Sketchnoting has become a buzzword in education. Visual depictions of information meet the needs of more learners and stretch the processing of highly linear and word-focused learners like myself. I can barely read a book, blog post, or Twitter feed without seeing beautiful and organized sketchnotes.
There are many wonderful educational resources about the benefits of sketchnotes, apps or techniques to use, or the process of creating sketchnotes. I am particularly fond of Kathy Shrock’s Sketchnoting in the Classroom guide, Sylvia Duckworth’s Sketchnotes for Beginners presentation and her inspirational sketchnotes themselves.
I am a traditional and linear notetaker and sketchnoting is a challenge for me; it forces me to think differently and organize my thoughts as I go. This is different from my traditionally passive note taking in which I scribe the experience and occasionally process later. [Read more…]