Monday, June 24, 2013

Creating Digital Notebooks with OneNote #ISTE13

Notes from ISTE 2013 Concurrent Session

Helen Gooch
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Microsoft Innovative Educator
All resources will be uploaded to ISTE website by the end of the week.

Why OneNote?
  • OneNote is like a bookshelf full of notebooks.
  • Each notebook can have tabs.
  • You can sort all of the notebooks and tabs.
  • Notebooks can be shared.
  • Changes can be tracked.
Allows for seamless work. Start on one device, store in SkyDrive (or SkyDrive Pro in Office 365 for business or education), and access from other devices.

When you first create a notebook, you can decide to store locally or in SkyDrive.

Can also decide right away if you want to share the notebook or not. (This can also be setup later.)

Multiple ways to put content in a notebook:

  • Just click anywhere on the page and type.
    • Helen uses OneNote to create quick start guides or tutorials because text and pictures are easy to manipulate. OneNote page can then be saved as a Word Doc.
  • Can insert a webpage by browsing to it, and doing a screen clipping in OneNote. Crop page. OneNote automatically inserts the source of the clip.
    • TweenTribune website, with high interest reading materials for young people, used as a demonstration site.
  • Can insert an audio clip
  • Can also insert a ToDo list.
  • Can integrate with Outlook to email a OneNote page. Great trick for creating and emailing meeting agendas!
  • Can attach files to a notebook page or insert a printout of an attachment - printout of attachment is nice because you can ink on it. Nice if you have general notes on PowerPoint slides - students can take notes to add details.
  • Can make links to external websites or other notebooks (or sections or pages of other notebooks)
  • Can insert video recording.
  • Can download templates from

BONUS INFO: - Microsoft Partners in Learning network. Download free tools. Access tutorials.