Thinking about OneNote Differently. It’s not a Notebook, It’s a Website. How to Make a Website using Microsoft OneNote.

THINKING ABOUT ONENOTE DIFFERENTLY. IT'S NOT A NOTEBOOK,, IT'S A WEBSITE. HOW TO MAKE A WEBSITE USING MICROSOFT ONENOTE

I’ve used Microsoft OneNote for quite a while now. I use it to teach all of my maths classes and I use it to organize my own materials as well.

I’ve also taught quite a few teachers to use OneNote as well. And at least somewhere in the beginning of teaching them OneNote, I say, it’s kind of like this.

  • Each Notebook in OneNote is a Notebook like the one above.
  • Each section in OneNote is like a Coloured Section from the binder.
  • Each page in the OneNote is a Page from the binder.

Of course, this is a perfectly workable analogy. It’s also an obvious one. OneNote even encourages it, just look at their logo.

Yep, that’s a binder book.

But! I think there’s a different way to look at OneNote

ONENOTE IS A WEBSITE BUILDER

I know, it’s hard to believe but we probably need to consider what a website is.

A collection of pages on the World Wide Web accessible from a URL.

That’s OneNote! Here’s another way to visualise a website.

OneNote has pages and subpages too…

It’s not just a website: I’ts more!

Not only does it have all the attributes of a website, it’s got some added functionality too! A write-able page that people who visit your site can interact on?! What?!?!

Here’s how it looks and here’s how to do it.

Ok, that’s enough of all of that. I really want to convince you of this. Here’s a video tour of the website I built using OneNote, and instructions on how to build your own.

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