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Share, Brainstorm, Collaborate, Organize, for free, with OneNote.
After being introduced to Microsoft OneNote at the UB Tech 2015 conference, I found myself really curious to learn more about it and take it for a test drive. My interest comes from two perspectives – one, as a tool for productivity within my department, and secondly, as a tool for teaching and learning.
OneNote is a unique tool that makes it easy to gather lots of information in one place, and is great for collaboration, sharing, projects, group work, and much more. It is free for use in education, and is often included with MS Office (depending on which version you have).
Focusing on teaching and learning, I searched the web using phrases like “Microsoft OneNote in the classroom”. I sought content from educators (as opposed to materials directly from Microsoft), to get an independent perspective.
Here are some of the better resources I found about using OneNote for instructional purposes. I thought these were informative and hope you will too!
If you aren't aware of OneNote, this is a good way to learn a bit about this highly capable and unique tool. If you're just getting started learning about OneNote, I think you'll find some useful information here. And if you are already using OneNote in your courses or classes (or as an administrative tool in your school), we'd love to hear about it!
- First we have a 1 minute video, Why use Microsoft OneNote 2013 in the classroom?, from the ‘Wymondham High O Team' that serves as a bit of a teaser, showing a handwriting to text function.
- Next, in this SlideShare presentation, The interactive classroom with Microsoft OneNote from ‘MrJud', we get a much deeper perspective on OneNote's capabilities. (I recommend making this full screen to make it easier to explore the notes):
- This extensive article from Make Use Of, How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers, is another great way to learn more about the tool.
- I thought this brief post offered an interesting perspective on OneNote: Microsoft takes on Google Classroom with OneNote class notebooks.
- For those whop really want to take a deeper dive, here is a 1 hour video that gets into OneNote on a much deeper level: Using Microsoft OneNote in the Classroom (TechEducator Podcast 87):
Lastly, here's Microsoft's OneNote web site for Teachers, which has lots of great resources and teaching scenarios to explore.
So, are you using OneNote?