I just watched Giulia Forsythe at Brock University describe her visual note taking. The video is about 4 minutes long and brings together the why and the how of this technique. It makes great sense from a “how the brain learns” perspective, and can be viewed below.
After watching the video I did a little digging and came upon this resource that is indeed comprehensive if you want to learn more—a LOT more about visual note-taking using something other than some colored pens and a piece of paper!
Another train to follow on this topic is A field guide to TED graphic notes, which includes a six minute TED Talk by Sunni Brown where she gives a brief history of doodling if you’re interested. You may also wish to look over Visual Notetaking 101.
Give it a try and see what you come up with at your next meeting—or see what your colleagues are coming up with! Or introduce it to your students as a new way of listening and engaging.
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The web is full of great visual thinking resources. I’ve been trying to compile them in a comprehensive place. A couple weeks ago, I did a guest skype for @bonstewart’s teacher education class so I pulled this together of some of the most relevant Teaching and Learning related resources: http://gforsythe.ca/ed473/