The Technology: Sketchnoting/ Paper
Taking notes by hand can often be more effective than typing them into a laptop or tablet. Similarly, sketchnoting, the act of drawing a visual story while listening to a speaker or reading a text, can also be an excellent way for students to remember and synthesize new information.
There are many apps that support sketching on a tablet, but my favorite is Paper.
It gives you basic, digital drawing tools like markers, pencils, and an eraser, and allows you to arrange your drawings into notebooks and easily organize your work. You can also integrate photos into your drawings.
After you have completed your sketchnotes, you can save them to the iPad’s camera roll, share them via email, or post them to social media.
Paper is free to download, but you will also need a stylus for your tablet. They can be purchased for as little as $6.00 on amazon.
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