I have to admit that her beautiful, and beautifully-organised, notebook made me a bit jealous, since my artistic skills are somewhat lacking. Carol Goodey and James Taylor seconded this, and I thought it would be fun to make us all feel a bit better by setting a drawing challenge, and proving we can all make our artwork understandable! Maybe it will be the first step towards out own sketchnoting at future webinars and conferences 😉
1. Choose four things you often have to draw in the classroom, or that you’ve had bad experiences drawing in the past (!). I suggest a person doing a particular action or job, an animal, a vehicle, and a miscellanous object, but you can draw whatever you like.
2. Draw them in any way you see fit (on a board, on paper, on a tablet…) but don’t spend any more time on it than you would in a lesson.
3. Share the results for us to guess what they are. 🙂
After that, I think you’ll agree, it’s a good job I’m a teacher, not an artist, as I often tell my students!
I look forward to seeing your artwork. 🙂
David Harbinson was the first to take up the challenge, and has also shared his version of sketchnotes from a recent webinar.
Martin Sketchley shared his version of a skeleton from his YL classroom, and added four drawings for you to guess.
Maria Theologidou added a twist to her contribution by sharing a great activity for practising past simple and past continuous through drawing.