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Oodles of Doodles: Sketchnotes in the Classroom

Sketchnoting, in its purest form, is creating a personal visual story as one is listening to a speaker or reading a text. This is an awesome way to meet the needs of various learners in the classroom and build up students who are truly effective at notetaking! It has really transformed how students take notes in my classroom and brought a higher level of engagement to even the most mundane discussions and notetaking tasks.
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Oodles of Doodles: Sketchnotes in the Classroom
  • Ella Bowling says:
    I absolutely fell in love with this resource! While it is a lengthy PDF file, it was worthwhile to print and put in a resource binder for students to access as we are working on the sketch noting process.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    I love this teacher's use of tumblr and more over, I love their approach of how to teach students to use sketch notes in their notetaking. The samples provided are excellent to show to students on how they can get going with this process.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    I use lots of videos from Discovery Streaming in my classroom and this makes much more sense than the fill in the blank worksheets or boring notetaking assignments I have given in the past to ensure students are paying attention and getting something from the video. The student work samples were amazing and the process this teacher discusses of how they use sketchnotes is awesome and fits perfect for a middle school learner.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    I love this presentation and the approach it provides to utilizing the sketchnotes process in classroom notetaking assignments.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    A great slide show of how to use sketchnoting. This could be a good resource for working with teachers on how to incorporate this tool into this classes or even with students when introducing this process.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    This blog provides a great insight into the topic of sketch notes and how they can really ramp up and engage students in the notetaking process. While not aimed toward educators and teachers, the links in the blog post provide great examples of what quality sketch notes look like as well as some of the means of teaching others how to get started with this process.
  • Ella Bowling says:
    I love this video and the approach it takes to explain what sketch notes entail. While probably aimed towards adults, my middle schoolers really bought into the concept by viewing this video.
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    Ella Bowling says:
    This is an amazing nine-module course of videos of how to start with sketch notes in the classroom. These nine modules break down the components of visual note-taking and help you build up your skills, one at a time. They would be wonderful to show to students as this process is taught!