Right in time for the 19/20 school year, we’re excited to roll out a new partnership between Microsoft OneNote and our CS Discoveries curriculum!
Teachers can now set up a class OneNote Notebook populated with resources and activities from our our 18–19 CSD course, as well as collaboration space for teachers and students. Teachers need a free, Office 365 teacher account to access the notebook, and their students also need free O365 accounts to use the notebook.
To sign in and create your Code.org Class Notebook with the CS Discoveries 2018 curriculum baked in, visit onenote.com/codeorgnotebook. You can set up your Class Notebook just like a regular Class Notebook, and then add the Code.org CS Discoveries Curriculum during setup.
OneNote supports several core tenants of the CS Discoveries curriculum. For example, journaling is a core feature of OneNote, and it’s also one of six key instructional strategies used in the CSD course because it allows students to reflect on their own learning in a personal way and record their growth throughout the course. Teachers can provide feedback to students in multiple ways, which helps reinforce concepts and keep communication open and accessible.
- If you’ve tried out the notebook, please let us know how it’s going by filling out a brief survey or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Haven’t tried the notebook yet? Click here to learn more about getting started with the notebook — to use it, you’ll need a free Microsoft teacher account (sign up for one here).
Visit the Microsoft Educator Community page to get high level information about the Code.org Class Notebook, helpful links, and information on how to get started.
We hope you enjoy!