During the last few weeks of term we held open afternoons for our parents and our teachers. Our mobile learning programme has been up and running for two terms and it was time to share what we had been up to with our community. The success of the programme has encouraged us to extend our this to our Year 5 and 6 students. Our Year 5 and 6 colleagues came to visit too. One of these teachers asked about the technology I thought had made the biggest impact in my classroom this year. The answer was easy – teaching with OneNote and a digital pen.
The combination of OneNote and digital ink allows us to collaborate and share our everyday learning much more easily than ever before.
Students use their own digital notebooks to record individual learning and work collaboratively with others. The digital pen lets them work in familiar ways, taking the time to process information as we work. Students can easily record their ideas and thinking using diagrams, symbols and drawings. Another bonus is that because our work is digital nothing gets lost. OneNote is searchable, including our handwriting! So finding content is easy even if did file it somewhere weird.
A few examples of why we love digital pen and ink:
OneNote and digital ink is making learning more visible and accessible. The time saved by not having to copy things into books or find follow-up tasks, means we have more time for even more learning! You can find out more about classroom applications of OneNote at onenoteforteachers.com.