The Quick & Easy Route to Interactive Notes
Visual note-taking is a surefire way to build connections in your students' brains and increase:
- problem solving ability
- and much more!
An easy way to maximize these brain benefits without having to do a ton of prep work is to use DIY doodle note stickers.
Grab your free set, then print this list of all of your options. There are so many ways to use these!
STUDENTS use the stickers
To make this easy, two versions are included for many of the larger structural stickers. You can choose to print a variety pack for each child, or you can print the versions that have 4 of the same sticker on each page. It's easy to just pass out a single page for a whole table of four students, and it saves paper!
Remember, if you don't want to purchase sticker paper, you can just use regular paper and have kids glue these into their notebooks.
Here's how a page comes together:
The connection between the visual, colorful side and the linguistic side maximizes activity along the neural pathways that lead to long-term memory. Visual note-taking methods have been proven to increase retention.
YOU use the stickers (You'll need just one teacher set printed)
Quick Tip: Lay it all out before peeling the backs, so you can re-arrange as needed. Once you have settled on a layout, peel and stick!
Then, photocopy your master page as a graphic note to distribute.
Students can fill in the rest and add their input wherever you have left them some space for interaction.
Review / Study Guide
They'll have to plan out the best way to visually represent the lesson material. The process of choosing, laying out, and planning their page with the stickers helps them organize the information mentally. They can discuss their options.
Then, they'll build a graphic note page that can serve as a study guide.
By embellishing, labeling, and interacting with the note sheet, they'll build mental connections and remember the information. The activation of both brain hemispheres and the processes behind Dual Coding Theory will offer them the best study experience!
These also make great classroom posters!
Tips & Tricks
for Easy Implementation:
Stickers on the variety sheets are labeled, so kids can pre-cut them as homework before a lesson.
The class is able to easily develop a doodle-friendly graphic note that offers all the benefits of an interactive notebook as well as added brain benefits.
With the coloring, doodling, lettering, embellishing, and color coding, students engage the full brain. They activate the neural pathways that allow them to convert the information to long-term memory.
By blending the text and graphics, the "doodle note" strategy takes full advantage of Dual Coding Theory. Click the links below to access the notebook stickers.
Download a Free Set of Notebook Stickers:
A larger set is available for purchase here as well: DIY Doodle Note Stickers