Sketchbooks are a great tool to use with students. They provide a wide variety of differentiated instruction methods and can help students plan ideas, collect resources, complete homework assignments, and reference back to for vocabulary, checklist, and individual needs. This power point is great to introduce students to sketchbooks and has a variety of images that will inspire them. It is an interactive power point that provides questions so students can give feedback and discuss with their classmates. Contemporary sketchbook examples are provided in addition to the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.
Sketchbooks are great not only for art but for other subject areas as well, especially language arts. They are an excellent tool for students to escape to and for students to utilize in their own creative way.