Back to Basics – OneNote

We’ve covered in depth some of the most powerful (and advanced) features of OneNote in the classroom here previously. This time round, we’re going to go right back to basics, in the first of a new series of posts designed to cover the fundamentals of popular classroom apps, so lets get started… The following OneNote video tutorial will guide you through… Adding Text Inserting Tables Adding Tags Adding File Attachments…

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Get Organised for 2018 with OneNote

As we’ve already seen in recent posts, Replay in OneNote & Maths Made Easy, OneNote offers users the same experience of taking notes in a regular notebook but with many enhanced features. In the third post in this series we’re going with a video tutorial that will introduce some of the superb organisational functionality inbuilt, including…Notebooks, Sections, Pages and Section Groups The video above should give you an idea of how…

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Math Made Easy with OneNote

Maths + OneNote = Teacher2  Users of the OneNote app for Windows 10 will be overjoyed at the recently introduced feature called Ink math assistant (IMA). Mathematicians everywhere will be delighted with this powerful tool which can solve equations input by keyboard or stylus. Ink Math assistant will allow the conversion of stylus input equations to typed editable text. This can be of great benefit to teachers who prefer the…

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Replay in OneNote: A Gamechanger for the Classroom

OneNote for Windows 10 app has a new feature called Replay, which records the Digital Ink that is input into OneNote and creates a movie like animation that can allow the teacher to pause and play at any time during the lesson. The Replay function is very useful as it allows the teacher to elaborate on key points or highlight certain aspects of a Mathematical problem during class. Students will…

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OneNote Learning Tools

One of the most powerful and useful tools within Office 365 is OneNote. OneNote is s a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users’ notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. It is a tool that can be used by students, teachers, principals for a multitude of purposes. Whilst OneNote is bundled with the subscription based Office 365, it is also available…

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Symmetry School

I seldom get the opportunity to write about an IT topic that is rooted in the Revised Primary School Curriculum and I have never had the opportunity to write about an IT topic that can be presented to a class in its entirety “as Gaeilge”! Therefore I was delighted to get an invite to review a wonderful educational app called Symmetry School. Symmetry School is the first app in a…

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Goodbye Google Reader

Last week, Google announced the decision to close Google Reader as part of its ‘second spring of cleaning’: We launched Google Reader in 2005 in an effort to make it easy for people to discover and keep tabs on their favorite websites. While the product has a loyal following, over the years usage has declined. So, on July 1, 2013, we will retire Google Reader. Users and developers interested in…

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How to Create a Simple Mobile App

I have just released my second app called Targetboard Grids and I was surprised by how easy it was to do this time. All I needed to know was how to make a simple table in HTML and fill it in with numbers or letters.  Add a splash of colour and it was ready to go to market. In this article, I’m going to show you how to make a…

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Our School’s Smartphone App

A couple of months ago, I decided to try and make a mobile phone app for my school.  Apps are considered quite the fashion accessory and most well-known companies have their own app to showcase their products.  For a school, I thought it would be a good idea to be able to  give parents the opportunity to see what’s going on in the school as well as give them some…

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