Hi, My name is Teresa and I’m a word nerd. However, I also believe in the power of images and drawings — hence my unnatural love for infographics. Here’s a great collection from Brain Pickings. One of my favorite books ever, that I used often with AP Language, is Information Graphics by Sandra Rendgen.
In my classroom I like to promote the use of sketchnotes, a way of personalizing learning by taking meaningful, graphics-based notes rather than linear text-based notes. I introduce the concept with this TEDed talk called Drawing in Class. Mike Rohde’s book is a great intro and tutorial. My friend JoAnn Fox teaches sketchnoting and has some great examples here.
Most of my own sketchnotes are in a Moleskine journal. I’m transitioning to digital with an app called Paper by Fifty-Three. The beautiful possibilities are endless.
Go forth and think beyond Cornell notes!