Sketch Notes for Beginners
The Flowing Structure
The flowing structure also works for information that branches out like the branches of a tree.
The information in this graphic (above) also gives you tips on getting ready to take sketch notes.
The Modular Structure
The information in this graphic (above) also discusses the advantages of adding visuals to sketch notes.
The Vertical Structure
The vertical structure for sketch note-taking is good to use when dividing the information into two or more categories. Some people might prefer this type of sketch note-taking because it appears more orderly.
The information in this graphic (above) talks about conveying emotions in your stick figures by using body language, lines, and symbols.
The Web Structure
Ideas Not Art
I’ve created a Sketchnotes Toolbox full of ideas that you can use to get more visual examples for your students. In addition, you can download free high-quality copies of the images in this blog. Get them in my Sketchnotes Graphic Images.
If you’d like some Tips for Teaching with Sketchnotes, then check out my other blog post.
I found these blogs helpful when researching sketch notes.
This blog post by Core 77 gives practical information about getting started.
This blog post and Prezi created by Derek Bruff will show you a few more examples of Sketch Notes and why they are better than traditional note-taking.
The Benefits of Drawing
Use this infographic to display in your room or share with parents, administrators, or other teachers as a way to point out some of the academic benefits of learning to draw. While they are not the only reason for using drawing as part of a balanced curriculum, they are certainly worthy of celebrating and may help you advocate for including drawing as part of your art or classroom learning experiences.
You can read more about The Benefits of Drawing in this blog post.
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