Sketchnote and Twine

Below are some of the notes I made during our Sketchnote and Twine workshop in class. I had never heard of either of these tools prior to this class. I think that Sketchnote is such a helpful idea to help students to remember the information that they are writing. In my personal experience, I find it hard to retain the material that I am taking notes on during class because I am usually writing fairly quickly in order to keep up with the speed at which my teacher is talking. I think Sketchnoting would be a very effective way to take notes and I am going to recommend it to my friends and family. Twine also seems like a fun and useful to when creative writing. I like that it is easy enough for younger students to use as well. Twine allows its users the freedom to be creative and to make their work unique and personalized. It also gives students experience with using technology while they write their own stories.

Sketchnote

  • Mind maps
  • Drawing little pictures/symbols
  • Mostly test/organization tool
  • Show thought process
  • Key is to be quick
  • 2018 study from the University of Waterloo found that both younger and older stadents often draw sketches along with their notes
  • Intended for summarizing especially when taking notes in class
  • Condense note-taking
  • Engages your whole mind
  • Helps with concentration
  • Patterns: radial, vertical, path, etc.
My attempt at Sketchnoting different images

Twine

  • Free resource for making fiction on web pages
  • If you don’t want it to be public, you can send it directly to someone through email
  • Easy for children to use
  • Fun way to create your own stories
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