I’ve been hearing a lot about “sketch notes” recently. I invited Stacey from Expressive Monkey to share with us all about sketchnotes because she has a super awesome sketchnotes resource! I think you’ll love how Stacey breaks down the “6 Ways to get Students Engaged with Sketchnotes.” She is also giving away a copy of her resource AND she generously made a free sample product to share with all of you so you can get started right away using sketchnotes! Please enjoy this guest post by Stacey from Expressive Monkey!
What are sketchnotes?
Make sketchnotes part of the lesson and have students share their pages with each other. The emphasis is not on how artistic the page is, but on the idea and information that is conveyed. As students share, remind them that they are sharing ideas, not art. They might share what they used as a heading, what kind of visual structure they used to map out the page or what kind of content they recorded.
Stacey Peters, creator of Expressive Monkey, has 25 years of experience teaching elementary art in Ohio. She believes that anyone can create art and is always looking for waysto create drawing pages that give students choices and ideas for expressing themselves visually.