Tag: OneNote

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Extra Credits: Some notes on paperless penmanship from a school leader

Rob Dickson (@showmerob), who directs instructional technology for Omaha Public Schools, shares his experience as a daily note taker who has moved himself and his district into a digital world with OneNote: Writing notes is not bad - I still do it, just differently. It is how I retain knowledge more efficiently. But having this analog process creates barriers. Think about... Read more

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How OneNote is key to learning in my music classroom

There is a notion among music educators that our courses are some of the most difficult to merge well with technology in the classroom learning environment. School music classes are traditionally performance-based, with the primary learning goal hinged on a student improving their individual instrument play in the context of a large ensemble. In this blog post, I would like to... Read more

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Teachers and students create interactive STEM lessons that inspire, motivate, and teach others

Sometimes students are so energized and motivated by learning, they create their own lessons. José Pedro Almeida, a 12-year-old student from Vale do Tamel School in Portugal, uses his passion for coding and robotics to teach other students - and teachers - how to code in simple ways. Carlos Sousa, Jose’s teacher and a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, created a... Read more

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Leading school in Guatemala uses Microsoft tools to drive student achievement

Guatemala is changing rapidly. After a long period of civil strife, its democracy has stabilized. With that stability has come an improved economy, which now ranks first in Central America. But challenges remain. More than half of Guatemala’s nearly 17 million residents live in poverty and the country today is teeming with young people who need jobs and opportunity.... Read more

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OneNote in higher education: The ultimate tool for teaching, advising, and administration

About four years ago, with prompt from a dean at my university, I began offering online courses in the Classical Studies Program, where I teach and serve as director. My program was one of the first to offer online classes in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, which was a surprise to many, especially given the reputation of Classics programs for teaching dead... Read more

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O’Dea High School’s story of digital transformation

Letting go of old habits takes time, unless you’re the dedicated and innovative educators of O'Dea High School. Beginning in August of the 2017-2018 school year, O'Dea launched a one-to-one single device program featuring the Microsoft Surface.  Shortly after the launch, in October, Microsoft's EDU Product Manager, Mike Tholfsen, visited O'Dea. He visited some classes... Read more