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.
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.