Microsoft OneNote allows you to create modules or flipped classes that you can share with students. Create a notebook for a specific course and add sections that represent the different units. Inside of these sections you can add pages with content, including text, video, audio, images, and other multimedia. Students can consume this content outside of the classroom so that you can engage them in higher-order thinking activities when they are in the classroom.
- [Instructor] In the previous video, we took a look at how you, as an educator, can use Microsoft OneNote to stay organized by storing all of your files, resources, and tasks in the cloud. Now in this video, I wanna take a look at how to use Microsoft OneNote to create flipped classes or modules. Now the reason for creating a flipped class or a module is to deliver content to students so that they can consume it outside of the classroom. Then, when in the classroom, rather than having them sit and get lectures, we can engage them in higher-order thinking with class discussions, projects, labs, activities, and so on.
So let's take a look at how I did this. I'm going to go up to my notebooks, and when I click on this, I have a notebook created titled "Biology 104 Flipped Modules." I'll click here, and this is a notebook that I created that I'm going to share with my students, and inside of it, each section represents a unit that we're going to cover. Now the first one is an intro to the course, we have one for the scientific process, we have one for cells, microbiology, plant kingdom, and so on, and there are additional ones here as well, where we have animal kingdom, genetics, classification.
Now the one that I already started creating is the cells one. I'll click here and inside of the cell section, I have four different pages. Now these different pages will deliver the content and the assignments to the students. So the first page, as you can see, acts as kind of an introduction. It says page one is the introduction to the module, page two will have the required content, page three is their required assignments, and then page four is additional learning. It tells the students that they need to proceed through this module and have it done by October 28th, as that's when we will be doing some in-class things and it's expected that they know this stuff.
So if we go to required content, here I didn't add a lot, but I did add a video titled "A Tour of the Cell" by Bozeman Science. It tells the students to watch this, and they'll need to answer some questions. Now below I could include some articles, images, I could write text, I could record my voice or a video, you can add a lot of things by going up to insert, and then take a look at all the things that you can add here, into this module, that you will deliver to students. Now when they're done, they can click on page three, and that brings them to the assignments.
Here is the assignment that they need to complete and submit, and it tells them that we will begin our lab activity and project on cells the following week. So then there are some additional learning resources for students who want to go above and beyond, but once I have this completed, I'll have a flipped class, or module, for each unit in my class. Now I'll have students have due dates of when they need to complete these; however, it does personalize the education a bit because students can progress through this at their own speed if they like.
Now in the end, I want to share this with my students. So in order to share this notebook, I'm going to go to file, and then share, and it says here share with people, and we can type in the email addresses of those who we want to share. So if I've created a group of all of my students, I can enter that in here, and share it directly with them, and include a message. Now remember that you're going to want to make sure on whether or not you give them permission to edit or permission to view. In this case I'd want to give them permission to view, as I don't want them to be able to change the different elements that I have inside of there, I don't want them to be able to add into that module or take things out of it.
So I would click on view, and another way that you can share it is to click on get a sharing link. So if I click this, it gives me the view link, and the edit link. So be careful because if you do share this with students, and you only want them to view and consume the content, you wanna give them the view link, not the edit link. So I could create link, it gives me this URL which I can then share with my students, and they can access this notebook. So use Microsoft OneNote as a great way to create flipped classes or modules to share with your students.
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