Sketchnotes of all 9 DTT Digital Summit presentations

DTT Digital Summit

DTT Digital Summit | Thursday, January 5, 2017

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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  • […] thing that I have thought about since DitchSummit is about the role of homework after Alice Keeler‘s talk.  I still have some reservations […]

  • Liz says:

    These sketch notes are amazing! Thank You! Thank you Matt for the Digital Summit. It was incredible! I learned so much! I’m happy that I can see the last few presentations that I missed.

  • Greg says:

    Wow! These are brilliant! What an amazing way to be able to summarise a presentation. Thanks Matt for the great learning and inspiration I gained from the conference.

  • Holly sanford says:

    THank you!! Love these!!

  • Kim Amor says:

    Loved the summit Matt, Thank you so much for creating this! Looking forward to more of the same in the future!

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