Learning by Seeing

Visual learners need to have information represented in a way that they can see.  The more colorful, interesting, and visually appealing, the better. Technology allows this to be done quite easily.  There are digital whiteboards that allow the student and Learning Coach to not only draw visual representations of concepts, but also to manipulate these images (make larger or smaller, rotate, duplicate, etc.). Colorful webmaps/concept maps allow students to easily see ideas and how they relate to one another. These maps are also wonderful for helping visual learners plan and organize their writing. To learn more about specific apps and software that I use to support visual learners, please read the apps to use with students page.

Learning through Touching/Tactile Sensation

Kinesthetic learners are benefited by touchscreen technology (as used on tablets and smartphones), which allows them to physically interact with content on the screen. Students can touch and manipulate images, allowing them to connect their body awareness to the information they are learning. Much of the technology that is helpful for visual learners (webmaps/concept maps, whiteboards) can also be used with kinesthetic learners. Learn about my favorite apps to use with students.