In part 3, “PD Note-taking”, I set the stage for how how to make analog notes interactive. And now the time has come to embrace… pens and stickers. If this is just not for you, seriously, no worries at all. I won’t be offended. Skip on to Part 5 “The Complete Guide to People, Ideas, and Inspiration.” But for those of you… and I know there are a few… that geek out over pens, items that are ROYGBIV’d, and clandestine visits to Michael’s and the washi tape section of Office Depot… then this post is for you… and please know that you are not alone. Art Journaling, Visual Note-taking, and Bullet Journaling is a very real thing and I have seen the pastime embraced by students of all ages (HS, College, Grad) and adults alike.
THE SUPPLY LIST
With that being said. I am going to break this post into 3 parts:
- Note-Taking Essentials:
- Note-Taking Nice to Haves:
LABELS: These cost like $1 or $2 at Michael’s but are perfect for accentuating quotes or making lists. As the notebooks I like have thinner pages, these are great to maximize the real estate of both sides of the page too.
DOUBLE SIDED TAPE: I love this for adding in items. I like to include library cards for lists, greeting cards for lexicon libraries, and postcards and such.
RULER: I can’t draw a straight line to save my life so this is a necessity to have!
- Note-Taking Icing on the Cake (“Getting Fancy”):
STICKERS: I have loved stickers forever and these 3 brands are awesome. I am seriously in love with the 7 Gypsies Architexture series… it is the best!!! The Dylusions set is great because many of the stickers are black and white so you can color them to match your page.
WASHI TAPE: I think everyone geeks out over this stuff. Basically pretty masking tapes. And my favorite ones come from Jane Davenport.
GREETING CARDS: I use greeting cards in my notebooks to expand the real estate of the page. I typically use them to compose a lexicon library for the book I am reading or to make lists and thoughts that I would like to keep “more private.”
PAPERS: I love finding antique papers. They look great in a notebook and these library cards are perfect to make lists.
THE INTERACTIVE SUPPLY LIST and SHOWCASE
I have also started delivering workshops on this topic of #ScrapNotes and “Notable Note-taking” or “Into the Notebook”. While I haven’t had a moment to share the slide deck or resources, I do have some of the support sites live… check out NoteChef4u instagram for 160+ #scrapnotes examples and Pinterest for 230+ examples and resources to create the “Organized Brain” or at the very least… an organized notebook. I should also mention that all 37 of my interactive notes are posted here.
#scrapnotes… the NEXT CHAPTER…
Stay tuned for the next blog posts in the series (or catch up on previous ones):
- #ScrapNotes 1: How to Begin Your Journey Down the Rabbit Hole (101)
- #ScrapNotes 2: The Complete Guide to Book Summaries (102)
- #ScrapNotes 3: The Complete Guide to PD Note-Taking (103)
- #ScrapNotes 4: The Savvy Supply List (104)
- #ScrapNotes 5: The Complete Guide to People, Ideas, and Inspiration (105)
- #ScrapNotes 6: The Complete Guide to Habit and Planning Trackers (106)
- #ScrapNotes 7: The Complete Guide to Planners (107)
- #ScrapNotes 8: The Complete Guide to Micro and Macro Lists (108)
WHERE WILL TECHCHEF BE NEXT?
If you are interested in booking Lisa Johnson and/or would like to know more about her speaking history or professional development portfolio… visit the TechChef4u speaking page for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
And… Check out her latest creation… the book “Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students.”