OneNote is a collaborative notebook which is useful for gathering students notes. Well structured notebooks with clear instruction can enable students to work effectively both independently and collaboratively. Teaching tools and strategies can be embedded into the OneNote pages to develop the following skills:
Communication skills - teachers have access to students notes and can give continuous feedback to guide students progress.
Thinking skills - teachers can use strategies to capture students creative and critical thinking through the use of tools such as brainstorming and venn diagrams.
Research skills - teachers can use strategies like the inquiry process to step students through the stages of developing knowledge through planning, researching, presentating and evaluating.
Social skills - teachers can add lessons to the collaborative space to allow students to work in teams. This works effectively when the students have a clearly defined role which can be easily structured through the use of tables.
Self Management skills - By providing students with a task that is clear and well structured students are given the opportunity to take ownership of their learning.
Update - April 29 2020
My OneNote is not synchronising
OneNote is delivered via the browser and dependent on internet connection, as a result we regularly see issues with the synchronisation of teachers and students work. Functions commonly affected by the syncing issues are during the:
To avoid most of these issues, major changes to Notebooks should be made 24 to 48 hours in advance of the lessons.
I don't have a lot of time, will OneNote work?
The student cannot see the my lesson in the content library and I cannot see the student work
How should students find and access their notebook?
Students may have multiple notebooks created for them. This can cause confusion if the OneNote is not clearly named.
Understand the difference between the App v Web Browser
Notebook versus Textbook
Use the following checklist from Bell, 2020 to engender motivation in students: