In Sketchnoting in the Classroom, author Nichole Carter shows how
sketchnotes can help students retain new material, develop skills to articulate
empathy and build connections to larger concepts. The book includes strategies
for helping students feel successful in the process, for example, asking them
what their brain is telling them, asking how they learn best and encouraging the
process through specific note-taking strategies.
The book includes:
- Analysis of the brain science behind sketchnoting,
including teaching students how to identify patterns and apply them
effectively in their sketchnotes.
- Lesson ideas for sketchnoting across content areas,
including science, social studies, English language arts and math.
- Tools and resources for both analog and digital
- Tips for using sketchnotes for professional
development, including at conferences and at department or staff meetings.
- Examples from a variety of teachers with experience using sketchnotes in
This book makes sketchnotes more accessible to all teachers and helps both
teachers and students feel confident in visual note taking.
About the Author
Nichole Carter has been a middle school classroom teacher for 11 years,
teaching both honors and regular English language arts. For four years, she used
the flipped classroom model with over 150 students in a blended learning
environment in a 1:1 iPad school. She was named a 2015 PBS Digital Innovator and
a 2015 Schoology ambassador. Carter has presented nationally for AMLE,
Schoology, Title 1 and ISTE. She’s currently an innovation strategist for the
Beaverton School District in Oregon.