Moodle Versus OneNote Part 1 of 2

St Andrew’s College is a school that is committed to delivering first class technology to students and staff to use in supporting their teaching and learning practices. In 2012 Moodle was introduced as the first real Learning Management System the … Continue reading

OneNote Class Notebook Creator Is Here!

It’s easy to forget that Microsoft’s Office365 was only launched in early 2013 and was the successor in the education sector to Microsoft’s Live@Edu product, which St Andrew’s College had been running since 2010. The incumbent cloud collaboration suite for many … Continue reading

OneNote To Rule Them All

This post first appeared in the August 2014 edition of the College’s Regulus Magazine It started as a way to help her students organise their notes, but Year 11 Dean and English teacher Jacqueline Yoder quickly found that Microsoft’s OneNote … Continue reading

Microsoft Release Significant Update to OneNote for Macs and iOS

Back in March this year I was incredibly excited to hear that Microsoft had finally released a version of OneNote for Apple MacBooks running OS X. However, it became immediately apparent this was “OneNote Lite” with heavily restricted functionality and I … Continue reading

Collaborating With The World: From Twitter, to OneNote Online, to Lync, to Yammer!

This is a story of collaboration. It’s also a success story – of starting with a problem causing frustration and then ending with a solution that was shared with a wider community for their benefit. In between, a whole range … Continue reading

Trading In The Whiteboard for MS OneNote and a Surface Pro

This morning I was invited by Mr Ben Hilliam to sit in and observe one of his Year 9 Math classes. I was keen to do this as I knew the Maths Department had been experimenting with the combination of … Continue reading

Creating Student ePortfolios with MS OneNote and Office365

One of the things I love about St Andrew’s College is the fact that we are a school from Yr1 to Yr13 and in my role as Director of ICT I get the chance to see learning in action in … Continue reading

Microsoft Release OneNote for Mac

I’ve been in two minds about writing a blog about Microsoft’s recent release of OneNote for Mac. On the one hand, this has been the biggest request on our “wish list” for a long time, yet on the other it … Continue reading

Increasing Student Engagement & Enthusiasm for Writing with MS OneNote

I had the privilege of meeting with Dr Jeni Curtis today to discuss her use of Microsoft OneNote in her Yr9 English class, and discuss how this was one of the key tools she was using to achieve her aim of … Continue reading

Bringing together digital resources

Increasingly teachers are utilizing a variety of online tools to help facilitate learning in their classrooms. While the dominant platform in our college remains OneNote most of our teachers utilise a variety of other tools including Quizlet, Kahoot, Moodle, OneDrive, … Continue reading