Jul 31, 2020 - 3 min read - 1,178 views

A Beginners Guide for OneNote - Create, Share, and Grade your student's work in 1 place!

So I am not going to lie to you. I started this blog and tutorial simply because I saw others asking about OneNote for digital Interactive Notebooks and thought it would be helpful to my digital INB series. I saw that a lot of people LOVED OneNote, but I was honestly not impressed. Being a Google teacher living in a Microsoft district there are a lot of things I do not like but have to learn and adjust to, OneNote is one of those things that I am now glad I didn't give up on. I figured I would learn this app to see what all the hype was about and share out, but probably not use it. After a few days of playing and getting more comfortable with the program, I changed my mind. This is a wonderful tool that has no comparison in Google Apps (yet) and I believe it to be a powerful learning tool for both teachers and students in this new age of digital learning.

Just a warning, in my opinion, there is a steep learning curve to this platform. As a Google girl adjusting back to the MS features was a bit challenging at first. Ultimately I think that watching a few tutorials like mine shown below and just playing with the program will be well worth your time. I am sorry this video is my longest yet, but I go through SOOOO many features that I think it should be worth your time. 

Now that you saw the how-to tutorial I am going to break down a few of my big pros and cons of this program. The cons are what made me question its practicality with students and be hesitant to utilize it, but I think the pros may outweigh the cons and I will likely be trying to implement this platform for the upcoming 2020 school year of chaos. Of course, you should decide what will work best for you and your students.



I hope you enjoyed this look into using MS OneNote. There are so many options for creating and sharing content in this new age of education, I hope you find whatever method will work best for you and your students!