Kevin Thorn - Sketchnoting is a form of Visual Writing by expressing ideas, concepts, and important thoughts in a meaningful flow by listening, processing, and transferring what you hear by sketching either by analog or digital.
“When you draw an object, the mind becomes deeply, intensely attentive,” says the designer Milton Glaser, an author of a 2008 monograph titled Drawing Is Thinking. “And it’s that act of attention that allows you to really grasp something, to become fully conscious of it.” Arguably, making graphic marks predates verbal language, so whether as a simple doodle or a more deliberate free-hand drawing, the act is essential to expressing spontaneous concepts and emotions. What’s more, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology, doodlers find it easier to recall dull information (even 29 percent more) than non-doodlers, because the latter are more likely to daydream.
Neuro plasticity - rewiring the brain what do you visualise at this point? • Holism. It exercises students' kinesthetic, auditory, linguistic, and verbal modalities. • Feedback. Visuals offer tangible, immediate insight that teachers can use to gauge and build upon comprehension. • Chemical changes. It can generate a much-needed dopamine surge for pleasure, oxytocin surge due to love and trust that undergirds success, and a decrease in cortisol associated with stress. • Connectivity. Ideas filtered through visual notes leap off the page and nourish the brain's love for connections, imagery, and storytelling. • Fun. Big-picture comprehension. Deep thinking and imagining. Synthesizing information. Cerebral satisfaction. A "brain break." A chance to revisit content. Listening. Laughing.
Reflection : “We don’t learn from experiences, we learn from reflecting on the experience” John Dewey Note Taking: How can we summarize main ideas visually? Visual Thinking: How can we make thinking visual and visible to others? Content Creation: How can we take concepts and content, in order to be able to share visually to appeal to a larger audience Memory Aid: Doodling triggers memory after the event has passed. Visuals beat text when it comes to remembering Process Ideation: Documenting the formation of concepts and ideas Storytelling: Conveying of events through images and text Mind Mapping: Brainstorming and organizing of ideas, thoughts and connections
In 2009 Jackie Andrade a professor at the University of Plymouth created a psychological experiment to see if doodling was of any benefit to your memory. One group was asked to doodle whilst listening to a phone message and the other group didn’t. The group that doodled retained 29% more information than the group that didn’t. Whilst this is hardly conclusive proof that doodling is a huge aid to memory it does point towards its potential.
“Sketchnotes are intelligent note-taking,” says Ovenell-Carter, director of educational technologies and a teacher at Mulgrave School, a K-12 independent school in Vancouver, B.C. “The note-taking process is normally passive. But with sketchnotes, you don’t write anything down until your thoughts are there. It’s already digested.” https://plus.google.com/communities/115990332552316650304
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“Sketchnotes are purposeful
doodling while listening to
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.”
benefits of doodling
Visual notetaking in
Ms Wendi’s World -
examples from High
‘How to’ guidance
Verbal to Visual classroom -Youtube
Mike Rohde’s Sketchnote Handbook
Sylvia Duckworth Sketchnoting and
Beginner’s Guide to Sketchnoting (on an
Sketchnote Scribes Google+ community
Silvia Tolisano Sketchnoting for learning