Microsoft OneNote allows you to create multiple notebooks, which are stored in the cloud, so that you can access them from anywhere you have Internet access. Resources can easily be viewed and shared on all of your devices so that you always have your notebook with you. Create notebooks for lesson plans, resources, videos, and more. OneNote is an application that can make every educator much more efficient and well organized.
- [Instructor] Now there are a ton of ways that you can use Microsoft OneNote as an educator. In these videos, I want to go over a couple of them, but before we do that, let's take a look at the overall structure of Microsoft OneNote. Now inside of OneNote, you can create notebooks, and if I click here on my drop-down menu, you'll notice that, first I have one titled "Oliver's Notebook." This was the notebook that was created as a default when I created my account. Now I've added a biology one, animal behavior, meetings, and a home notebook.
You can add as many notebooks as you'd like. Now inside of a notebook, and right now I'm inside of my personal notebook, I have a section titled "Quick Notes." This is where I can add notes that later on, I can take the time to file into other sections or other notebooks if I'd like. Now, within this notebook, I can create additional sections. So here I can click on the plus tab, and add another section. Maybe I want to have one that is a to-do list. Now within this new section, I have the ability to add different pages.
So right now I could title this page as "things to do," and then perhaps I want to add another page. So I can click page, add a page, add a page. So you can create notebooks. Within the notebooks you have sections, and within those sections you have pages. So let's take a look at how you can use this as an educator, and the first way is to organize everything you do. Now my examples here are that I created one for a couple courses that I'm teaching, as well as one for meetings, and one for home.
Let's take a look at my biology 104. Now I created a notebook titled "Biology 104," and over here I have one titled "Content." So one of the sections within this notebook is titled "Content." First, I'm on the page titled "Introduction "to the Scientific Method." So here I have some resources that I want to use during this unit, and I have them saved in the content section of my biology notebook. Now I can click on other pages, and I do not yet have content in them, but these are the other pages within this section.
Now I want to access another section within this notebook, and here's one that I titled "Section 001," and that has to do with the section number of this course I teach. When I click here, I can see that I have my section 001 class roster, I have some notes that I entered in, and at any time I can click anywhere in the canvas and enter a note. Here I could put down that Shelby was absent today, leave a note, click off of it, and that note is now in there. If at any time I want to get rid of it or move it, I can do that.
Here I'll click delete, and that note is now gone. Now I have my other sections in here, as well as my animal behavior course, so I can stay organized and keep these notes within those specific courses, and remember that I can access these from home, at work, from my phone or any device, as long as I have an internet connection. Now next I'll go down to my meetings notebook, and in my meetings notebook, I created some tabs, one for IEPs, I have one for my science department meetings, one for faculty meetings, and one for professional development.
Now within these different notebooks, I can create pages, so this is a great way to keep all of this information organized, filed, and available in the cloud. Next, I have a home one, and I created one here that was a to-do list for things at home. I created one for groceries, and then one for my kids' schedules. So it doesn't only have to be a work thing, you can organize your entire life and save any files, you can save videos, you can save web clippings, or anything inside of here.
Now I recommend creating calendars and to-do lists to keep yourself organized within these. So I think that using the notebooks within Microsoft OneNote is a great way, as an educator, to keep all of your stuff filed and organized in one place in the cloud.
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