Creating Interactive Math Textbooks

interactive

“It is not the reader of a text who learns the most,” says Stephen Knudsen, “but rather the author.  When a student makes a textbook in a course, the student engages daily in all classifications of learning…when students are asked to make a textbook, they are required to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create. The results of this process are often nothing short of astonishing!”
Combine popular math tools like OneNote and GeoGebra to create astonishing, interactive math textbooks. Let’s find out how below.

Creating a Digital Textbook

Microsoft OneNote makes digital textbook creation easy. Students can work together on a single OneNote notebook that is organized into “notebook, section groups, sections, and pages.” Create a OneNote notebook as a textbook template, then share it via Docs.com. Students can grab the OneNote notebook digital textbook template, then enhance it. Each student or group of students can take responsibility for a specific section. OneNote enables you to insert all sorts of content, such as Vimeo, YouTube, Office Mix, Sway, and Microsoft Forms.

Organizing a Digital Textbook

Want to create a digital textbook template for your students? Let’s adapt Stephen Knudsen’s suggestions for a digital textbook:
  • Section 1: Welcome
    • Title page featuring student-created cover art
    • Dedication
    • A short Foreword by the teacher or someone who has read the textbook
    • Table of Contents. You can use Onetastic add-on to OneNote to auto-generate a table of contents for each “section chapter” and the digital textbook as a whole.
    • Author’s page with pictures of students, including their Twitter addresses
  • Section 2: Chapter 1 – Introduction
    • Organize the OneNote notebook into sections. Each section is a chapter.
    • Each section chapter will include its own table of contents and introduction.
  • Section 3: Chapter 2
  • Section 4: Chapter 3
  • Section 5: Chapter 4
  • Section 6: Chapter 5 – Conclusion
  • Section 7: Chapter 6 – Appendix
Students create hand-drawn resources and then digitize their creations with the mobile-friendly Office Lens app. Tablet access? Students can create their first draft of figures within OneNote. Identify key terms, record video/audio definitions and explanation. Design tall buildings and describe in a video how they were created. For math problems, students can use OneNote digital whiteboard technology to draft their explanation. Or rely on Microsoft Snip’s whiteboard capabilities and then embed that in the OneNote page. A few other tips include adding tags to chapters, creating a hyperlinked table of contents for each section, and setting a page template specific to each section. When complete, future classes can access the digital textbook via OneNote Online or a “frozen” copy can be permanently published at Docs.com.

Exploring GeoGebrainteractive

Wondering how to add difficult mathematics constructs? Take advantage of GeoGebra tools and materials.
GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education (free to non-commercial users) that joins geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics, and calculus. It also runs offline and works on various software platforms and devices (Source).
GeoGebra enjoys a rich community of support (check out Kurt Soeser, fellow Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), work | watch his video) with over 500,000 pre-created resources. In addition to creating content with GeoGebra, students can also place any of those half a million resources within their digital textbook. Want to see this in action? Go to my TCEA Connect OneNote notebook using this link. You can also watch the YouTube video walkthrough.

Conclusion

Rather than rely on traditional textbook publishers, adopt a maker attitude in your math classroom. Empower students to create digital textbooks using Microsoft OneNote and GeoGebra. Publish to a worldwide audience and ensure that the learning is meaningful and authentic.

Image Source

“Embed GeoGebra in OneNote” via Kurt Soeser as featured in the LearnOneNote Conference. Available at https://www.learnonconference.com/kurt-soeser-2016 during 11/12-11/17, 2016.

Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin’s blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure

OneNote as a Blogging Platform

“I am interested in the Integration Blog project,” says Jennifer Moore, “but I am wondering if I can do a OneNote instead?” Jennifer participates in the TCEA Campus Technology Specialist Certification program, a phenomenal learning opportunity for TCEA members. In this blog entry, we explore a few detours to a Microsoft OneNote-based blog. For a blog to be read, it must be relevant to its readers. Yet reader-relevant blog entries cannot be the sole measure of a successful blog.

Note: This blog entry was originally published at TCEA.org Technotes Blog! TCEA.org is a non-profit education organization. Check it out at http://www.tcea.org/blog. In the interests of full disclosure, Miguel Guhlin serves as a Director of Professional Development; find out more about his work at http://ly.tcea.org/connect

The Measure of a Blog

The rubric for an Integration Blog Project includes the following elements:
  • Blog Layout and Theme
  • Blog Entries (minimum of five)
  • Spelling and Grammar
You could use a traditional blog platform (e.g. Blogger, Tumbler, WordPress, old Google Sites’ Announcement feature, etc.) and miss a Microsoft option, OneNote. Three elements characterize blogs: 1) Content readers can subscribe to the blog via real simple syndication (RSS); 2) Entries are organized in reverse chronological order; and 3) The blog offers reflection on an experience, research, or current topic.  As John Dewey points out, “We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.”

Creating Enduring Content

“Either write something worth reading,” quipped Benjamin Franklin, “or do something worth writing.” The best blog entries combine both in a simple formula:
  1. Introductions: A fresh take on an instructional strategy or technology that excites.
  2. Compelling Narrative, simply organized: Ready to jump into your blog entry? Start with these three steps:
  • Define a problem that held you back.
  • Tell about the hero’s journey you made to find a solution, including audio/video interviews and/or demos.
  • Move forward, step by step, to a successful resolution. Use the list approach (e.g. listicle) and keep it simple.
  1. The Call for Adoption: In short, punchy sentences, call for adoption of the new strategy. This can also be a call to action. Write fast, write short.
Mix the steps and use a quote or problem scenario to set the hook.

Detours Around OneNote Obstacles

“I want to use OneNote as a blog,” some have said, “but OneNote doesn’t quite work as a blog.” To use it as such, you have to overcome a few obstacles:
  • Real Simple Syndication (RSS) Feeds are not available for OneNote Online Notebooks.
  • Reverse Chronological order of blog entries isn’t publish and forget it.
Eager to adapt OneNote for a blog solution, I sought out various solutions. Most failed, but these were workable. Let’s explore the detours.

Detour #1: RSS Feed

detoursCreate an RSS feed for OneNote blog entries with the Diigo Social Bookmarking Tool. Every web page you bookmark and tag gets added to an RSS feed for the tag. Below, you can see items tagged “mgc” via Diigo bookmarks. These tagged items reflect favorites from my OneNote Online notebook, TCEA Connects!
Scroll to the bottom of the page shown above to see the distinctive RSS feed icon:
detours
Get the RSS link, then add an RSS icon of your own to the front page of your OneNote Online notebook (example shown below). Subscribers click on the RSS icon to subscribe with their RSS Aggregator of choice (e.g. Feedly.com):
detours
Now that you have an RSS feed via Diigo tagged items, copy and paste the link to a specific OneNote Online page:
detours
With the “Copy Link to this Page” in your device’s clipboard you can paste the link into Diigo to add it to the RSS feed:
detours
Update 12/1/2016: Another way to obtain a link, especially if you are using the free Windows 10 OneNote app (as opposed to OneNote 2016), is to do what Marjolein Hoekstra (Twitter: @onenotec) suggests in this 11/30/16 blog entry:
“Share a view-only link to an individual page through Share > Get a Link. Unique for OneNote for Windows 10 and only for notebooks stored on consumer OneDrive. Recipients can open this page in a browser.” See Marjolein’s example, Emoji Keyboard sample page, below:
detours
Once added, view the RSS feed (only if you must) and see the result (highlighted section is what we just added):
detours

Sharing the RSS Feed via Twitter/Facebook

The next step is to use IFTTT.com to publish your RSS feed content to Twitter/Facebook. Anything added to the RSS feed will be shared via detoursTwitter or Facebook. Check out this how-to available online.

Detour #2 – Reverse Chronological Order

Re-organize your pages in OneNote to get a reverse chronological list of blog entries. Simply click and drag the title of the blog entry to where it should go.
detours

Give It a Try!

OneNote 2016, 100% free, features a full-blown editing toolbar, automatically timestamps your blog entries, makes it easy to embed content (without messy embed code) from various sources (a feature other blog platforms make difficult or for pay), and image embedding is drop-dead simple. This makes it the perfect blog tool, especially when you incorporate Diigo RSS feeds and take care to organize pages in your OneNote blog. You can also publish a notebook via Docs.com as an ebook, viewable across numerous mobile devices. And you can password protect sections to prevent unauthorized access to blog entries (e.g. for pay, embargoed or not ready for release). Wow, give it a try!

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Creating Interactive Math Textbooks

interactive

We learn best and deepest when we create. Take this approach to a new level in math classes by having students create their own interactive textbooks.
“It is not the reader of a text who learns the most,” says Stephen Knudsen, “but rather the author.  When a student makes a textbook in a course, the student engages daily in all classifications of learning…when students are asked to make a textbook, they are required to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create. The results of this process are often nothing short of astonishing!”
Combine popular math tools like OneNote and GeoGebra to create astonishing, interactive math textbooks. Let’s find out how below.

Note: This blog entry was originally published at TCEA.org Technotes Blog! TCEA.org is a non-profit education organization. Check it out at http://www.tcea.org/blog. In the interests of full disclosure, Miguel Guhlin serves as a Director of Professional Development; find out more about his work at http://ly.tcea.org/connect

Creating a Digital Textbook

Microsoft OneNote makes digital textbook creation easy. Students can work together on a single OneNote notebook that is organized into “notebook, section groups, sections, and pages.” Create a OneNote notebook as a textbook template, then share it via Docs.com. Students can grab the OneNote notebook digital textbook template, then enhance it. Each student or group of students can take responsibility for a specific section. OneNote enables you to insert all sorts of content, such as Vimeo, YouTube, Office Mix, Sway, and Microsoft Forms.

Organizing a Digital Textbook

Want to create a digital textbook template for your students? Let’s adapt Stephen Knudsen’s suggestions for a digital textbook:
  • Section 1: Welcome
    • Title page featuring student-created cover art
    • Dedication
    • A short Foreword by the teacher or someone who has read the textbook
    • Table of Contents. You can use Onetastic add-on to OneNote to auto-generate a table of contents for each “section chapter” and the digital textbook as a whole.
    • Author’s page with pictures of students, including their Twitter addresses
  • Section 2: Chapter 1 – Introduction
    • Organize the OneNote notebook into sections. Each section is a chapter.
    • Each section chapter will include its own table of contents and introduction.
  • Section 3: Chapter 2
  • Section 4: Chapter 3
  • Section 5: Chapter 4
  • Section 6: Chapter 5 – Conclusion
  • Section 7: Chapter 6 – Appendix
Students create hand-drawn resources and then digitize their creations with the mobile-friendly Office Lens app. Tablet access? Students can create their first draft of figures within OneNote. Identify key terms, record video/audio definitions and explanation. Design tall buildings and describe in a video how they were created. For math problems, students can use OneNote digital whiteboard technology to draft their explanation. Or rely on Microsoft Snip’s whiteboard capabilities and then embed that in the OneNote page. A few other tips include adding tags to chapters, creating a hyperlinked table of contents for each section, and setting a page template specific to each section. When complete, future classes can access the digital textbook via OneNote Online or a “frozen” copy can be permanently published at Docs.com.

Exploring GeoGebrainteractive

Wondering how to add difficult mathematics constructs? Take advantage of GeoGebra tools and materials.
GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education (free to non-commercial users) that joins geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics, and calculus. It also runs offline and works on various software platforms and devices (Source).
GeoGebra enjoys a rich community of support (check out Kurt Soeser, fellow Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), work | watch his video) with over 500,000 pre-created resources. In addition to creating content with GeoGebra, students can also place any of those half a million resources within their digital textbook. Want to see this in action? Go to my TCEA Connect OneNote notebook using this link. You can also watch the YouTube video walkthrough.

Conclusion

Rather than rely on traditional textbook publishers, adopt a maker attitude in your math classroom. Empower students to create digital textbooks using Microsoft OneNote and GeoGebra. Publish to a worldwide audience and ensure that the learning is meaningful and authentic.

Featured Image Source

“Embed GeoGebra in OneNote” via Kurt Soeser as featured in the LearnOneNote Conference. Available at https://www.learnonconference.com/kurt-soeser-2016 during 11/12-11/17, 2016.

Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin’s blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure

Encrypting #OneNote Pages and Sections #free #onlineconference

Looking for an easy way to encrypt and protect data stored in OneNote? Fortunately, OneNote provides encryption when you password protect a section:

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Passwords can be applied only to notebook sections, not to entire notebooks. Passwords are case-sensitive. Make sure that the Caps Lock key is off before you create or enter a password. OneNote uses encryption to secure password-protected sections. (Source)

OneNote’s Password protected section offers a few benefits:

  • AES 128 bit encryption protects any pages you’ve created inside of the passworded section.
  • Microsoft is reported to use the local cryptography built-into Windows operating system.
  • Passworded sections placed on the web (shared online via OneNote Online) require the end-user to enter a password to get access.
  • OneNote uses encryption to secure password-protected sections. If you forget your password, no one will be able to unlock your notes for you (not even Microsoft Technical Support). So take care when assigning passwords to your notebook sections and when changing them.
Here’s what OneNote looks like when you’re Password Protecting a section:
Note that you can modify the Password Options in OneNote settings:
But AES 128 encryption may not be enough.
More Encryption Needed?
Of course, as nice as AES 128bit may be, it doesn’t meet the standard for super confidential information (e.g. everything that is personal identifiable information or health info). If you forget your password to a passworded section in OneNote, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to get access to it again. I don’t know if DocRecryptor exists for OneNote, but I know I wouldn’t want to trust it with data that must be confidential. For that reason, among others, it is important to take a hard look at other encryption options that go above and beyond OneNote’s built-in passworded section. 
Source

Here are some additional solutions I would encourage you to add if you’re going to use any Microsoft product:

  • Encrypt your Onenote page content with Secure Space Encryptor (SSE)
    • Encrypt files with the File/Folder Encryption Tool
    • Encrypt text with the Text Encryptor
  • Use Keepass for Windows, Mac, or GNU/Linux to store confidential information. The database file itself is encrypted with AES-256 so you can add it as a file attachment.
If you want to keep the source formatting for a document (e.g. font choices, colors, headings, etc.) then you will probably be better off exporting data as a Word document, encrypting it with SSE, then adding it as a file attachment.
While encryption can be an obstacle for some, it is important to find a way to secure your data, no matter what notes tool you decide to use. You can find my resources for Safeguarding Sensitive Data online.

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    OneNote Case #2: Accounts and More #msftedu @microsoft_edu #mieexpert

    Question: Hi all, I’m trying to get our teachers to share LPs with admin using OneNote, but I’m having such a hard time because its asking teachers for a sign in AND it won’t take our work emails…any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong?

    A common problem for most folks new to Microsoft and Office 365 is trying to understand when to use their Office 365 account (work email account) vs their personal, Microsoft account. Here’s my 18min video on using Onenote for lesson plans.  I address Microsoft vs Office365 login issues, as well as some ideas. If viewers have other suggestions, make a video and share it! I’d love to feature it! https://youtu.be/O7KEhfhQQSw

    Really, it’s a terrible video. What would you have said?
    🙂


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    OneNote Case #1: Opening Notebooks #msftedu @microsoft_edu @office365

    Question: Office 365/OneNote question: Some of our teachers click on the OneNote app within O365 but instead of taking them to a list of all their notebooks, it automatically opens up their @sites notebook. The only way for them to access a different notebook is by clicking on a direct link someone has shared with them. Has anyone else experienced this? Or now a fix?

    Over the last few months, I feel quite comfortable working with OneNote. Just today, I moved my Sharepoint OneNote notebooks to a Microsoft based OneDrive. The reason why is the subject of another blog entry, but when I read the question above, I thought I would suggest the following approach that has worked for me. What would have been your response?

    Are you trying to open a OneNote Notebook in OneNote 2016, and it’s not working? Try this approach:

    1) Close out all Notebooks in OneNote 2016.
    2) Remove all accounts in OneNote 2016
    3) Add the account you use to login to OneDrive online.
    4) Go to your internet browser, then go to OneDrive for Business (Sharepoint).
    5) Open the OneNote Notebook stored at OneDrive for Business in OneNote Online.
    6) Click on OPEN IN ONENOTE and then choose OneNote 2016. 
    7) Give the notebook time to sync to your computer.
    8) When done synching, the Notebook should be ready to go.



    That approach aside, working with OneNote 2016 is a pure joy. I enjoy working with OneNote and I’m migrating much of my work from a Google Sites (old version) to a OneNote Online notebook (http://tinyurl.com/mgconnect). Find out more about my efforts online.


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    InfoManagement: Curating and Sharing #onenoteedu #msftedu #anchorcharts

    As the end of the school year came into sight, colleague Laura Howard in San Angelo ISD wrote me a short request for help. With her permission, allow me to share it with you:
    “A few years back at TCEA,” asks Laura Howard in an email, “you had a session on curation and sharing information. You talked about how to weed through information, save it for later, and use tools like IFTTT to set up rules on your social media feeds, etc. Would it be possible for me to get the information you shared at that session?”
    “Absolutely!” I replied. “Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to revisit such a popular topic!”
    Let’s divide this up into several bite-sized chunks.

    What Is Content Curation?

    Content curation is a way of managing the firehose of data slamming into us from every device we own, from computer to smartphone. But it is more than just sorting and saving the information flow. It is also about re-sharing it with others, thus making you a trusted source of re-mixed information and ideas. Content curation involves a commitment that you agree to make sense of the world around you for the purpose of sharing it with other educators and especially with your students.

    Want to Manage the Flow of Information?

    Managing the flow of information can be difficult. That is why you have to identify the following three areas:
    • Source(s) of Information: You have to know where you usually get information and ideas from.
    • Tracking Tool: Once you know where you get your information, you need to decide where you want that information to be stored long-term for easy retrieval. This tracking and retrieval tool should be easy to organize using tags (one-word keywords) and make it simple to share information with others.
    • Sharing Outlet: When you have sifted through the data you want to keep and stored it for retrieval, you will want to decide where and with whom to share it.
    Let’s explore these three areas in the context of a real life scenario.

    Scenario – Anchor Charts

    Loretta just found out she will be facilitating a workshop for her grade level on anchor charts. A quick Google search reveals that there are many places to find example anchor charts, as well as instructions on how to create them, what they should have in them, how they should be created with students, and much more. She also discovered a Twitter chat that is taking place later on the topic, but she will be on the go with only her mobile phone during that time. She wants to capture select tweets. She needs a way to organize the information so it makes sense to her later, as well as makes sense to the teachers she will be working with.
    IFTTT Recipe
    To help Loretta, let’s break down the problem:
    Sources of Information: Loretta has identified several sources of information:
    • Web Searches: Resources are discovered on the web and via her mobile device.
    • Twitter Chat: She needs to capture Twitter chats.
    Tracking Tool:
    • Twitter Chat: Loretta doesn’t want to capture EVERY contribution to a Twitter chat, only the ones she happens to notice. She decides to “like” or “heart” every tweet worth keeping. Then, IFTTT will save those select tweets to her OneNote Notebook, which sImage 181he can later organize. Also, she decides to use TweetDeck as a way to monitor multiple twitter chats on her computer because it allows for multiple columns of information. With TweetDeck, she can also schedule tweets to appear. Another option is HootSuite, which works great on mobile devices, a feature TweetDeck does not enjoy.
    • Image 187Web Searches:
      1. Option A – Pocket: Although Loretta has several choices, she decides to use Read It Later’s Pocket because it’s easy to add content via a computer web browser and/or the mobile app. Everything she tags with “anchorcharts” gets sent to herOneNote Notebook (free app) and auto-tweeted with the hashtag #anchorcharts. The auto-tweet and saving to OneNote happens through an IFTTT recipe she set up once when she began.
      2. Option B – Diigo: Another solid choice includes Diigo Social Bookmarking tool, which includes Diigo Browser and Diigo Annotator for your mobile device. Diigo is nice because it includes an outlining tool which Loretta could use to organize her links and resources.
    Sharing Outlet: Once she has sifted through her data and stored it for retrieval, Loretta must decide where and with whom to share it.
    • Image 180IFTTT can be used to easily take any tweets that Loretta has liked and tweet them out from her account with the “#anchorcharts” hashtag added to the end. Another option is to use that hashtag to search on and create a Flipboard digital magazine.
    • OneNote: Loretta has accumulated quite a bit of content in OneNote. She decides to just go in and organize it a bit, adding a welcome page and organizing the resources into sections.

    Scenario Solution

    Image 185Loretta showed up to present to teachers. “How many of you have Twitter accounts?” Only half of the teachers raised their hands. “No problem,” she said. “Just go to my AnchorChart OneNote Notebook(the link is on the screen) and you will find what I’ll be sharing with you. I’ve put my slidedeck underneath the welcome page. We’ll be exploring the anchor chart links and key concepts I learned about this summer in the next 50 minutes.”
    “For those of you that have Twitter accounts, if you know about some great anchor chart resources, please tweet them and add the hashtag #anchorcharts. Those items will get added to the OneNote Notebook we are looking at today.”

    Wrap Up

    As you might imagine, getting Pocket, IFTTT, and OneNote set up for the first time can be a bit of a handful. Once set up though, the hunting, gathering, and sharing system works with minimal interaction. And this system works just as well for grade 5-16 learners for whom a teacher could be curating content, as well as for administrators curating content for staff.

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    Achieving Inbox Zero with @MSOneNote

    Image Source: http://blog.gembaacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/inbox_zero.jpg
    People will look over my shoulder when I’m checking my email and, with wonder in their voices, ask, “How is it that you have so few emails?” Achieving Inbox Zero is a personal goal of mine. I loathe clutter, both in my office space and in my email inbox. While creativity flourishes when you juxtapose strange ideas and resources, I like to keep the inbox clear except when I’m actively pursuing the will-o-wisp of innovation. OneNote’s “email it in” function makes that possible. 

    Note: This blog entry originally published at TCEA TechNotes blog.

    If you’re wondering how to quickly email content to your OneNote Notebook of choice, it’s not too difficult. You can get there by following these steps. But first, let’s explore why you would want to do this. Here are some reasons:
    • Setup a OneNote to receive emailed assignments from students. Have a class set of iPads? Put a “class@mydistrict.net” email on them as the default, and this will enable your students to email their creations into OneNote for easy project capture.
    • Email important documents and correspondence directly into OneNote. One way of achieving Inbox Zero is to eliminate the unnecessary and sort the “must-keep” into OneNote for long-term storage.
    • Scan documents into your mobile device and, if sharing to OneNote directly isn’t available, email them to your OneNote.
    • Drop receipts into OneNote. You can take a photo of receipts and save them to OneNote or you can just email them to “me@onenote.com” and in the Subject line, put @Receipts to see them magically appear in the appropriate section.
    • Forward e-newsletters into OneNote for easy access and prevent your email inbox from becoming a repository of information.
    • Take advantage of OneNote’s built-in search capability to find your emails and content. You can also tag that content to make it easier to find. For student projects, tag their work by name, class period, and year (1516mguhlin_period2), and finding student work will be a snap!
    • Use IFTTT to drop important emails into OneNote. With the right recipe, you can save content directly from your email into the appropriate OneNote Notebook section.

    Curious about Inbox Zero concept and want some more principles? Check out this preso which relies on the wisdom of Kyle Chowning, 3 Quick Steps to a Zero Inbox. Here’s what my personal inbox looks like…I still have 2 additional labels to capture all the list emails I get from various sources (e.g. GCT=Google Certified Trainer/Innovator)

    Now that you know a few reasons why emailing into OneNote is so useful, let’s walk through the process together.
    inbox zero
    Once you have clicked on the button “Set up email to OneNote” above, you will see this screen:
    inbox zero
    Notice that your email address is reflected above. This is the email address from which you can send emails and they will be routed automatically to your default notebook and section. In my case above, you can see my default notebook is “MGPersonal5” and the section is “Quick Notes.”
    The site also offers the suggestion of including the “@” symbol followed by the section name at the end of your email subject line.
    This makes working with content from your email quite easy. Of course, if you are running OneNote 2016 on your computer, you can take advantage of several keyboard shortcuts that make working with content simple, as well as adding content. For example, Windows + S key will allow you to clip a page for inclusion in a OneNote page. This makes it ridiculously easy to capture content on your computer and then include it in a OneNote page.
    Relying on OneNote to do the heavy-lifting of keeping track of your precious work and resources can be an organizational boon. Instead of email and Google Drive documents (Where IS that document saved?), you can take advantage of OneNote’s multi-notebook search features to find content quickly and easily.

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