Mary Ottenwess, Instructional Technology Specialist, Catholic Central High School
Sketchnoting is a method of note-taking that includes visual elements within, throughout and sometimes instead of text-based notes. This method of visual note-taking, sometimes called purposeful doodling, helps students learn to listen for the important points in a lesson and to represent them in a way that will better solidify those details in memory. We’ve all heard the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” and how many of us look at the pictures instead of reading the words in those oh-so-helpful user manuals? Let’s learn how to put those visual concepts into everyday practice. We will discuss the various elements that are used in sketchnoting, the different patterns that can be utilized and the tools and gear used for the technique. You will also get a chance to try out sketchnoting for yourself. No drawing skills required!