One Note has been used extensively in our school since the laptop program was implemented. I have to say that the last six months I have really begun using it more thoughtfully. It was really only when I installed the Outlook tool and rearranged my folders that I saw how much more powerful it really was. It allows for excellent meeting notes to be taken with todo tasks that you can sync with Outlook. The clipping tool is fantastic and allows for a much smoother workflow.
It is a great way to mark student work using the voice recording tool and sharing work with them that includes hyperlinks, media and can be annotated.
Simply a great tool.
It may just be the best thing you have never heard of, but if you take the time to learn how to use it, Microsoft’s free, multi-platform note taking tool will surprise you with how powerful it really is. So, here’s why OneNote is great for the classroom and beyond. (Note: Not all features are available on all platforms, or in the free apps, but all are available in the Office 2013 desktop version)
1. Availability: OneNote is a free download for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Phone, Mac, iPads, iPhones and Android devices. You can even use the online web app, and of course it comes with all paid Office subscriptions. So, no matter what device you use, there is a OneNote version for you. You don’t get all the features on all platforms, but you get most of what you need. What’s more, your notebooks are synced…
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