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How to use sketchnoting in your life and classroom

Black Ink Friday 2019

Last year I had an idea but it didn’t get off the ground in time. The idea was Black Ink Friday, a sketchnote replacement for Black Friday. This year, I’m going public, I want you to help me start a new holiday tradition. What is Black Ink Friday? Instead of shopping, I want you to make a...

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The Power of Drawing for Learning

You don't have to tell many sketchnoters that drawing is a great way to remember. But this video is a good summary of the growing evidence of that power. Drawing helps remember more The fact that drawing helps remember information so much more effectively is one of the key reasons why...

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The Essential List of Analogue Sketchnoting Tools

Okay, let's talk analogue sketchnoting tools. While tools aren't everything, getting the right tools can help you a lot. They can add an enthusiasm for creating you and your students’ sketchnotes. Ultimately, you only need a pen and paper...or pencil...or whiteboard marker. But these analogue...

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The Best Sketchnote Blogs for Your Inspiration

As great as books are, blogs are also of great value. After all, a good blog will be updated frequently and include more specific examples rather than a general rules of thumbs that you see in books. As such, you should check out these wonderful Sketchnote blogs. Some aren't education specific...

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What Makes a Good Sketchnote?

Do you ever look with envy at those insanely beautiful sketchnotes online? Do you wish you could make as good sketchnote as them? If you're like me, then you weren't the best artist at school then you may well feel frustrated at not being able to create as beautiful sketchnotes as other...

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4 Fantastic Sketchnote YouTube Channels and Videos to Boost Your Sketchnotes

YouTube opens up the possibility of seeing a visual note and sketchnotes being created in real time. This is great for us who make visuals or who want to help our students make visuals as well. Seeing the order and items as they are created help. Check out these great sketchnote youtube channels...

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Brilliant Digital Sketchnoting Tools to Take Your Sketchnotes to the Next Level

Although analogue sketchnoting tools like pen and paper are great, you'll probably want to use some digital sketchnoting tools at some point, especially if you are thinking of using what you or your students create online or in a digital medium. As such, you'll need some digital sketchnoting...

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How to Learn a Language on Your Own With Sketchnotes

As soon as I came across sketchnoting I knew it was suitable for language learning. How? Because I recognized that my own language learning notes were a form of sketchnotes. Instead of using only words, I used icons and diagrams as well as words. That was because I was encouraged not to use my...

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You shouldn’t “Just Sketchnote” in the Classroom.

One of the ideas that I think I’ve picked up on in sketchnoting circles is that teachers should just “start sketchnoting” in their classroom. I’ll admit that this might be my misinterpretation of what people say (sometimes we read into things what we want to hear) but I felt like this has come up...

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What Are Sketchnotes? (and Why Should You Use Them)

Sketchnotes is a term invented by Mike Rohde. He found his traditional note taking methods didn’t work at conferences. He tried to capture everything in written words but it was stressful, he remembered little afterwards and he never revisited his notes. So he tried sketchnoting, where he...

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