Implementing Sketchnotes

Instructional Strategies


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Introduction 0:44

Getting Started with Why and How

Why Use Sketchnotes in the Art Room? 2:26

Best Material Options 0:45

The Foundational Concepts of Sketchnotes

Showing Facial Expression 3:26

Drawing Body Gestures 3:17

Using Arrows and Bullet Points 3:43

Diving Deeper with Key Points

Finding Key Points 7:43

Blending in Art Concepts

Adding in the Elements and Principles of Art 2:47

Focusing on Typography 6:24

Moving Beyond Paper Notes

Sketchnotes and Assessment 3:26

Getting Started with Digital Sketchnotes 2:44


Conclusion 0:37

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Implementing Sketchnotes

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Explore methods for getting started with a visual library including icons, layouts, and expression.

  • 2 Learn how to scaffold the process of sketchnoting for your students.

  • 3 Discover how to promote student engagement through the use of sketchnoting.

Dive into the recent documentation trend of sketchnoting! Gain specific ideas to excite students with simple drawing tips, layout and formula ideas, and step-by-step methods to getting started. Discover ways to teach the elements and principles through sketchnoting as well as connecting typography. It’s everything you need to get going with this engaging note-taking method!

Nic Hahn

Nic Hahn

PRO Facilitator and Elementary Art Teacher

Nic Hahn, an elementary art teacher in Minnesota, and she has worked as an instructor for AOE. She also authors the popular blog “Mini Matisse.” She enjoys sharing creative ideas and positive musings about teaching. Nic has worked with learners from preschoolers through adults and has discovered she loves teaching at all levels.


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