Sketchnoting in classroom with AWW

Sketchnoting is really a buzzword these days. You cannot surf a web without stumbling upon a blog post or guide introducing sketchnoting skills, sketchnoting for beginners, sketchnoting resources… And we can’t blame them – sketchnoting is a really great way to enhance your student’s creativity, information retaining and interaction in the classroom. AWW app can help you achieve that.

Why Sketchnoting?

There is a number of reasons why your kids should start making their sketches in the classroom. Sketchnoting is the most creative and individual learning method for kids and is more personal than a classic note taking.

Kids memorize better while taking visual notes. The visual cues in sketchnotes enhance their recall process. When kids are sketching, they are basically organizing information visually and arranging it in a hierarchy. This spatial arrangement of information provides a structural framework for the content.

Kids can arrange information the way that best suits their learning habits and abilities.  Each student has a particular style to portray his or her knowledge of the topic. Sketchnoting allows them to express their style and release their creativity.

Kids are developing listening, organizing and summarizing skills while sketchnoting. Unlike classical note taking, sketchnoting is a higher order process of capturing information. It requires a combination of listening, thinking, visualizing and drawing at the same time.

It’s fun so kids stay focused and engaged with lessons. Try it out in your classroom and watch your kids draw and create their sketches! They will absolutely love it!

4 Components of Sketchnoting

There are four main components of sketchnoting.

  1. Text
  2. Images
  3. Frames/ Containers
  4. Connectors

4 Elements of Sketchnoting

Boost your Sketchnoting with AWW

  • No need for pencil or notebook

With AWW your kids won’t need pencils or notebooks to start making awesome sketches. The only thing they’re going to need is their own mobile phone or a tablet provided by your school.

  • Share your work with the world

There are few things that give so much pleasure like an admiration you get for your work. Motivate your students to master the art of sketchnoting and let them share their sketchnotes with their friends on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Include friends

Have your students invite other classmates to join their boards to make a collaborative sketch. Students can use it outside the classroom as a fun and easy learning method for study groups.

  • Drawing options at a glance 

Make your drawing as easy as possible and use AWW advanced tools. Make a circle, rectangle or line with a tap on the board. Type in the text or erase it without hassle. Add files and draw sketches on the top of them. Upload your presentations or images and make your sketches even more visual. Save your sketch and add a missing drawing afterward with AWW templates.

  • Have unlimited canvas

A classic notebook is limited with a size of the page. With AWW you can expand your canvas as much as you need. You can even add additional pages to your board for each lesson or topic and export it as a single pdf file.

 

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Author: Dorotea Knezevic

Head of Marketing at AWW. Google certified specialist, content creator and social media enthusiast