10 tips to get you started with OneNote in 2018

Submitted by Fiona Beal OneNote is one of my favourite applications for keeping organised and I will definitely be making more of this application at my school this year. I have written about OneNote before so I don’t want to repeat myself, but there are a number of reasons why this application has really captured my attention for personal use and use in my lessons. 1. OneNote is free and easy to access  I love the fact that the application is free and that it is a cross platform tool. I can...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #23: Tracy Heath enjoys using OneNote at Brescia House

This is the 23rd post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Tracy Heath. Tracy is an MIEExpert Edycator in South Africa, and she is the ICT teacher for the Primary School at Brescia House School, a Microsoft Showcase School, in Johannesburg, Gauteng. She has been teaching ICT for more than 13 years. Tracy attends the Global Teacher Exchange in Budapest In 2015 Tracy was one of the three Sou...

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Tools to build the Reading Brain using Microsoft Word #1: Finding and using the clues to create a mindmap (by Peter de Lisle)

This is another guest post from Peter De Lisle from Hilton College in Kwazulu-Natal. Peter is one of our Microsoft 2016/2017 MIEExperts from South Africa. Every so often Peter shares a great blog post on the SchoolNet blog.with his last one being ‘Don’t just collect data – ask it a question (Using Excel Forms and Pivot Tables to conduct a meaningful survey)‘ and prior to that OneNote with the 16 habits of mind’. This post and the following blog post describes a series of lesso...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #21: Fiona Beal: Try OneNote, Office Mix and Sway – your classes will love using them

This is the 21st post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Fiona Beal. Fiona is a 2016/2017 Microsoft MIE Expert Educator who teaches ICT Technology to Grades 1 – 7 at The Rock Academy in Fish Hoek, South Africa. She adds that she loves this opportunity as she is able to bring technology innovation into her lessons. Fiona says, “When you combine good pedagogy with technolo...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #20: Freddy Chireka: Explore OneNote and OneNote Class Creator

This is the 20th post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight” for South Africa. The tab with all the posts can be found at:  http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Freddy Chireka. Freddy is passionate about training teachers in South Africa in the use of Microsoft applications. He taught in Johannesburg for nine years. His turning point came when the Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr. Panyaza Lesufi, launched the ICT Integration Project. Freddy then became effectively involved in the trainin...

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10 great ways for teachers to use Microsoft OneNote

Submitted by Fiona Beal Teachers, have you tried using OneNote? Once you do you’ll be hooked! OneNote is a digital tool from Microsoft that allows you to type, write or draw your notes and store them in an organised fashion in a digital notebook. You can access your content from anywhere on any device. I am a keen OneNote user and this year I plan to explore all the possible features of using OneNote in teaching. In this post I will discuss some of the the benefits of OneNote to teachers. Really,...

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Teachers plan for 2017 using OneNote Online – keep everything well-organised and accessible on any device

Submitted by Fiona Beal Have you explored Microsoft’s free digital notebook – OneNote? Basically OneNote takes the place of paper notebooks. It can be used for everything you need to remember at school. Your learners can also use OneNote in place of their classroom notebooks. It’s an amazing program – a must for any teacher, I feel. Introducing OneNote in its full functionality There’s so much you can do with OneNote. You can type, write or draw as though you were using pen to paper. One...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #17: Peter De Lisle shares on ‘Using OneNote to teach the 16 Habits’

This is the 17th post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa”. The tab with all the posts can be found at http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Peter De Lisle from Kwazulu Natal, one of our Microsoft’s 2016 #MIEExperts from South Africa. Peter de Lisle originally came to Hilton College as Head of IT, but has moved from that to being more involved with curriculum and the learning platforms. He does the school timetable, and he is the Moodle administrator. He get...

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MIEExpert Spotlight #8: Linda Foulkes from Cape Town highly recommends using OneNote in the classroom

This is the eigtth post in the series “MIEExpert Spotlight for South Africa”. The tab with all the posts can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ZYy8Z7. Today we focus on Linda Foulkes from Cape Town who is one of our Microsoft #MIEExperts for 2016. She has written about her use of OneNote in the classroom. Linda  was one of four teachers representing South Africa in 2015 in Seattle at the E2 Global Teacher Exchange in Seattle in 2015. Follow her on Twitter at @folklind Linda...

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