book's step-by-step approach and conversational tone demystify the theory and demonstrate how easily it can be melded with technology. Sample lessons and classroom activities help teachers inspire success in students traveling radically different learning paths.
“Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology: A Manual for Every Mind” is a powerful resource for K–12 teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators and preservice teachers. It includes a bonus Mac/Win compatible CD-ROM containing electronic versions of the multiple intelligences surveys presented in the book, templates for unit and lesson plans, and evaluation tools.
More information about “Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology: A Manual for Every Mind,” including an excerpt, table of contents, and ordering information, is available at http://www.iste.org/bookstore/index.cfm.
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a recognized leader among professional organizations for educators involved with technology. ISTE's mission is to improve learning, teaching, and education administration through appropriate uses of technology. Our members are leaders in educational technology, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, and teacher educators. Home of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) and the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC), we meet our mission through knowledge generation, professional development, and advocacy.
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Walter McKenzie is a teacher, trainer, and consultant who has been incorporating technology and multiple intelligences theory into instruction over the past decade. He chairs the Department of Instruction at Connected University and presents throughout the country on multiple intelligences, technology integration and creative education. McKenzie also hosts an education Web site, “The One and Only Surfaquarium” (http://www.surfaquarium.com/); his “Innovative Teaching” weekly newsletter boasts more than 2,800 subscribers. He serves as Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Arlington, Virginia, Public Schools.