Sketchnotes Day 5

We’re five days into our Sketchnoting trial for the astronomy unit of grade 9 science. I think it’s safe to say I’m sold on the idea of being intentional about integrating visuals in note taking.    Observations so far: Students are awesome. Not that this is a new finding, but it’s nice to be reminded of how unique & creative…

Sketchnotes Take One: What do we already know?

We’ve started sketchnoting in SNC1DF in our Study of the Universe unit. For the first day, I introduced the concept of sketchnotes with help from Marie-Andree Ouimet & Joel Charlebois’ workshop presentation.  After a quick introduction, I set the students on their first sketchnoting adventure: draw a sketchnote of what you already know about the universe. I gave the students a…

Starting with Sketchnotes

After following the #sketchnoting conversation between educators on Twitter, I became intrigued. I popped in the sketchnoting room at the 2018 EdCamp and my brain was abuzz with ideas for how this could change the way students engage with information in Science class. Not one to waste any time, I reordered our units in SNC1DF and set Earth & Space: the…

Periodic Table Introduction

You know when you are faced with a challenge that makes your brain work in a way that is both frustrating and intriguing? This introductory activity for the Periodic Table was just that for my students and I’ve included a free printable below so that you can give it a try. We are partway through our Chemistry unit and I…