Image of the Week: Annotate Sketchnotes with ThingLink

Sketchnoting is the process of visually synthesizing & summarizing information. Annotating your sketchnote with ThingLink, brings a level of interactivity for the viewer which is not possible with a ‘pen to paper’ sketchnote. Our image of the week comes to us courtesy of Marcel van Hove. His sketchnote highlights key takeaways from a podcast episode. Here he used tags with embedded Soundcloud segments and more.

One feature of a Premium or Pro ThingLink account is the ability to hide your tags. This comes in handy when you are annotating your sketchnotes. Visible tags on your image may distract from the shapes, pictures, or information displayed. Hiding your tags allows your viewer to still see the beauty of your sketchnote while engaging through the discovery of embedded items.

Learning Standards to Support Sketchnoting with ThingLink

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.8
    • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9
    • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Share Annotated Sketchnotes with ThingLink

If you would like to explore how to bring Sketchnoting into your classroom, take a look at the resources collected by ThingLink Certified Educator Meghan Zigmond on the image embedded below. Please share your tagged ThingLink Sketchnotes via Twitter with hashtag #TL_Sketchnotes.

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Dan Gallagher
Dan Gallagher is a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator who is now ThingLink's Education Social Media Specialist. This position oversees @ThingLink_Edu and assists with contributions to the blog. Dan is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in NJ where he shows teachers how to integrate technology into their instruction.
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