OneNote and Education

A blog to have a dialog about OneNote and education, including sharing ideas, resources, and building community with teachers, students and faculty.

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  • Blog Post: Another webcast with FreedomWriter Founder, Erin Gruwell - Tuesday, May 6th

    For those of you who missed the first webcast, you have another chance! If you've been reading my blog, you'll remember that last summer I had the opportunity to work with Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writer Teachers . For those of you who have never heard of former teacher, Erin Gruwell and the original...
  • Blog Post: OneNote wishes you a happy Earth Day

    April 22nd is Earth Day , and in celebration we've put together some great OneNote resources to help you and your schools reduce your paper usage with OneNote. I've written about this previously, including our web page on how to reduce paper/processing usage with OneNote . Whether it's using the Send...
  • Blog Post: Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writer Teachers

    Hi folks - we've been heads down working on OneNote14 so I haven't had the chance to blog very often. In the meantime, I wanted to share an upcoming event that many of you might be interested in. For those of you following my blog, you'll remember that last summer I had the opportunity to work...
  • Blog Post: Cool examples of teachers using OneNote in education

    I wanted to use this entry as an opportunity to point out examples of some cool things being done with OneNote and education. These examples come from both people I've been emailing with or just blogs I've seen. Each example shows a creative use of OneNote by a teacher using OneNote in a more advanced...
  • Blog Post: Get a Free Copy of OneNote 2007 - Tuesday, 1/20/09 Webinar - "Get connected and collaborate in your Classroom with OneNote"

    Hi folks - after an extended paternity/holiday break with my daughter, I'm back at work and back on the blog. I hope you all had a great holiday season. Next Tuesday, (January 20th, 2009 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PST) Microsoft Solution Specialist Tony Franklin will be presenting a Teacher Tech Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Creating Effective Communications with OneNote and Outlook webinar now posted

    My teacher tech talk "webinar" from last Tuesday has now posted. For those of you who were unable to attend in person, I encourage you to take a look. During this webinar, I cover both OneNote 2007 and Outlook 2007 and how teachers can use these two Microsoft Office tools to be more productive and communicate...
  • Blog Post: 12/2/08 Webinar - Creating effective communications with OneNote & Outlook

    Next Tuesday, 12/2/08, I'll be doing another Teacher Tech Tuesday. This time I will be talking about both Outlook and OneNote in the context of teachers and communications. I worked on the Outlook team for 8 years so I have a reasonable background on Outlook, and as you know I currently work on the OneNote...
  • Blog Post: The OneNote 2007 Toolkit for Teachers webinar now posted for your viewing pleasure

    My teacher tech talk "webinar" from last Tuesday has now posted. For those of you who were unable to attend in person, I encourage you to take a look. During this webinar, I cover all aspects of the OneNote 2007 Toolkit for Teachers , including all of the tutorials, how to articles, videos, teacher-focused...
  • Blog Post: Get a free copy of OneNote 2007 - watch this Tuesday's Teacher Tech talk: OneNote 2007 Teacher Toolkit

    Join me this Tuesday at 1:00 pm PST for a late lunch webinar where I'll be covering the OneNote 2007 Toolkit for Teachers . This is a great resource to help teachers get up to speed on OneNote and how it can be used as an effective education resources. The toolkit is a OneNote notebook filled with templates...
  • Blog Post: Today's Teacher Tech Tuesday (10/21/08) - Free Tools and Resources from Microsoft

    Hi folks - a quick reminder for today's "Teacher Tech Tuesday". Today's session details are listed below. I personally know today's speaker, Scott Thompson , and he is excellent. He is a former teacher so he has a great background to draw from, as well as an in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom...
  • Blog Post: OneNote as an ePortfolio

    Something I wanted to call out was a great TechLearning online article written about Forest Ridge teacher Palie Cantu and her use of OneNote as a digital ePortfolio tool. The article is titled "How to Build Better ePortfolios" I've had the honor to work with Palie a few different times over the past...
  • Blog Post: Partners in Learning and a field trip to Forest Ridge

    In early September, Microsoft hosted a Partners in Learning (PIL) advisory summit for a diverse group of people involved with education. These people hailed from around the world and many continents were represented, including Asia, Europe, Africa , South America, and North America. The goal of this...
  • Blog Post: Back to School with OneNote!

    Hey folks - it's that time of year again. Reading, Riting and 'Rithmatic :-) I hope everyone has their pencils, erasers, books, lesson plans and a copy of OneNote handy! I know that many teachers and professors out there are starting to experiment with OneNote for the first time this school year....
  • Blog Post: OneNote curriculum project in Ireland

    Tom Jackson of Microsoft has been working with some Irish schools on a fascinating project using OneNote to develop and distribute curriculum to students. To understand the background of the project, read his initial blog entry from February . Tom recently posted a new blog entry summarizing what...
  • Blog Post: The Freedom Writer Teachers, OneNote and the Long Beach Airport

    Last night I was sitting in the Long Beach, CA airport waiting for my Seattle return flight that was delayed four hours. Great excuse to write a new blog entry! For those of you who have never "experienced" the pleasure of the Long Beach airport, it probably wouldn't be high on my sightseeing lists....
  • Blog Post: OneNote 2007 Toolkit for Teachers – Part 1

    Last week we launched a bunch of new OneNote education resources on the new OneNote site for educators . This site contains great resources for OneNote and teachers so make sure to bookmark it and check back regularly. I also want to give a shout-out to the new Office Back to School site , which has...
  • Blog Post: New OneNote resources for teachers - Come git' em' while they're hot!

    As I mentioned a few posts ago, Microsoft released a bunch of new OneNote resources for teachers at the NECC 2008 conference in San Antonio . Without further ado, I'm going to point everyone to them in this post. First, off, here is the new OneNote Teacher resources on the Microsoft.com Education...
  • Blog Post: Erik meets Bill, and a cross-continental OneNote Project

    Erik meets Bill For those of you who read my last blog entry , you'll know that my wife and I had Erik Westrum, a innovative teacher from Drammen, Norway over to our house for dinner last week (he liked the lefse, as well as the copper river salmon:- ). Erik was one of the award winning teachers from...
  • Blog Post: How are you using OneNote in education?

    One thing I want to do on this blog is understand how other teachers, students and schools are using OneNote. We are often surprised by the creativity in which people use our software. I have some examples below of OneNote in education, and we also have many case studies with OneNote in education , but...
  • Blog Post: OneNote and Education background – how I got started with this stuff

    Wow - lots of great comments for my first post. I'm glad to see the community growing already. I apologize for the break from my first entry - I was at a wedding during Memorial day weekend and have been trying to get caught up. I'll try and answer a few more comments soon. There are so many topics...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the new OneNote and Education blog!

    This is the inaugural entry of the new OneNote and education blog! My name is Mike Tholfsen and I am the test manager of the OneNote team and will be the primary author of this blog. Since Dan , John , David , Olya , Michael , Jeff , and Chris ( ex-OneNote ) all have their own OneNote blogs, I thought...
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