Weekly Digest #132: Dual Coding, Visual Note Taking, and Sketchnoting

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Weekly Digest #132: Dual Coding, Visual Note Taking, and Sketchnoting

1. To Remember a Lecture Better, Take Notes by Hand by Robinson Meyer via The Atlantic

Why should you take notes by hand? If you can’t imagine going without your laptop, or asking your students to go without theirs, then this interview with Mueller and Oppenheimer may change your mind. Mueller and Oppenheimer tell the story behind their research comparing note taking by hand and note taking on a laptop.

2. Tips & Tools to Improve Student Notetaking Skills by Curtis Chandler via MiddleWeb

One of the reasons note taking by hand can be superior to taking notes on a laptop is that it allows for a wider range of note taking strategies. Particularly, strategies that allow for doodling and visuals. This article reviews some of the research behind note taking and how to use different methods in the classroom.