Live Sketchnoting Q & A

In this video you’ll get to watch a full hour and a half of sketchnoting Q & A!

I hope you enjoy watching and listening as we explore the questions that come up.

Check out the timestamps and links below to jump to specific questions or follow-up on some of the resources mentioned.

Timestamps & Links

  • 4:14 – Are you using native YouTube live or some other video broadcasting tool?
  • 6:31 – Talking about the new course, Digital Sketchnoting.
  • 7:33 – Why is this room so tiny?
  • 8:08 – Any special method for filing/storing your drawings so you can find them again?
  • 10:47 – When does the course Digital Sketchnoting start?
  • 12:43 – Every time I get hold of a pencil and paper I have a lot to put down but nothing comes out on paper. Where do I start?
  • 14:57 – Is there any community available for all of us?
  • 17:09 – It seems that all of your videos are so well polished when you are creating your sketchnotes. How many iterations do you tend to do before you take that step? What tools do you use to iterate?
  • 19:54 – Is it good use an iPad for sketchnoting?
  • 21:50 – How do you structure your videos for effective learning?
  •  24:02 – Have you heard of Rocketbook?
  • 27:26 – Have you tried reMarkable sketchnote tablet?
  • 30:13 – Talking about the International Sketchnote Camp!
  • 31:40 – Seeing sketchnotes out in the world!
  • 33:16 – I have been asked to facilitate virtual trainings via Zoom. When you sketch live how do you set up your recording and laptop, etc. It feels like it might be clunky.
  • 35:42 – The big issue I am having that is stopping me from doing most sketchnotes is coming up with what to actually sketch, and just managing to actually sketch that thing. Do you have any tips?
  • 38:37 – Talking iPad and Apple Pencil models.
  • 40:12 – Which apps do you prefer for Sketchnoting/Graphic recording with the iPad? Concepts? I prefer the simplicity of Paper app.
  • 41:51 – When using analog sketchnoting (pen & paper, blackboard, whiteboard) I use CamScanner or Google’s PhotoScan to record the final sketch.
  • 45:58 – How about an app for android – what would you recommend?
  • 46:20 – Do you use some specific brushes for Procreate?
  • 49:12 – Talking video exports and screen recording on iPad.
  • 50:50 – More on CamScanner.
  • 52:32 – I’m trying use sketchnoting in my lessons (10-18 year-olds). Any tips on what to do to reach the kids who might profit from more visual thinking but don’t really take to it?
  • 57:28 – How about using sketchnoting for medical students?
  • 59:43 – I wonder about some tips and advice on using iPAD to graphically facilitate Zoom meetings?
  • 1:02:44 – You learn a lot on your own and then share what you learn with this community. Do you have a lesson plan or just start learning whatever is spotlighting in your brain at the moment?
  • 1:06:30 – Does Procreate allow you to just record specific layers?
  • 1:07:57 – What exactly is your Learn in Public course? And who is it for?
  • 1:12:49 – Low pressure practice settings.
  • 1:13:37 – Ideas for middle school history class (ancient, world, and US).
  • 1:18:05 – Educators bringing visuals into lessons, seeing them in the margins of exams.
  • 1:19:48 – What is the best educator discount for all of your content?
  • 1:20:37 – How are you?
  • 1:21:50 – Using sketchnoting as a consultant, to deliver information.
  • 1:22:30 – Using sketchnoting with folks with Autism or Aspergers.
  • 1:25:50 – How can i use it for my research work like paper publication

Dig Deeper

Want to dig deeper into the development of your own sketchnoting skills?

Check out our library of online courses:

Here’s a great place to start: An Introduction to Visual Note-Taking.

You can explore the full course library here.

Happy sketchnoting,

-Doug