**Edit** The original link did not work, but this goes to a great series of books about taking visual notes and applying them in the classroom. I believe the handbook is from a student's perspective, but this could be adapted for lesson plans and primary grades. New link on Amazon ---> http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0321857895/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0321857895&linkCode=as2&tag=chasinggrades-20&linkId=VPD4TTVJY2VPUGDS
Sketchnotes: Use frames, connectors and lists to organize your notes in quick and easy ways. As a start, use boxes to frame portions of your notes, use arrows to connect ideas together, and use bullets to create lists of things. These organisers can help you visualise the structure and meaning of what can sometimes seem messy and random.