10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century
Sketch notes–or graphic notes, or whatever other term you like–are one of the single most important developments in note-taking history. Hold on, give me a second to explain. Exactly why they matter has something to do with the way our brains work, and the explosion of technology, and a little bit of viral success. The point of notes, it seems, is to capture important ideas for future reference. While it’s nothing new to take notes that combine images with words and phrases, sketch notes are actually an evolution of this idea. As an English teacher, I taught only a handful note taking styles, primarily combination notes, and Cornell notes, concept-map notes, and a kind of mash of the three. Then Ken Robinson’s Changing Educational Paradigms exploded across the internet, and the sound of the little marker squeaking across the whiteboard became synonymous with digital storytelling. Why? And in the era of tablet PCs, smartphones, and instagram, this means everything.
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