March 8, 2016

Sketchnotes: A new way to convey your learning and ideas

At EdTech conferences, sketchnoting has become a trend for capturing an attendee’s thoughts on an individual session through drawing, icons, and text. The practice can be uncomfortable for some at first but with practice, I have realized that my visual brain thrived on taking notes through doodling. I wish I had been exposed to this option for […]

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At EdTech conferences, sketchnoting has become a trend for capturing an attendee’s thoughts on an individual session through drawing, icons, and text. The practice can be uncomfortable for some at first but with practice, I have realized that my visual brain thrived on taking notes through doodling. I wish I had been exposed to this option for capturing my learning when I was a younger student because I know it would have been a very powerful asset to my studies. Only learning to take notes through outlined text was always a struggle for me as spelling and words always came as extra effort/time while drawing, doodles, and color came easily. We know that everyone learns differently so why do schools teach note taking only one way when notes are personal resources for creating knowledge and understanding. Now that I have been practicing sketchnoting in my personal life, I wanted to share with you some of my recents sketch notes. It is important to note that sketchnotes do not have to be intellgible to anyone but the person who created them. It is all about creating an artifact to reflect their knowledge of a topic. I have begun to develop my own library of icons, colors, outlining, and language which gets refined with each note taking session.

From EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit:

ETTsummit - 10

From a First Aid/ CPR class for coaching:

Journal - 2

From US Sailing Leadership Forum Session:

NYC Board Meetings - 8

From a Yacht Club Board Meeting:

NYC Board Meetings - 2