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Get a Jump Start on Using OneNote Class Notebook

The Internet has many online resources teachers can access to gain help with creating a Class Notebook using OneNote. A quick Google Search will generate a list of sites. However, often they contain outdated information. New things are happening all the time with OneNote Class Notebook. For this reason, it is best to get current information direct from Microsoft.

Below are some of our favorite Microsoft OneNote resources:

Microsoft OneNote Class Notebook Education Blog

Stay up-to-date on what is happening with OneNote. The Education Blog includes announcements, tips, and practical applications in the classroom.

OneNote for Education Video Series

The OneNote for Education website provide access to informative videos. This series is best-suited to teachers that are new to OneNote and need help getting started. In addition to learning about the basics, educators can also view classroom scenarios that provide ideas for implementation.

OneNote FAQ

To transform a TechnoKids project into a Class Notebook requires OneNote 2016 to insert the assignments, which are in PDF format. Many teachers have concerns that OneNote 2016 will no longer be supported. The good news is this is not the case. You can get current information and your questions answered by reading the OneNote Frequently Asked Question page.

Transform a TechnoKids Project into a Class Notebook

Transform a TechnoKids project into a Class Notebook
Transform a TechnoKids project into a Class Notebook

How to Make a OneNote Class Notebook Handbook

Microsoft Education provides general information teachers can use to implement the use of Class Notebooks into their practice. If you are using TechnoKids projects, and you would like to transform the assignments into a Class Notebook using OneNote, it is best to refer to the How to Make a OneNote Class Notebook handbook. The instructions will guide you through the process.

TechnoKids Class Notebook Support

If you have additional questions about TechnoKids and OneNote, refer to the Class Notebook support page. The content is divided into seven sections:

  1. Get Started
  2. Create a Class Notebook
  3. Add Assignments and Assessment to the Class Notebook
  4. Add Resources to the Content Library
  5. How Students Use the TechnoKids Notebook
  6. How the Teacher Views Student Work
  7. Tips for Using a Class Notebook

TechnoKids Class Notebook Video Series

If you prefer to follow along to instructional videos, check out our YouTube Class Notebook for Teachers playlist. It is a how-to series that explains how to transform a TechnoKids project into a OneNote Class Notebook.

Do your students need help using their personalized notebooks? The video series Class Notebook Tutorial for Students provides step-by-step instructions. Viewers learn how to annotate TechnoKids assignments, make a copy of a template, view a sample, and submit work. Use this series to support learners.

Transform a TechnoKids Project into a Class Notebook

Learn how to transform a TechnoKids Project into a OneNote Class Notebook. A Class Notebook is a blend between a digital file cabinet and a binder. It organizes course materials such as assignments, templates, samples, and quizzes into a OneNote publication.

A OneNote Class Notebook is an ideal way to distribute TechnoKids project assignments and resource files. Follow the instructions in the TechnoKids Class Notebook Handbook to use OneNote to create a notebook for the entire class. Step-by-step instructions with illustrations explain how to produce unique personal notebooks that each student can use to complete TechnoKids worksheets, follow assignment instructions, and submit work.

OneNote Class Notebook
Transform a TechnoKids Project into a OneNote Class Notebook

Why Should I Create a TechnoKids Class Notebook?

Go Paperless!

A OneNote Class Notebook is digital. Teachers distribute assignments, templates, samples, or other resource documents electronically. There is no need to print handouts that require a pen and paper to complete. Instead, students can type answers directly onto a OneNote page which can be viewed instantly by the teacher.

Access TechnoKids Project Materials Anywhere, Anytime

A TechnoKids Class Notebook resides in the “cloud”. It is online. Students can use any OneNote app to access the file. This allows them to complete a TechnoKids project anywhere, anytime.

Complete Assignments Without Adobe Acrobat Reader

TechnoKids assignments are in PDF format. They have security that requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and annotate the file when working on a Windows device. However,
when using a OneNote Class Notebook this is no longer the case. Instead, the TechnoKids PDF files are inserted on to OneNote pages. The student can then use the Draw tools within OneNote to type their answers.

Type answers into a TechnoKids assignment using OneNote.
Type answers into a TechnoKids assignment using the Text and Pen tools in OneNote.

Communicate with Students About a TechnoKids Project

A OneNote Class Notebook includes a Welcome section. A section is like a divider in a traditional binder. It groups pages together. The Welcome section is a public space that students can view. Use it to introduce a TechnoKids project, outline tasks, or provide reminders.

Use the Welcome section in the OneNote Class Notebook to introduce students to the TechnoKids project.

Share TechnoKids Templates and Sample Files

A OneNote Class Notebook has a Content Library. It is a section where teachers can attach TechnoKids resources such as templates and samples. The files are read-only. Students can view the content but cannot make any changes. To work with a file, they must make their own copy.

Access a TechnoKids template in  the Content Library.
Teachers can share templates and samples with students using the Content Library section of a TechnoKids Class Notebook.

Distribute TechnoKids Assignments to Control Pacing of Instruction

A OneNote Class Notebook has a private section the teacher uses to direct the flow of instruction. It is not available by default and must be enabled. Use this section to add TechnoKids assignments, reviews, and marking sheets ahead of time. These pages remain hidden from students until the teacher distributes them to Students’ notebooks.

Enable the Teacher-Only section to direct the flow of instruction.
Direct the flow of instruction by adding TechnoKids assignments to the Teacher-Only section of the Class Notebook. When the class is ready to complete a TechnoKids assignment, distribute the OneNote page. This will automatically place a copy into each Student’s personal notebook.

Easily Submit Student Work

The TechnoKid Class Notebook you create, will have a My Work section. This section allows students to submit their work. They will attach their completed TechnoKids projects to a OneNote page. The file might be a PowerPoint slide show, Word report, or Excel budget sheet. Teachers can access the My Work section in each student’s personal notebook to view their work and provide feedback.

Submit student work by attaching the file to a OneNote page in a TechnoKids Class Notebook.
Submit complete TechnoKids projects to a OneNote page. Teachers can access this section in each student’s notebook to view their work and provide feedback.

Provide Feedback to Students

The teacher can access each student’s personal notebook. This allows them to view assignments and completed project files. Feedback such as stickers or comments can be added to pages using the tools in OneNote.

Provide students with feedback using sticker packs in OneNote.
OneNote has sticker packs you can use to provide feedback.

Collaborate to Share Ideas

Many TechnoKids projects have brainstorming activities or group discussions about a topic. A OneNote Class Notebook has a Collaboration Space. It is a public section where everyone in the class can share and collaborate. The information in this space can be edited by any student. When working on a TechnoKids project you might want to use this section to list topic ideas or create a community forum for questions and answers. It is important for educators to moderate student contributions to this space. To restrict access, sections can be locked or moved. Refer to Lock the Collaboration Space.

Microsoft Office Proficiency and TechnoKids Projects

TechnoKids has over 20 Microsoft Office projects for K-12 students. Using the project-based activities, students gain proficiency. They apply digital literacy skills to create an amusement park, draft a budget, operate a restaurant, produce a newsletter, and more! Seamlessly integrate technology into curriculum. Combine OneNote Class Notebook and TechnoKids to simplify instruction and engage learners.