So, I finally got my hands on OneNote Notebook creator as part of the trial group at my school, thanks to the support from the computer team who’v set it up. They set the Sharepoint site up and I ran the Notebook creator tool, setting up three distinct spaces in the OneNote notebook as outlined below. I set up the student private notebooks with tabs for the key texts (Amadeus, Antony and Cleopatra etc…) a content library, which is the resources I’ve been sharing so far by email, and the collaborative space,which I’m probably most excited about.
Each Class Notebook is organized into three areas:
A private notebook shared between the teacher and each individual student.
Teachers can read and write to all student notebooks
Students cannot see other private section groups outside their own
A read-only notebook where teachers can share handouts with students.
Students can only read — i.e. pull from — the Content Library. They cannot edit.
Teachers can read and write to the Content Library
A notebook for everyone in your class to share, organize, and collaborate.
Everyone can read and write to the Collaboration Space
I’ve been using OneNote as a teaching tool for years now, and this is the biggest break-through yet I think. As one teacher, from the USA, I was speaking to yesterday said, this is a ‘game changer’.
I’ll be sharing what happens. Meanwhile, here’s a video overview: