This week the sixth graders used iPads to create a digital journal sketchnotes using words and pictures to document a day or significant event in their life. Students had a choice to use the Flipink app or the Tayasui Sketches Pro app. (See this earlier post to watch the tutorials that we used to introduce the activity.) Journal pages are an excellent activity to get students started with sketchnotes because they are sketching from their personal experience, which is not as difficult as listening while sketching.
Here is a gallery showing some of their sketches (a few students didn’t finish, so there may be a few sketches that are missing.) Click on the image to see the full image in a larger size.
I was so excited that after we worked on this unit, one student came to class and shared an amazing sketchnote that she had created while listening to the speaker in chapel. I was so impressed – even the arrows were color coded to represent the ideas that he talked about!
If you are interested in learning more about sketchnotes, I suggest that you check out my free iTunesU course: Digital Sketchnotes for Visualizing Learning
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