“Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” By William Pollard


What are sketchnotes you are probably asking yourself?  Mike Rohde, author of The Sketchnote Handbook describes them as “…rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and visual elements like arrows, boxes, and lines.” Sketchnotes are a great way to capture big ideas on a topic by making learning visible. It can also improve retention and learning in the classroom. Below are three ways you can use sketchnotes in the classroom:

  1. Have students use sketchnotes to document their learning. For example: The students can explain why you compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. (3.NF.3D)
  2. As students watch a video they can use sketchnotes to identify key facts or details.
  3. Students can create a sketchnote to summarize a book.

Other Resources:

Educator’s Guide: Sketchnotes for Visual Note Taking

Kathy Schrock Sketchnoting

The Benefits of Using Doodling and Sketchnotes in the Classroom

Sketchnoting for Beginners Presentation by Sylvia Duckworth

If you want to find and share great sketchnotes, follow the #edusketch hashtag on Twitter.

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