Education has essentially been conducted in the same manner for thousands of years. A teacher passes on knowledge of a topic to the student and the student writes down the information. The student then studies the information to master the content. OneNote is the next step in the classroom evolution that hasn’t occurred in history.
The one thing my students carry with them at all times is their phones, so I often think of ways they can be used in the service of education. My students use a lot of apps they aren’t aware that can be used for learning—like Instagram for sharing photos and videos, Tumblr for digital vocabulary walls, SoundCloud for building an audio library and finally Office Lens for streamlining class work.
Since its inception, just over a year ago, the OneNote partner ecosystem has grown to include a wide variety of complimentary partner experiences that extend the power of OneNote to a range of apps, devices, and services, such as hardware and software scanners to mail apps, web clippers, news readers and tools to bridge the physical world of paper notebooks and whiteboards into OneNote’s digital universe.
Today we are announcing a number of top requested features for OneNote Class Notebooks, OneNote Staff Notebooks and OneNote across platforms, which are coming soon for Office 365 customers—so you can count on them showing up in your summer planning for technology next school year in most of the world!
Just over a year ago we released OneNote for Mac. Since then we’ve delivered frequent improvements and new experiences that have made OneNote a top 10 free app in the Mac App Store. Today we are introducing audio recording—one of the most frequently requested features by OneNote for Mac fans (especially students), and another powerful way to capture ideas and information into OneNote—plus the ability to recover notes you deleted…
Millions of people take handwritten notes in OneNote thanks to digital inking capabilities across popular devices including the iPad, Windows tablets and Android tablets. In fact, OneNote for Windows has supported handwriting recognition since 2006. Starting today, you can now search your handwritten notes that are in OneNote notebooks saved to OneDrive–just like you can search through typed text and text within images.
Each year, around this time, I play a game of AP Calculus Jeopardy with my class. Using OneNote to take the game beyond simply an in-class experience certainly enhanced this activity. And I love the fact that students have created an organized, searchable resource (ePortfolio) to study from! —Read more on how Stacey Roshan uses OneNote in Education.
I’ve seen “Send to OneNote” as a print option for over a decade. But until just over a year ago, it meant nothing to me. That is when the school board approved funding for the Going Digital initiative. OneNote has been a major player in our plan—from the first planning stages of Going Digital to teacher collaboration before the 1-to-1 rollout, to teacher and student communication in class.
Living in the 21st century, the use of technology plays an important role in education. And I can understand why school leaders, educators, students and parents feel overwhelmed when they are introduced to new tools, programs, apps and so forth if the main focus is on the shifting to the new technology, rather than implementing the right technology. However, at Skjetten Primary School we all have one secret weapon: OneNote!