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OneNote is only One Step Away

30 Aug

I was asked to work with teachers at one of my school sites who have dabbled with OneNote and were looking to use it on a regular basis to plan lessons, take anecdotals, share information with each other, etc. Here is what I shared with them:

What is OneNote?

  • It is an idea processor, a notebook, an information organizer.
  • It can help if you organize scraps of information that don’t fit well into e-mail, calendar, or formal documents
  • You can gather and refer back to notes from meetings, conferences, and discussions. (The search feature within OneNote is incredible. Even the ability to search text found within an image!)
  • The ability to collect research from the Web or other sources and annotate it for yourself or others is so nice.
  • Keep track of what you need to do next and not miss anything.
  • Work closely with other people on a project sharing notes and files

OneNote will complement your activities in Microsoft® Office Outlook®, Word, etc.

OneNote Basics

1.    Case Studies – Washington’s Forest Ridge School http://bit.ly/ForestRidge and Oulujoki Comprehensive School http://bit.ly/Oulujoki. How one teacher is using OneNote. Other ideas from the Partners in Learning Microsoft Network. Cool examples of usage from teachers.

2.    OPEN OneNote found in Start – Programs – Microsoft Office on your computer.

3.    Go through the OneNote Toolkit and see SPC example (image below). Also take time to use and connect your information in a more mobile format using the iOS app OneNote for your iPad.

OneNote

Take time and set up your Notebooks. Talk to other teachers, see the examples shared above.

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