Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Great news! Introducing OneNote Staff Notebook for education – just released!

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What is OneNote Staff Notebook?
OneNote Staff Notebook, like OneNote Class Notebook, is an app for Office 365 that lets an education staff leader quickly set up a personal workspace for every staff member or teacher, a content library for shared information and a collaboration space for everyone to collaborate—all within one powerful notebook.

OneNote Staff Notebook has just been released
Building on the resounding excitement from teachers around OneNote Class Notebook (removing “Creator” naming due to popular demand), Microsoft has released the OneNote Staff Notebook for Education. The launch blog and app went live yesterday Tuesday, Feb. 24

Some of the features
  • Collaboration Space - an area where the whole staff can share and collaborate in real-time.  Scenarios for the Collaboration Space include Staff meeting notes, Initiatives, and Cross-grade Lesson Plan Development, or a "Tide Chart," for Student Highs and Lows.
  • Content Library - a read-only area where staff leaders can share information with staff members who can view or grab a copy.  Scenarios include policies and procedures or dates and deadlines.
  • Staff Member Notebooks - a private notebook shared between the staff leader and each individual staff member. Staff leaders can access every staff member notebook while staff members can see only their own.  Scenarios include Professional development (PD), Classroom observations, Lesson Plans and feedback, Evaluation, or Parent Communication.
The biggest benefit for staff leaders and their staff members is that everything that happens in the school or district can be tracked and shared in one place: it is accessible across devices (online or offline) with privacy for individual staff members who need to share information solely with leadership. The result is organization, efficiency, and collaboration with school administration that never existed before the OneNote Staff Notebook.

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Get started with Staff Notebook by watching this video
Want to get started with using Staff Notebooks at your school or district? This interactive guide walks you through how it can be used. To watch the video below please click on the image and then visit the bottom of the page:

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