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How to use sketchnoting in your life and classroom

Sketchnote Layouts: The Ultimate Guide

My biggest obstacle to sketchnoting was arranging information. For a long time I stayed making “Sketchnotes lite” where I had text (with occasional colour) broken up by the odd image. Discovering sketchnote layouts changed all that. Suddenly the shackles were off and my notes radically...

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What should be text, what should be sketched in a sketchnote?

One of the most common first questions I hear from people new to sketchnoting is “What should I write, and what should I draw?” It’s easy to understand the confusion. Once you’ve received permission to use images in your notes, now you have to work out when you should add images and when you...

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My Sketchnote Kit

I love experimenting with different tools for sketchnoting. But having a go to sketchnote kit helps you feel comfortable and ready to sketchnote. A kit of reliable pens and paper that you know how to use to get the effects you want means you can focus on the content and not the...

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Sketchnotes vs MindMaps: What’s the difference?

In many fields of life, there are terms that can be confusing. Sketchnoting is no exception. There are related ideas that emerged independently that seems to be talking about the same thing. Today we’ll look at two of those ideas. Sketchnotes vs Mindmaps. What Is a Sketchnote? A sketchnote is a...

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7 Easy Sketchnoting on iPad Tips

I’m a real fan of both analog and digital sketchnoting but recently, I’ve found myself doing sketchnotes on the iPad more. So here are some iPad sketchnoting tips that can help you improve your digital sketchnotes. Many of these will work for other tablets. 1. Find an app that works for...

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6 live sketchnoting tips to keep up with even the fastest talk

"But I won't be able to draw and keep up with the talk?" This is the number one issues with live sketchnoting. And it's understandable. Most new sketchnoters I know struggle with keeping up with a live talk. I mean, how are you supposed to get everything they say down not just with text but...

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The Benefits of Sketchnoting: 5 Reasons You Should Give It a Go

What if you could remember more, and have more fun doing so? That’s exactly the benefits of sketchnoting summed up in one sentence. Sketchnotes are a fun and creative way to take notes and record information that help you remember more even if you actually record less. But there’s more to them...

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4 Hand Lettering Books Sketchnoters Will Love

Organising, arranging and representing text is a real art. Hand lettering is probably its most common name, but as with many things, some people call it other things and there aren't clear dividing lines. Regardless of its correct name, this skill can be Hand lettering can be a useful skill...

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5 Famous Quotes Turned into Sketchnotes

One of the activities I occasionally like doing is making sketchnotes of quotes. It’s a creative exercise that can be quick or more prolonged and is a great way to find and share inspiration. A couple of weeks back, the micro.blog community, an indie social network, had a challenge to share a...

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Why You Don’t Have to Draw Well to Sketchnote

It took me a long time from first coming across sketchnoting until I started doing what I would call “sketchnoting”. The main reason for that will probably resonate with most of you. It’s because I “couldn’t draw”. I still don’t think I can draw well and I’m not sure that I’m much better at...

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