We are so blessed to have 13 new Apple Pencils that our students can use on our iPads. They were purchased with some of the prize money that our middle school students won a few years ago in the Meijer Great Choices video contest. The seventh-grade students worked through the Everyone Can Sketchnote workbook in Keynote using the Apple pencil to practice new drawing skills and iPad tricks. Then they created a sketchnote of their choice about a book, Bible story, or a science/social studies topic.
Students, your sketchnotes were amazing! I loved taking a closer look at them as I was grading them. Here is a gallery showing everyone’s sketchnotes. Click on the image to see a larger view.
A few students explored animating their sketchnotes using the tools available in Keynote. Here are a few video examples:
Students, please write a reflection of at least 3 sentences about our Keynote/Sketchnote Unit. Tell me about:
What did you think of the workbook activities we did at the beginning in Keynote? What did you learn from them? Do you have any suggestions on how I could make the workbook better for future students? (I really would like to know your suggestions – please give MY project feedback!)
What did you learn about sketchnotes, Keynote, and/or the Apple Pencil?
What were your strengths in your sketchnote? What is something you could improve next time?