News in Office 365 – OneNote for Students and Teachers
Office 365 environment undergoing constant improvements and adding new products such as Office Video, Office Sway, Office Delve and more. But this information system is, besides these new products, undergoing many improvements in the area of innovation, let’s say “steady” products such as Microsoft OneNote. Recently, Microsoft has focused on the school environment.
Generally, it is very simplified option for students to obtain Office 365 environment / tenant for free for development needs (HERE). It was also released product called “OneNote Notebook Staff for Education“, from which is possibility to improve collaboration between teachers and students in their classrooms.
This product is based on standard technology SharePoint 2013, which is within the Office 365 provided as SharePoint Online 2013 and that most of the schools operated within the framework of support from Microsoft. It is possible to install OneNote application from the Microsoft Store, and begin to use it immediately.
What this app offers?
- Place for collaboration – this means that it is possible to create an overview of the course, test plan, test, etc., It is possible to hold discussions or supplement all the charts, documents and other elements.
- Libraries – where is driven approach – mostly usable by the teacher for storing important documents for students or for storing different data for each exercise
- Personal space for each student / member of a particular class for which this notebook staff was created. Students will have their own personal space to realize that teachers have access to this place – so He can control individual surrendering of the files, He can review and edit the individual progress of each student and set up different and individual approach to progress within teaching.
The fact that the product OneNote really trying to promote maximum learning environment is evidenced on the Internet address www.onenoteforteachers.com, where there is a large variety of educational materials for teachers. Here it is also possible to pass beyond basic first steps with OneNote several different scenarios for specific uses, or to find out how you can use OneNote for university administrators.
This, let’s say modification of application OneNote for school environment certainly makes sense to me. The application is no longer applicable to the basis for all taking notes, a touch support, including written text, but it is possible to combine all information sources, for example, when writing term papers, it is possible to share individual workbooks, or parts thereof with colleagues and so in the school environment in this way – a partial combining of SharePoint and OneNote applications that are already integrated from version 2013 is a clear conclusion, which was almost inescapable.
I can definitely recommend this solution to all my colleagues in the learning/university area to use.