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Sketchnoting, continued

I was fortunate enough, earlier this week, to attend the closing colloquium for the Teachers Institute I staffed this year. We combined with a second Institute – the Teachers Institute for the Arts, staffed by the fabulous Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz and David Moss of Kol Haot.

During the colloquium, Tim and Jenny from Creative Connections live sketched the event. They live sketched the opening workshop for the Teachers Institute for the Arts last summer, so the participants in that program were familiar with their work.

This just blew me away! This is very similar to sketchnoting, although it’s more a reporting than a processing of the information. I love it, though!

A few tips from Tim:

  • Most text goes into containers
  • Containers can “layer,” that is, appear to be under or over one another
  • Use color
  • Don’t use visual clichés

Watching Tim and Jenny work during the colloquium was fascinating, and made me want to pursue sketchnoting even more.

And speaking of pursuing sketchnoting more…

Sketchnote Army is a great resource if you’re looking to learn more about sketchnoting as is their new podcast. I listened to episode one on my commutes yesterday and today (I have a short drive!), and the info was just great!

Also – I’ve found this post to be a great resource. And this one, too.

 

 

May 20, 2016 Posted by | Sketchnoting, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Links You’ll Love

There’s a great article about the Spheros in the New Yorker this week. There are lots of lesson plans to integrate these little guys in your curriculum – let me know if you want to explore. We’re really enjoying using them!

It’s not a short read, but this post says a lot about iPads, research about their effectiveness in education, and what it means to us. Very interesting!

May 20, 2016 Posted by | Links You'll Love, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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