OneNote for Students – Finishing homework faster with OneNote [Interactive tutorial]

To kick things off this week, we're going to continue with our journey through the tutorials found on the OneNote in Education website. This is the second of four 'Student Scenarios', but it's also worth teachers taking a look at, as this will give you an idea of what is possible within OneNote and might help you when planning class projects and setting assignments.

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Finishing homework faster with OneNote

Often homework and other projects with require students to do their own research and collate information from a variety of sources in order to complete an assignments to their best of their capabilities. With OneNote you can conduct research in a variety of ways - from any device.

Below you will find the interactive OneNote tutorial all about adding content to your notebook from external resources.

With OneNote it’s easy to source content from webpages. If you find a useful passage of text, image, diagram, video or quote, you can simply copy and paste it into your notebook, and OneNote will provide a link to the original page.

This is incredibly useful for when you need to cite your references and sources.

A great way of getting images and diagrams into your notebook is to use the Send to OneNote tool, which allows you to take screen clippings and paste them directly the page or section of your choosing.

Another cool thing about researching topics with OneNote is that you can still get work done while on the go. Also included in this tutorial is how you can send content to your notebook using your mobile phone, whether it’s an iPhone, Android or Windows device.

When it comes to non-internet based research, OneNote also lets you insert entire files into your OneNote pages, either as attachments or printouts, giving you an easy place for you to keep track of your research.

If you do embed a file printout - be it a PDF, PowerPoint, Word document etc. - as well as the content itself, there will also be a file icon allowing you to open up the original, editable version of the file.

Detailed instructions on how to do all of this, and more, can be found in the tutorial above.

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