OneNote, which you can download for free, is a teacher’s best friend. Find out how OneNote can help make digital lesson-planning easier, faster, and more effective!
- Use any type of content – text, pictures, audio, video, ink, embedded files, printed digital paper.
There’s no limit to the mediums you can use to plan your lesson as OneNote supports learning and planning across multiple modalities, allowing you to add a fun, interactive multimedia dimension and create a more dynamic, effective lesson.
- Arrange any content type on the page any way you want, just like paper
Drag and drop with ease—no more formatting hassles. OneNote is a digital version of paper, except it saves everything in one place, allows for more types of content, and no pencils or erasers required!
- Use Tags to highlight important points, questions, or create your own custom tag
- Collaborate with other teachers in a shared notebook as you build your lesson plans.
- Use OneNote to record and embed audio to guide the lesson.
Students learn in different ways — the option of adding audio can help increase focus and add an important personal element to the lesson so students have access to your audio instruction at any time.
- Use OneNote drawing tools to add visual elements to your lesson plan.
- Use digital ink to enhance, annotate and be creative with your lesson plans.
- Change the digital paper type of OneNote to college-ruled, graph, or a custom page template background.
Want to see OneNote in action for more inspiration? Here are some awesome examples of lesson plans utilizing these tips from our Microsoft Innovative Educators:
- Food For Life, by Ruby Huang (New Zealand), Science Teacher, Howick College
- Count of Monte Cristo Mock Trial, by Kelli Etheredge (USA), Director of Teaching & Learning Resources, St. Paul’s Episcopal School
- Walk in My Shoes, by Lynette Barker (Australia), Teacher Librarian, St. Therese’s Primary School
And for more in-depth interactive guides on how to make the most of OneNote in the classroom, be sure to check out http://www.onenoteforteachers.com.