How might note taking become more active, personal, brain-compatible and shareable? How might we incorporate symbols and doodles to improve listening, better express ideas, summarize/synthesize learning and make connections? Consider joining an Educon conversation and practice session to explore how we might grow ourselves and our learners through doodling and visual thinking.
This is a “do and dialogue” session. Together, we will experiment and prototype graphical, non-linear, low-res notes to listen deeply, capture big ideas, make creative connections, and strengthen comprehension and retention of important moments, learnings, and lessons.
We will begin with a quick convo about the “why and what” of sketch noting, share a bit about its impact at our schools, and on our own thinking and learning, then practice and learn together. We will doodle to a TED talk, doodle while we read, bravely share our work, and discuss how doodling can change peer-to-peer observations and feedback.
Resources to explore:
- Archive of conversation doodles from our session
- Sunni Brown’s The Doodle Revolution: Unlock the Power to Think Differently
- Brain Doodles
- “Doodling the C’s: Creativity, Comprehension, Communication & Connections #educon” on Storify
Shelley and I modeled doodling all 4 C’s with our collaboratively designed doodle of the Connect, Extend, Challenge Visible Thinking Routine, shown below.
Cross posted at Finding the Signal.
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Thanks for providing a thoughtful way and a safe place to give sketchnoting a try. I’m going to keep practicing even though I feel a bit insecure about my doodling abilities. My big take away was that “doodling is not about creating art, but it’s about making sense.” That’s incredibly useful.
While writing the blog post, Shelley and I discussed how great your doodle was, Philip. I particularly liked the two figures boxing to illustrate verbal, auditory, visual attention competition. It is something that I appreciate and want to steal.
I had lots of fun at our session. Thanks for adding to conversation!
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