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:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 01/26/2018
Erie 1 BOCESWest Seneca, NY
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+ 01/29/2018
Jackson R-2 School DistrictJackson, MO
+ 02/02/2018
California League of Schools (DBC)Monterey, CA
+ 02/07/2018
Ditch That Homework Workshop (Region 8 ESC)Fort Wayne, IN
 Venue:The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Public Event
+ 02/08/2018
Ditch That Homework WorkshopMishawaka, IN
 Venue:Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)
56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Public Event
+ 03/01/2018
Kids ROELoves Park, IL
  Register to attend
+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin 
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 03/30/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
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+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 10/03/2018
Orrick R-XI / I-70 Excellence in Education ConferenceKansas City, MO