OneNote for Organization and Collaboration - Guest Blog Post

Who better to speak to using OneNote for Organization and Collaboration than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training herself?

Guest Blog Post by Teresa Potter, eLearning Contributor

There are a lot of note-taking applications available, each boasting an easy way to collect information. However, one of the points many of these programs miss is powerful tools to organize that information. Microsoft OneNote has not made this mistake.
 
Microsoft OneNote provides a powerful tool to collect, organize, and reference information in a wide variety of formats. It allows you to type and paste information and media anywhere you would like on the page. The formatting is much more fluid than a word processing program. You can create pages, sections, and groups of sections to organize your information, and you can even create entirely new notebooks to gather your information. You can also attach documents right to your pages. Students can attach a Powerpoint presentation they gave and then reflect on their work all on the same page, and the attachment becomes part of the OneNote notebook. OneNote also allows you to create audio and video recordings and to play them back within OneNote.

All of these features make OneNote a powerful tool for the classroom. Teachers can use OneNote to organize their personal lessons, or to share lessons with other teachers. They can also use OneNote to publish information for their students, helping them with flipped classroom or paperless classroom initiatives. The multimedia and attachment tools are prefect for students to collect their work in a portfolio and then reflect on their learning.

The best part is that OneNote is free on all your devices. Learn more in the OneNote for Organization and Collaboration training course.


Teresa Potter is an English teacher turned educational technologist. She spent several years in the high school and middle school English classrooms before earning a Master’s in Educational technology. She now works in instructional design and educational technology focusing on helping K-12 schools and higher education institutions do more with technology. She is currently working on a project to create self-paced higher education programs to help learners work towards their degree whenever it fits their schedule. She has also been coaching high school debate for 8 years and has had several district champions and national qualifiers.

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