Notetaking Idea: Mapping with Pencasts04/05/12
Mapping is a way to condense material visually to show relationships between concepts. A map is a diagram of the major points and significant sub-points that support a topic. In the example below, we highlight different uses for pencasts.
The purpose of mapping as an organizational strategy is to improve memory by encoding information in a highly visual way. By mapping with pencasts, you also preserve the out-loud narrative of your thoughts with the map for later access.
Mapping is an ideal notetaking strategy when working with students or colleagues to create concept webs, thinking maps, brainstorming notes, graphic organizers, T charts, fishbone diagrams, KWL charts, mind maps and Venn diagrams.