How to Sketchnote
TODAY on EduSlam we release the third short video in our two-week series:
How to Sketchnote – Featuring Sylvia Duckworth
To watch the video which will be released today but disappear on Sept 4
What is Sketchnoting?
Sketchnoting is a form of visual-notetaking. You draw or doodle your thoughts, observations, or notes in combination with words or text. Sketchnoting is not art. It is a very personal way to document your thought process. You do not have to be an artist to sketchnote! Taking visual notes that make sense to you is what’s important; your sketchnotes don’t have to make sense to anyone else.
Sketchnoting offers many benefits. Studies have proven that images are more effective than words when it comes to memory retention, comprehension and motivation. There are psychological benefits as well because sketchnoting has a calming effect similar to meditation and listening to soothing music. Sketchnoting also allows students to see the bigger picture in the concepts they are studying, to make connections in their learning, and to display their learning process. Every teacher I have talked to who has introduced sketchnoting to their students has claimed that the practice has positively transformed the learning environment. Students love sketchnoting and are more engaged in class when using this method. Notetaking becomes more meaningful and fun when doodles are added to text. It quickly becomes a favorite activity for many learners.
Eduslam Sketchnoting Lessons
I’m super excited to share with you 5 quick sketchnoting lessons that you can use with your students to start them sketchnoting right away. The lessons will cover:
- How to draw people
- How to draw faces
- How to draw icons
- How to draw fonts
- How to draw banners
Get started by watching the first Sketchnoting EduSlam today. Make sure that you have your drawing tools ready before you press “Play” and have fun sketchnoting!
Coming Soon:How to Sketchnote for Teachers and Students