A final set (for now) of doodle notes or visual notes from my students. These are 8th grade History students and I would say that overall, they've greatly improved. I've been encouraged and continue to feel like visual literacy is a skill that can be learned.
If you're interested in learning more, check out http://sunnibrown.com/doodlerevolution/
I also found several videos that have been helpful to students:
And this poster is fantastic to help students who don't know how to get started: