Multimodal Resources

Want to learn more about Multimodal teaching strategies, VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic), and how bunches of diverse students can learn best? Want to see what styles are more effective or what style you may teach? Then take a look at these useful resources below.


Having the ability to meet many students' needs by implementing multimodal strategies is important for any effective teacher. Using VARK as a quick reference for what kinds of learning styles to which your students best respond can be helpful for educators to reflect and make adjustments based on student needs as their lessons and the year go on.

This website is an in-depth resource to tap into for VARK definitions, strategies, and lessons that educators can use. There are even books and articles from the coiners of the term "VARK." Make sure you also check out some of their questionnaires, to assess yourself and your needs from a VARK perspective.

A thesis study about music education and the difference in using multimodal strategies that include VARK compared to using only literacy learning styles. The study answers questions about modality as a way to reach diverse students in diverse ways to ensure learning.

A small chart with examples of modalities that educators can use to know which of the four modalities they fall into.

This Edutopia article explores how technology and media can be helpful tools in a diverse learning classroom. It gives excellent tips and strategies on how to use media tools to better student learning.

Not finding what you need? Maybe you want to go more in-depth? Then check out these other resource centers:

Edutopia is a bustling online community for teachers, where you can read (and even post) lessons, blogs, articles, and videos.

ARTSEDGE, developed by the prestigious Kennedy Center, offers a curated collection of arts-based lesson plans, blogs, articles, and journals.

Just in case you ever meet someone who questions the value of art education in an essential curriculum: ArtsEdSearch offers a growing collection of published scientific studies and research that support the many varied benefits of arts-based education.

From the IVLA: a broad selection of carefully chosen material in support of visual literacy for many pursuits: including, but not limited to, education.