Sketchnotes of all 9 DTT Digital Summit presentations


Sketcher Jen Giffen captured all nine sessions of the Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit in visual notes!

The first Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit reached educators all over the world with innovative teaching ideas.

Thousands of teachers from dozens of countries signed up. The nine video presentations were viewed more than 15,000 times during the 16 days of the summit.

The #DitchSummit Twitter hashtag was a flurry of activity, with hundreds of educators writing thousands of tweets.

UPDATE: There will be an encore presentation of the Digital Summit! All videos, notes and certificates of completion will be available for one more week in January. Check everything out from Jan. 12-18, 2017, at Go to to get your FREE ticket to have links emailed to you!

One of those Digital Summit participants was Jen Giffen, a digital literacy resource teacher from the York Region of Ontario, Canada.

Did she take notes during each video presentation? Why yes, she did.

Sketchnotes. Visual notes. Of ALL of the presentations. I was FLOORED by every one of them.

So, I figured, why not turn an entire post over to Jen’s creative work? Below are all nine of Jen’s sketchnotes of the Digital Summit presentations. Plus, she very generously shared high-resolution scans of all of them here. Feel free to download, print and share them — but be sure to credit Jen!

Changing lives worldwide in the classroom (Mike Soskil)


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Supercharging your class using Google tools (Kasey Bell)


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Ditching all that homework (Alice Keeler)


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Teach with passion and engagement — like a PIRATE! (Dave Burgess)


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Hyperdocs with Lisa, Sarah and Kelly (The Hyperdocs Girls)


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LAUNCHing student creativity (John Spencer)


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Reaching the world from your classroom (Skype Master Teachers)


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Student-led classrooms (Paul Solarz)


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Don’t get ready, get started (Noah Geisel)


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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

  Date Event / Event Details City / More Info
+ 02/08/2017—02/09/2017
TCEA Austin, TX
  Venue:Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX
Public Event
+ 02/21/2017
Magnet Programs Professional Development Conference Bel Aire, KS
   Private Event
+ 02/03/2017
GoogleFest Eureka, Montana
   Public Event
+ 03/13/2017
Bishop Dwenger High School Fort Wayne, IN
   Private Event
+ 03/16/2017—03/17/2017
MACUL Detroit, Michigan
  Sponsor:MACULPublic Event
+ 04/03/2017—04/04/2017
TeachTechPlay Melbourne, Australia
   Public Event
+ 05/05/2017
Ecorse Public Schools Ecorse, MI
   Private Event
+ 05/06/2017—05/07/2016
CUEBOLD Lafayette, CA
  Venue:Burton Valley Elementary School
561 Merriewood Dr,
Lafayette, CA 94549
Public Event
+ 05/20/2017
TXGoo17 Klein, TX
   Public Event
+ 05/31/2017
Summer Technology Institute Norfolk, NE
   Public Event
+ 06/07/2017
Innovation Institute Springdale, Arkansas
   Public Event
+ 06/15/2017
Whatever It Takes Conference Galesburg, IL
+ 07/25/2017—07/26/2017
Roughrider Education Services Program Dickinson, ND
   Private Event
+ 08/14/2017
8:00 am- 3:00pm
Center ISD Center ISD
   Private Event
+ 09/16/2017
Indiana State Reading Association Noblesville, IN
  Venue:Noblesville High School
18111 Cumberland Road
Noblesville, IN
Public Event


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