After attending ISTE this year, I decided it would be fun to try making a sketchnote. I have also been wanting to share some of what I have learned after teaching Code.org as a major curriculum component in my Computer Science classroom this year. Seemed like the perfect combo!
I ended up using the Paper by 53 app on my iPad and Photoshop Elements on my laptop to create the note. I did the drawings and titles in Paper and the text in Photoshop Elements. I really had no idea what I was doing and wasn't sure I could do all of the text by hand. I am pleasantly surprised by the outcome and will definitely be trying a sketchnote again!
Teaching Courses 1-3 from Code.org has been a wonderful growing and learning experience for both me and my students. The puzzles provide a time for them to problem solve, work on their growth mindset, and feel a sense of accomplishment. The translation from Code.org to working in Scratch, Bitsbox, and with robots was wonderful! I also noticed their problem solving skills and perseverance increase greatly over the year.
I hope you enjoy my sketchnote and consider trying it yourself. For me it was a chance to stretch my wings and be brave in trying something new! :)