One of the most valuable aspects of OneNote for students with disabilities is the increased ease with which teachers can differentiate in both general and special education classroom settings. With add-on tools such as the new OneNote Class Notebook add-in, teachers are able to distribute pages to students’ OneNote Notebooks. This includes the ability to provide specially designed assignments based on particular students’ needs.
OneNote transforms the way we work as a staff even before our school has opened. OneNote made it possible for us to collaborate, create Scheme of Work documents and collect resources. More importantly, it allowed for a change in mindset, a change in approach, with greater collaboration and communication at the center, which we believe will improve the quality of teaching and learning in the future.
“Microsoft has invested not only money but a great deal of time to make our job as educators easier. They have given us a one-stop shop in Office 365 and a range of lesson tools such as PowerPoint and Sway. However, one of the most incredible tools they have designed is OneNote.” —Read more from Lauren Pittman, special education teacher at Holly Springs Elementary School in Georgia.
Now teachers can create and grade assignments in a OneNote Class Notebook, which is integrated with Learning Management Systems (LMS) or the new Microsoft Classroom. We are announcing over 25 partners that have committed to working with OneNote—with nine going live today—and many more coming soon in future updates to the OneNote Class Notebook add-in.
Education staff in over 100 countries have been using OneNote Staff Notebooks to save time, get organized, collaborate more effectively and capture activities such as professional development and classroom observations. Today, we are pleased to announce that school leaders, teachers and education staff who do not have an Office 365 Education account can sign up for free and create OneNote Staff Notebooks for their schools.