People's responses to Sketchnotes are like a one-two punch: I love that-I can't draw. This blog post is my counter punch. Yes, you can!
At this point you may be asking, "What are Sketchnotes?"
Sketchnotes are purposeful doodling while listening to something interesting.Sketchnotes don't require high drawing skills, but do require a skill to visually synthesize and summarize via shapes, connectors, and text. Sketchnotes are as much a method of note taking as they are a form of creative expression.
From: The Sketchnote Army
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It's summer now, a time when teachers reflect on their practice, engage in professional reading & learning, and look ahead to changes that they may make in the upcoming year. Like other teachers, I have been reading, reflecting, and sketching. It occurred to me that maybe I should combine these three elements, and I remembered the tiny sketchbook from the video that I had shown my class. What if I got myself a little journal that was just for recording highlights from my summer reading?
My SketchQuote journal is turning into an inspiring book of reminders that I can flip through throughout the year. When I find myself stressed with deadlines, meetings, and paper grading-a time when I am most in need of a little inspiration-I can flip through my book of SketchQuotes for a reminder of what it is I am striving to accomplish for my students.
Reading isn't the only source of learning. Are you listening to podcasts? Keynote speeches? Watching a Google Hangout?
Are you on Twitter? Did someone share an idea worth sketching?
Who or what inspires you?