In 2006, Michael Rohde had the idea to harness the power of doodling to create more memorable notes by calling upon people to incorporate meaningful images into their session notes. Rohde found this rewarding for several reasons. First, it helped him concentrate on the topic at hand; second, the notes were visually appealing; and third, he found that notes with illustrations stayed in his memory much better. (Rohde, 2013). From this initial experimentation came the practice he named "sketchnoting."
ISTE (2012) shares the importance of visuals and learning in Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom. Chapter 3, is dedicated to helping students understand how to read and understand visual information. In sketchnoting, students are the interpreters and creators of visual information through text and drawn images.
This presentation provides information about Sketchnoting and introduces participants to research behind visual note taking and why it is good for students and teachers.
ALA Unit/Subunit: AASL
Meeting Type: Program
Cost: Included with full conference registration.