I had a principal one time ask me what I do with all the information I read. I thought it was a bit odd but it did cause me to stop and think about my response. I read professionally to learn new things. I read professionally to improve my practice. I read professionally to affirm my thinking and practice. I read professionally for enjoyment. I love reading about other's thinking and stories in the field of education. Tonight I spent some time taking my learning from reading Smarter Charts and putting that learning into action. I should of taken a picture of my messy classroom floor with drafts and piles of post its laying around. I also had the book Smarter Charts out to refer to and guide my thinking. I read a suggestion in the book to start keep a sketch book for charting. I didn't think I was that skilled to have a chart sketch book but I could see the purpose for drafting in a sketch book. I went through a few sheets of paper as I thought about horizontal or vertical or rows or columns. I've got to stop by twitter at @chartchums to see their chart posting for the day. I've also started taking pictures of my charts and I'm going to keep them in an Evernote notebook titled - My Charts because I just started a notebook titled Chartchums Charts where I can save all their wonderful inspiring ideas in one spot and tag them.