Sketchnote Classroom Blog

How to use sketchnoting in your life and classroom

4 Simple Ways to Add Shadows in Procreate

Adding Shadows to your icons really helps to make your sketchnotes stand out. But what is the best way to add that extra depth? Today we’ll briefly look at three different ideas that you can experiment with in procreate. Hatching Hatching comes from traditional drawing and is the process of...

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7 ways to start a notebook

“Nothing is good enough for this notebook.” Have you ever caught yourself thinking the same? It’s a common problem when you buy a slightly nicer quality notebook. The “first page syndrome” as some people might call it. Until you’ve made a few marks and even mistakes, nothing feels worthy of...

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Introducing 30 days of Sketchnoting

I am delighted to announce that my premium course, 30 days of Sketchnoting is now live and available for students. After a successful test run, I’ve decided to make it public and let you know a few details about the course. What is 30 days of sketchnoting 30 days of sketchnoting is a paid...

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Sketchnote Gift Guide

Christmas is nearly here. So what better time to get the sketchnoter in your life a gift that shows you know them. Below are a few items that I would bet any sketchnoter would like to receive. Starting with a couple of sketchnoting kits for the new and experienced sketchnoter, then moving on to...

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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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