Ever hear of sketchnoting? It’s a way of taking notes which is part words and part pictures, arrows, colors, and any other kind of graphics that help students remember what they are learning. According to a 2018 study,* students who used sketchnoting were almost twice as likely to remember compared to students who wrote words only.
Suppose a teacher is explaining the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Here is a sketchnote of important facts to remember. Notice how sketchnoting takes advantage of a student’s visual learning skills and in this case, artistic learning skills.
For more about sketchnoting, go to https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-and-why-introduce-visual-note-taking-your-students?utm_content=linkpos1&utm_campaign=weekly-2021-04-14&utm_source=edu-legacy&utm_medium=email
*The Surprisingly Powerful Influence of Drawing on Memory by Myra A. Fernandes, Jeffrey D. Wammes, Melissa E. Meade. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963721418755385