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Sketchnotes and Visual Notetaking

Doodling to think, sketching to understand, mapping to know: these skills are transforming the way students process, retain and use information. Find tutorials and examples of sketchnoting and visual ways of capturing notes, ranging from videos to exercises.
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Sketchnotes and Visual Notetaking
  • newyorker.com
    newyorker.com

    Why Startups Love Moleskines - The New Yorker

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    Dan Ryder says:
    Keeping notebooks seems like such an antiquated practice, some folks wonder why we do it any longer. This article highlights the value of notes and especially the medium for taking them. This article could also provide some different ways to approach notetaking in the classroom.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Amy Burvall demonstrates the value of developing a personal style, as well as the ways in which sketchnotes and visual thinking can be used to convey information through her various collections. Note some of these projects are the results of interviews, some playful interactions with social media, and others done live while in attendance at various conferences.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Mike Rhode's well-curated site full of all varieties of sketchnote examples and inspirations. Blog posts feature thoughts on sketchnoting, but the value in this place regards all techniques on display.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    A superb tutorial on sketchnoting from one of the best educators and visual thinkers around. Ovenell-Carter shows how simple shapes and lines can create powerful ideas -- in a hurry.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Just one resource on a site full of helpful videos and audio content, this is a great lesson that can be applied directly to a group of middle or high school students and adapted easily for a younger audience. It helps participants to develop their handwriting font to maintain consistency and clarity and efficiency across their notes.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Blackout poet, cartoonist, blogger and general creator of interesting ideas, has a fantastic collection of resources on visual notetaking. Take a moment to scroll right down to "A Few Tips" and click on the series of three visual diagrams that provide the building blocks for your sketchnotes.
  • Dan Ryder says:
    Sunni Brown's book on sketchnotes and doodling to think provides the theory and practice in equal amounts with a unique format. The book is not intended to be read cover to cover, but rather moved around through as one's needs change. The website features a tremendous number of resources and tools to explore.