Two years ago I was fortunately attending the BETT-Show in London and I was flattened with all the new infos I got there. This year I am not personally there, but I get lots of infos out of my Social media stream via Facebook and Twitter. And concerning OneNote there are some really big things out there….
OneNote Class Notbook updates
Back in the first week of 2016 the OneNoteEdu Team announced great improvements for the OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks. (Full blog post here )
Summary of our January 2016 updates
- Class Notebooks—Co-teachers can now add or remove students to a Class Notebook.
- Staff Notebooks—Staff leaders can now remove staff members or notebook co-owners and co-owners can now add or remove staff members to a Staff Notebook. In addition, Active Directory security group and Office 365 Group support is now offered.
- Legacy SharePoint Store app for the OneNote Class Notebook Creator—Ability to remove students.
- Legacy SharePoint Store app for OneNote Staff Notebooks—Ability to remove staff members.
- OneNote Online—The top requested feature, Image crop, was added as well as the ability to unpin notebooks from the notebook list.
OneNote Learning Tools Add-In
Two Days ago the team released the Onenote Learning Tools. A great Add-In for helping students to learn reading and understanding. I had not had the time to do a hands-on, but the video-explanation shows some really cool und useful features:
Publish OneNote Notebooks on docs.com
I have already given some insights into the great plattform docs.com and since some days you can upload not only your Word, PowerPoint or Excel Files, but your OneNote Notebooks and publish it there (File-Limit is 100MB).
One of the cool things with docs.com is, that you can easily collect, rearrange and share Documents and files. Like this cool ebook about OneNote by a Microsoft Innovative Educator Fellow Emma Hicks:
OneNote Class Notebook Add-In
One of the coolest thing I found was the Preview of a dedicated OneNote Class Notebook Add-In:
I found this at a beautiful Sway (LINK ). This seems to be the long awaited Add-In for OneNote to raise productivity within OneNote Class Notebooks. The first three Buttons are turely welcome to every teachers, as they enables us to distribute Pages, Sections or the whole Content Library! I am doing this right now by my own or the students have to copy the pages or sections to their student notebooks.
I am not quite sure, what „Review Student Work“ will be about, but I think, that it makes it easier to see through the distributed pages from each student. So a teacher can quickly pull up the students‘ pages and work and give feedback.
The next section are dedicated Buttons to access the OneNote Class Notebook App from within OneNote.
A source has given me some detailled information, that this will be released within the next month!
The OneNoteEdu team is clearly working hard to make OneNote Class Notebooks even greater and I got a feeling that this is just the beginning and there are a lot more additions and improvements coming. So stay tuned and look out for the twitter feed of @OneNoteEdu