Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video A few OneNotes classroom ideas, part of Office for Educators.
[Voiceover] - In this video, I want to walk through a few different ways you can use One Note in the classroom to help save you time, and keep yourself organized. These are just a few examples, and I'm sure there's a lot of different ways you'll find this to be useful. Keep in mind that even though I'm working here in my web browser, you can also download a desktop version of One Note, and there's a variety of iPad, Android, and various tablet applications you can download, so you can keep One Note in the palm of your hand as you're moving around the classroom, yet still quickly adding information. So here on the screen, I've created a new notebook, and I've titled that notebook "8th Grade Science".
Inside of it, you can see I've created a variety of sections. I've actually created a section for the various units that I might be teaching inside of 8th Grade Science. One way that you can use One Note, is you could actually upload your lesson plans as notes, and then quickly access them from any internet-connected computer, or handheld device. So here, if I click on the Genetics section, and then click on Lesson 2, you can see that I've copied and pasted the lesson plan template from Chapter 3 of the Exercise files, just to show you that not only can I add information, but the formatting comes through as well, including tables.
If I click on various sections of the lesson plan, including the table, I also have a lot of editing tools available to me, such as here, I can use the table tools, and change the layout of this particular table, or even the alignment of the text inside the table. Because One Note give us so many of the Microsoft editing tools, it's very easy to use any Microsoft Word document or even an Excel spreadsheet, and to quickly import that information into your One Note account, so that it now lives in the cloud, and you can quickly access it from your handheld device. In addition to seeing my lesson plan, I could also quickly add notes for this lesson plan directly into One Note.
Another way I like to use One Note is by documenting IEP requirements. In this way, you can use One Note to indicate when you've given certain modifications or differentiation to certain students. When it comes to having IEP meetings with your IEP Chair or even with parents of students, all you have to do is pull up One Note on either your mobile device or on your computer, and you can quickly see when you gave the modifications, since the notes you entered are timestamped. In addition to this, you can do behavior tracking by student with One Note, and you can add tasks for a particular day.
Again, I've got the date and timestamp. If you're doing behavior tracking with students, and you also want to share this particular information with that student's parent, all you have to do is click the share button in the upper right-hand corner, here I can quickly type in the parent's email address, add a quick note to the parent, and click Share. One Note is so much more versatile than just jotting down information in a book or using a Post-It note. It allows you to use information dynamically, and to always have access to that information, no matter where you're at.
- Creating lesson plan templates
- Creating worksheets with math equations, charts, and graphs
- Grading papers
- Creating a gradebook in Excel
- Creating an animated presentation
- Setting up a school email account in Outlook
- Storing documents online with SkyDrive
- Creating a class website with SharePoint
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/01/2014. What changed?
A: We added a brand new chapter on Office Mix, the PowerPoint plugin that allows educators to record interactive presentations and test students with quizzes.
Q: This course was updated on 10/15/2015. What changed?
A. We added videos for OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Online. OneDrive replaced SkyDrive as the cloud-based file service.