I can… digital visual note taking

Since August, I’ve been dabbling with visual note taking.  You can see my progress at MyLearning Journey for #ShowYourWork doodles and sketch notes.  I’ve also started doodling to illustrate the #LL2LU SMP progressions.

I’ve been using great pens and a journal.  For months, I’ve been telling myself that I want to take notes on my iPad, but I keep doubting that I can. (Great growth mindset thinking, huh?)

I can draw on my iPad, but I wonder if, perhaps, I might need to practice to get more comfortable and gain confidence.  Isn’t this what we want from all learners in our care?  I know I can, but I am not where I want to be…yet. I can and will improve with practice and effort.

Here’s on of my first attempts using Paper by 53.  I decided to practice in my comfort zone. I chose a doodle for I can make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. persevere doodle Doodling on the iPad is different.  I can experiment, undo and redo.  While I’m not yet brave enough to use it to take note in real-time, I think it’s fun, and it offers different opportunities for self-assessment and 2nd chances.

How might we experiment with different representations, media, and strategies to enhance learning and fun?

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