Workshop: Digital Sketchnotes for Visualizing Learning

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Workshop Time:  11:00 AM  (PDT) 


Karen Bosch, Masters of Teaching in Reading, Apple Distinguised Educator, 2018 Michigan Technology Using Teacher of the Year; Retired PreK - 8 Technology Teacher, Outschool Online Teacher, Conference Presenter, Teacher Trainer

Moderator: Michelle Boyd
Senior Instructional Designer, Academic and Instructional Innovation, Samuel Merritt University



In this workshop, participants will learn about creating digital sketchnotes on an iPad, including the benefits of this strategy and hints for getting started. The workshop will include a hands-on experience with creating a sketchnote on an iPad.


This session will share easy strategies to begin creating digital sketchnotes on an iPad. Participants will learn about the benefits of sketchnotes, the basic components of a sketchnote, helpful tools/apps, and hints to get started. Resources, lessons, video tutorials, and presenter examples will be shared. Participants will create their own sketchnote during the workshop.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will understand the benefits of sketchnoting.
  2. Participants will learn about apps and hints that are helpful when sketchnoting on an iPad.
  3. Students will gain experience creating a sketchnote on their iPad.

Workshop Tags

iPad Basics, Specialty Apps, Art and Wellness 

Required Participant Experience

Fundamental Awareness (basic knowledge) 


Demonstration, Interactive Exercise, Q&A

Required Devices

iPad, Apple Pencil

Required pre-installed apps

Apple Notes, and Freeform 

Presenter Biography

Karen Bosch is a former PreK - 8 Technology Instructor who worked for many years at Southfield Christian School in the metro Detroit area. Although retired from the traditional classroom, she still teaches iPad creativity classes for kids on the Outschool platform. She continues to consult with schools and present at in-person and online conferences about the creative use of technology tools in meaningful learning. She is an avid sketchnoter and shares her creative adventures on social media as @karlyb. Karen is a 2007 Apple Distinguished Educator. In 2016, she was selected to be a Dremel 3D Printing Ideabuilder Ambassador. She was named as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and serves as a Book Creator Ambassador. She was recognized in 2018 as MACUL's Technology Using Teacher of the Year. Karen’s website called "Creative APP-titude" contains a wealth of iPad resources and project examples. You can locate her resources at