'You don't want to use OneNote, it's too hard'.
I, of course, cringed. But then I asked her why she changed her mind and was now a big fan of OneNote.
She said I went on maternity leave [the year we introduced the Binder] and when I came back, everyone was using the OneNote Binder and it was just so easy! I noticed how one of our teachers had all of his resources organized for the entire year but could still add breaking news and adapt his instruction throughout the year. I could see all the students' materials and provide feedback really easily.
I asked her, how long did it take you to get used to the OneNote Binder. She smiled (that raised my spirits) and said It was just so obvious that in seconds I realized how it worked.
|A photo from Microsoft's "Dragon's Den" in Barcelona March 2014,|
where we unsuccessfully pitched the idea for the OneNote Binder
Since Office365, OneNote and the OneNote Notebook are all free for K12 schools, you should likely give it a try!
*I paraphrase except for the quote in red. That was way too memorable to get wrong! And I had to write a blog post just to get it out of my head.