Sketchnoting In The Classroom
Are you interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom, both as an instructional tool as well as a skill that you pass on to your students?
If so, this resource kit is for you. Let me tell you about it.
A Resource Kit For Educators
- Add sketchnoting to your toolkit as an instructor to better develop and deliver curriculum.
- Introduce sketchnoting to your students and help them develop and apply their skills in a subject-specific way.
- Short videos with printable follow-up activities to weave sketchnoting seamlessly into your lessons.
- A printable card deck with quick prompts that encourage students to engage with information on a deep (but still playful) level.
Pilot Program Timeline (Updated)
February 15th, 2017: Pilot Program Opens
You can now join the pilot program! The first thing you will receive is a short survey to share where you teach, what you teach, the learning goals you have for your students, and the goals you have for yourself as an instructor.
July 5th*: Resource Kit Available
I’ll release the first version of the resource kit at the end of this school year – in time for you to explore the resources and plan how to incorporate them into your classroom next school year. (*See “Current Status” section below.)
July 15th*: Feedback (Round 1)
In the middle of the summer I’ll reach out to those who have had a chance to explore the resources so that you can let me know what additions and adjustments are needed prior to the start of the school year. (*Feedback welcome after this date as well.)
August 15th: Final Pilot Resources
I’ll send out the final pilot resources in the middle of August so that you can use them in your classroom from the very beginning of the school year!
Winter Break: Feedback (Round 2)
After you’ve had a full term to use these resources in your classroom, I’ll reach out to learn what worked well and what still needs improvement.
Who’s Making This?
My name is Doug Neill, and here’s a bit of my background:
- In 2011 I received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Pacific University, with secondary certifications in Math, Science, and ESL.
- That same year I got pulled into the world of visual thinking and documented my skill development over at The Graphic Recorder.
- I launched Verbal To Visual in 2013 to help others develop their sketchnoting skills, and have built four courses to date: An Introduction To Visual Note-Taking, How To Make Sketchnote Videos, Sketchnoting In The Classroom, and Learn In Public.
April 1st, 2017 – Here’s an update on the early stage development of this resource kit in which I outline the specific components that I’m building:
June 22nd, 2017 – Check out the first sample video lesson! It focuses on how students can start incorporating arrows into the note-taking process. If you sign up you’ll get to share feedback on this lesson style to make the next ones even better!
July 23rd, 2017 – Instead of releasing a large set of lessons and activities at once, I’ve been releasing about three per week. Lessons currently available: Handwritten Fonts, Icons, Faces, Arrows, Stick Figures, Color, Scenes, Containers, Lists, and Dividers. In the queue: a big batch of practice activities and additional resources. After that, all of the others described here! My apologies for the delayed release.
Benefits Of Joining The Pilot Program
Why might you join this pilot program? Here are a few reasons:
Help Shape The Resource Kit
The first thing you’ll receive when you sign up is a survey so that you can share with me where you teach, what you teach, the learning goals you have for your students, and the goals that you have for yourself as an instructor. Your responses will directly inform the development of these resources!
After August 15th, 2017 (when the final pilot resources are released) the price of this resource kit will increase, so if you’re intrigued now’s the time to pick it up!
Improve Your Skills As An Instructor
By developing your own sketchnoting skills you’ll be better prepared to reach the visual learners in your classroom, making this addition to your instructional toolkit invaluable.
Teach Your Students A Lifelong Skill
Too many students think that 1) they can’t draw and/or 2) drawing doesn’t belong in the classroom. By showing them otherwise you’ll be opening the door to a more creative and fulfilled future.
After August 15th, 2017, the price of this resource kit will increase to $49.
Any questions or concerns? Send an email my way: firstname.lastname@example.org.