Details on Learning Tools for OneNote

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Figure 1 – Picture from http://blogs.office.com

The Microsoft Office blogs has more information on OneNote Learning Tools.  You can read more at https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/19/learning-tools-for-onenote-improves-learning-for-all/.

Here is what I consider relevant:

Download the Learning Tools for OneNote public preview version today at onenote.com/learningtools.

We designed reading and writing solutions that leverage what works for people with learning differences and for other users based upon research. We are delivering a mainstream tool that benefits all students; it is a great example of inclusive design because it builds on solutions for people with learning differences but it works for everyone and is non-stigmatizing. This matters for students and educators for a few key reasons:

  1. Our ability to read impacts our ability to learn and our lifelong earning potential.
  2. OneNote is growing, and educators are advocating for OneNote because it helps students get organized and gain their independence.
  3. Most importantly, Microsoft can improve learning outcomes through enhanced reading and writing tools.
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Learning Tools for Microsoft OneNote

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Figure 1 – Toolbar picture is from https://blogs.office.com/2016/01/19/learning-tools-for-onenote-improves-learning-for-all/.

When I have some free time, I like to catch up on my reading about technology… whatever comes up is what I focus on, when I do my search.  Today, I was captivated by the post on  January 19, 2016 By Anthony Salcito – Vice President, Worldwide Education, Microsoft. 

Anthony was talking about how at,  ” Microsoft we think a lot about these individualized learning experiences and how immersive and inclusive technology can help empower every student on the planet to achieve more”. 

What he is talking about is the Minecraft learning tools, and more importantly to me, the OneNote Learning Tools. I quote from his blog:

It is designed specifically to improve reading and writing experiences for all students, including for those with learning disabilities like dyslexia. Learning Tools incorporates special text formatting and other features that can make classroom activities easier, including advanced dictation, focus mode, and immersive reading.

You can click on the link below to read more.

https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/01/19/microsoft-invests-in-new-and-expanded-version-of-minecraft-for-the-classroom-opens-public-preview-of-learning-tools-for-onenote/

Windows 10 Get Started App

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The new Windows get started app is supposed to help you learn Windows 10.  However, to find it, you need to type in the name – Get Started App – in the search tool. 

The search tool is located in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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Or, you can look under the Windows KEY

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And pull it up under the directory of apps, as below.  Note that you need to click on the words  ALL APPS to get to the apps listing.

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I would love to know what you think of the “Get Started” app.

Cheers,

Judy