Seventh Grade Keynote Sketchnotes November 2018

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The 7th-grade students recently completed a unit using Keynote to learn about Sketchnotes. They used my #EveryoneCanSketchnote workbook to learn the basics about sketchnotes while using tricks to work, draw, trace, and animate in Keynote. (Click the link for FREE download of the Keynote workbook.) They LOVED using our Apple Pencils while working through this unit!

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IMG_0164After using the workbook, students used Keynote to make sketchnotes based on content from their Science or Social Studies class. (Scroll down to see their sketchnotes.) After they finished their sketchnotes, many students explored using the animation features in Keynote to add animations to their sketchnote. Here is an outstanding example from Kennedy (who loves to animate in Keynote and does it in her spare time even!)

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.

Seventh graders, 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?

26 thoughts on “Seventh Grade Keynote Sketchnotes November 2018

  1. I thought they really helped me get better at drawing on the iPad. That you can write your name many different ways with the same font. That you can just tap to get the Apple Pencil to start drawing. My strengths were tracing, I want to improve on everything else.

  2. 1. that they were a new better way of drawing an I learned that you can animate
    2.that the Apple Pencil Evan exists
    3.my strength the creative nit my weakness is the art of it

  3. It was good drawing practice, and I learned how to use Sketchnote.No,and I Learned how to animate sketchnotes.My strengths were the organization of sketchnotes.I could improve on my drawing in sketchnotes.

  4. I learned that you can animate what you draw. I also learned the the Apple Pencil is way more better for drawing than almost anything else. One of my greatest strengths was using the tools for drawing. It really helped me make important details in my work.

  5. 1.What did you think of the workbook activities we did at the beginning in Keynote?
    I’ve used keynote in the past but I’ve never used the coloring tools. It was very fun and I learned something new that I will use at home.

    2.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!)
    It was pretty simple but I did learn some new tips about drawing on Keynote. There’s nothing I would really change besides making it little bit shorter because a lot of people didn’t finish.

    3. 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?
    I learned about the drawing tool but I didn’t learn much since I’ve used Keynote before. The apple pencil was really cool and I didn’t know about it until you told us in class

  6. I think the workbook activities were beneficial to doing my sketch note. I learned that there are many ways to decorate a sketchnote. I learned that you can really remember things better with a picture. Some of my strengths were that I improved my drawings. One of my weakest points was trying to keep the sentences shorter.

  7. I think that the activities where very helpful. I learned how to put text and change the drawing pencils. I think you should show them different things on your board and let them do it on their iPad. I learned that the Appel pencil only works on I pads and that key note is an effective way to remember stuff. my strengths are tracing pictures. and my weakness would be drawing letters.

  8. I like them thought It was a very creative way of drawing. I learned how to trace which was cool. That you have to pair an Apple Pencil up with the tablet. That you can do a split screen in keynote. I learned how to be delicate with my work. I can do better with making it a little more self explanatory. I think that we should’ve used the app that you used because of they have better tools.

  9. 1 the workbook was vets helpful and increased my keynote drawing skills.

    2 The apple pencils are the greatest writing utencil iv ever used and make it very hard to go back to using a stylists.

    3 I feel like I did a good job on little details but need to work harder on the main idea or big picture

  10. I think that the work book activities were really amazing and they were a creative way of taking notes.
    I learned how to use an Apple Pencil for the first time.
    That you have to pair it before use.
    I didn’t know how to do the animations before so it was pretty interesting getting to learn how to do that also. I can make it better by doing cleaner lines and coloring.I like the app because its a great way to take notes.

  11. 1. I really thought the workbook was helpful it helped me understand how Keynote worked. I learned how to copy my drawing, change the boldness of the utensil,and how to make the color lighter.
    2.I learned that with the Apple Pencil is easier to use if you want to keep your lines straight.
    3.My strength in keynote was using the colors and utensils. I could improve by using more fonts and adding more arrows.

  12. 1 I THINK THAT WE SOULD HAVE STARTED A LITTLE SLOWER
    2 I LEARNED THAT THE APPLE PENCLE IS VERY EXPENSIVE AND THEY WORK GREAT BUT THEY HAVE BATTERY
    3 MY WAS THAT I CAN TRACE VERRY WELL

  13. I liked the workbook activities because I liked playing around in Keynote and seeing what we could do. I learned how to do a split screen. I also learned how to animate my drawings. The workbook itself was good, but I think you should give the students more time to practice in the workbook. I learned that sketch notes are a way to express yourself and how creative you are. My strengths in sketch notes are that I can come up with creative ideas on how to create a sketch note. I could improve next time by using more colors.

  14. I think that it was kinda fun, I learned how to make a sketch-note . I think you could improve on getting more able pencils.

    I learned that there even was an Apple Pencil.

    MY strength was drawing, something I could improve on is my handwriting

  15. I think the workbook activities were fun and simple. I learned how to make signs for my keynotes. Something you could do to make the workbook better is by putting the book in “chapters” on what we should do and do 1 chapter a day so we can all be on the same page. I learned that the Apple Pencil is really helpful when drawing more complex work and that sketchnotes will help you remember more things. The animation was my strength and I need to work on my actual drawings.

  16. I think the keynote book was a way to learn how to draw and it was fun. I learned how to animate in keynote. I would say go through it in one day. I learned that the apple pencil is not bluetooth. I feel like my strength was the shapes in keynote. I think I could do better in animating.

  17. I Thought the Keynote workbook activities helped me to animate and draw using keynote. I learned how to animate, draw people, and become more accurate when drawing faces. I think that the workbook shouldn’t be changed because I thought it was perfect. I learned the the Apple Pencil is extremely accurate and that keynote is like a drawing pad. My strengths were drawing real life faces and something I could improve on is drawing light on a face.

  18. I liked the workbook activities. I think that it helped me learn more about keynote and sketch notes. I learned that you can do lots of things on keynote including making sketch notes. I think the apple pencils were way easier than the stylus. I think the strengths in my project is that I had lots of text and pictures. I think next time I could add more color or tracing. This is a great way to study a subject for a test or something. Overall I like how we could do split screen to trace and this was a very creative project and i’d like to do it again sometime.

  19. it was good drawing practice for me on the ipad, and I learned how to draw over the original picture. No, and I Learned how to animate sketch-notes. My strengths where animating sketch-notes I could improve on my drawing on the iPad.

  20. I think the yearbook activities were very helpful and helped me understand keynote more.
    I learned how to get better at the specific things and how to draw better on an iPad.
    one way that you could make it better is if you could make it more detailed or more places to have freedom.
    I learned that the apple pencils are very delicate and they are very easy to draw with.
    something that I was very good at is the lettering on keynote.
    I can improve on my drawing probably the most.

  21. I liked the workbook. I learned how to do simple drawings that looked good. The Apple Pencil is great for projects like that, especially when you want to zoom in or out it wont accidentally draw. Some strengths in my sketchnotes were probably the drawings. Usually I cant draw but the helpful tips and tools we used were great. Next time I could improve on using the paintube, because that was a bit tricky.

  22. It was pretty easy since id already done Tata souiuey sketches but I learned how to split screen. I learned the Apple Pencil is a great iPad tool that is best for drawing. My keynote strength was drawing and writing. I think I was good at pretty much everything, but O could have learned how to go faster.

  23. I really like the workbook pages I think they were a fun and helpful way to prepare use for the projects.
    I learned that you can make a spit screen to make the drawing process easier to make this better you can try to let you pause the video.

    I learned so much about keynote with the drawing skills the workbook really helped.
    I loved the apple pencils the were such a big help to help me draw better.

  24. 1.At first, I thought it was going to be boring to do the workbook in Keynote but, it was actually pretty fun. I learned how to work with different apps for presentations, draw on iPad, and how to split screen which I thought was very cool.

    2.A suggestion is to teach your future students the tricks early on so the get the hang of it easily. One thing I learned, was how the Apple Pencil worked which is vey fun and cool accessory to use.

    3. My strengths in my sketchnote was my drawing. Drawing was super easy to do with the Apple Pencil, but with stylus it was kinda difficult. Something I can improve on is organization and writing without text boxes.

  25. 1.I thought it was helpful because, it helped me learn about all the things we can learn about with the Apple Pencil and also with keynote. I think that students in the future should learn how to do tall the things they can because it can really come in handy.
    2. I learned how to write, draw, make animations, and add stencils to the design I made.
    3. My strengths in keynote was to learn how to write in different ways.

  26. 1) The workbook was fun and simple. I learned how to make signs for my keynotes. Something you could do to make the workbook experience better is by breaking the book up into ” chapters” and do one chapter a day in class so we can all be on the same page.
    2) I learned that apple pencils help you better draw more complex things.
    3) My strength in keynote is the animations and I need to work on my drawing skills.

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