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

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Christa Love

About Christa Love

Christa Love, Vice President - Christa Love has a passion for education and technology. A graduate from Brock University she has an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, Bachelor of Education in Primary and Junior divisions, and Masters of Education in the area of Curriculum Studies. Her work at TechnoKids Inc. began more than twenty years ago as an instructor at a local learning center. Since that time she has operated the summer camp program, taught at the research and development center at John Knox Christian School, trained educators throughout the province on issues related to technology integration, and overseen the curriculum development of hundreds of technology projects. In recent years, Christa has become the vice president of TechnoKids Inc.