similar to the animation in an RSAnimate video of Sir Ken Robinson’s Changing Education Paradigms TED Talk, convinced me that doodling and sketchnoting were powerful learning tools that belonged in my classroom.
Doodling is actually a form of mnemonics, connecting images with information and significantly increasing our ability to remember what we’ve learned.
students learn more and retain it longer if they write their notes by hand.
Capturing important ideas by hand, whether writing words or creating images, stimulates neural pathways between motor, visual, and cognitive skills. In other words, writing and drawing can make us smarter.
Make it fun and stress-free.
simple techniques we could use to improve the images we were creating.
Students who took handwritten notes generally outperformed students who typed their notes via computer, researchers at Princeton University and the University of California at Los Angeles found.
people who write them out in longhand appear to learn better, retain information longer, and more readily grasp new ideas, according to experiments by other researchers who also compared note-taking techniques.
something about writing things down excites the brain, brain imaging studies show. “Note-taking is a pretty dynamic process,
“You are transforming what you hear in your mind.”
Those who wrote out their notes longhand took down fewer words, but appeared to think more intensely about the material as they wrote, and digested what they heard more thoroughly, the researchers reported in Psychological Science. “All of that effort helps you learn,”