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Microsoft Class Notebook
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Microcredential ID : 2674
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Microsoft Digital Learning Tools
Credits
0.5 USBE Credit

Description
This microcredential represents educators' effective and consistent use of Microsoft Class Notebook to support learning. Educators who earn this microcredential demonstrate their use of a range of the components of Microsoft Class Notebook to manage classrooms, support learners, and nurture collaborative environments.
How To Earn This Microcredential
To earn this 0.5 credit microcredential you will submit two of the evidence options from the list below to demonstrate how you use Class Notebook to create a collaborative learning environment. You will also complete a short reflection. Click Earn this Microcredential to learn more!
Fees
If you submit this microcredential for review, you will be assessed an administrative fee of $20.00.
Clarifications
This microcredential does not cover aspects of One Note or Teams (other Microsoft products). See the One Note and Teams microcredential for more information.
Important Terms
Sections: an organizational feature in Class Notebook that helps to structure the Notebook

Pages: individual areas within the Notebook
Background Scenario / How This Will Help You
Mr. Stephanopoulos is a 9th grade English Language Arts teacher who is beginning a unit on Greek mythology and The Odyssey. He wants students to recognize and document allusions to Greek mythology in popular culture (advertising, entertainment, etc.) as part of an informative writing project. He decides to use Class Notebooks as a collaborative space for students to share their research and writing.

Mr. Stephanopoulos creates a Classical Mythology section in his Class Notebook for the project. Within the section, he uses the different sections for specific purposes:
Content Library: This section is read only, which means students can view and download the materials but not upload or alter anything. Mr. Stephanopoulos posts assignment details here, including due dates and grading criteria. He also uploads a number of short myths here that he wants students to read. He also posts a graphic organizer here that students need to copy and fill out as a planning step for their final essay.
Collaboration Space: This is an area of the notebook where students can upload materials and edit. Mr. Stephanopoulos has his students post allusions to Greek mythological characters, stories, etc., in this section. These can be images, sections of text, video clips, URLs, GIFs, or any other form of media. He creates an area for each student so it's easy to keep track of how many submissions each student has contributed. Because students within and across his classes can see each other's submissions, it's easy for them to share ideas for sources of allusions. As students begin writing their papers, Mr. Stephanopoulos also has them share their introductory and conclusion paragraphs in the Collaboration Space. This allows students to see different approaches to opening and closing their essays. They can also give each other feedback here.
Student Page: Mr. Stephanopoulos has his students compose their essays in this space. He is able to monitor their progress as they write and provide support as needed.
Evidence Options
Category: Preparation and Planning
Select ONE of the evidence options below to demonstrate your preparation and planning to support learning and collaboration using Microsoft Class Notebook.
Lesson Plan: Submit a well-developed lesson plan of your design that you have used in instruction demonstrating how you use Microsoft Class Notebook to support student learning and collaboration. This lesson plan should include all phases of instruction, including learning standards, learning outcomes, instructional materials, instructional activities, and assessment techniques. In a separate section of the lesson plan, include citations for research supporting your instructional approach. (See the resources section for examples to cite.)
Unit Plan: Submit a unit plan of your design that you have used in instruction demonstrating how you use Microsoft Class Notebook to support student learning and collaboration. This unit plan should incorporate the use of student collaboration and interaction using Teams over the course of multiple meetings. In a separate section of the unit plan, include citations for research supporting your instructional approach. (See the resources section for examples to cite.)
Category: Implementation
Select ONE of the evidence options below to demonstrate your effective implementation of Microsoft Class Notebook to support learning and collaboration.
Video: Submit a 6-8 minute video showing learners using a Class Notebook to work collaboratively on a project, lesson, or other learning opportunity. Video should include learners using a number of features of Class Notebooks, e.g., Collaboration Space, Content Library, Class Notebook Tools, etc. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Video: Using a screencasting tool such as Screencast-o-matic (free), record and submit a self-narrated video screencast of a Class Notebook you use as a part of your instruction. Your narration should describe and explain your use of various features within Class Notebook (e.g., Collaboration Space, Content Library, Class Notebook Tools, etc.) to support learner collaboration. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.
Observation Results: Submit observation results from an administrator in which he or she describes the way you use Class Notebook consistently and effectively to support collaborative learning experiences. The observation documentation should touch on various features of Class Notebook (e.g., Collaboration Space, Content Library, Class Notebook Tools, etc.).

Review Criteria
Criterion 1: The evidence demonstrates that the educator uses Class Notebook effectively (i.e., to support best practices and evidence-based strategies).
Criterion 2: The evidence demonstrates that the educator uses Class Notebook consistently (i.e., over a significant period of time).
Criterion 3: The evidence demonstrates that the educator uses Class Notebook to support collaboration between and among learners.
Reflection Prompts
Describe how you use Class Notebook to support learning and collaboration with your students. Outline the way you use various features of Class Notebook to support collaboration, to manage supplies, and to foster home-school connections.
Explain how your students benefit from your use of Class Notebook and how you plan to continue using it.

Review Criteria
Criterion 1: The reflection demonstrates that the educator uses and will continue to use Class Notebook effectively (i.e., to support best practices and evidence-based instructional strategies).
Criterion 2: The reflection demonstrates that the educator uses and will continue to use Class Notebook consistently (i.e., over a significant period of time).
Criterion 3: The evidence demonstrates that the educator uses and will continue to use Class Notebook to support collaboration between and among learners.
Resources
Canvas Course: Getting Started with OneNote for Windows 10 and Class Notebook
https://dsd.instructure.com/courses/1023439
Teachers will learn to use OneNote to create digital notebooks. The course will also show how OneNote Class Notebook can be used by students and teachers to support research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling and reflective writing. Effective use of OneNote in the classroom is a game changer!

Microsoft Support Website:
https://www.onenote.com/classnotebook
This is support website from Microsoft covers all aspects of Class Notebook. The Class Notebook app can also be downloaded from this site.

Microsoft Education Community: Class Notebook
https://education.microsoft.com/courses-and-resources/courses/onenote-class-notebook
This module-based resource is focused on using Class Notebook in the education. It centers on Class Notebook features that can be used for classroom organization, collaboration, content, and work flow.
Earners
Anne Tollefson

Anne Tollefson
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