Microsoft is determined to make an impact in education, and to that end has put together a slew of tools and programs to help make its various solutions popular among educators. No Microsoft product has received more attention than OneNote, which has a number of add-ons and Learning Tools available to help both teachers and students stay organized and engaged.
Today, the OneNote Education team has announced that they're hosting monthly "#OneNoteQ TweetMeets" that will focus on providing information, input, and interaction with educators on using OneNote in teaching environments. As Microsoft details:
#OneNoteQ TweetMeets will be hosted on the first Tuesday of every month beginning August 2. TweetMeets will be held live on Twitter in close partnership with OneNote Central (@OneNoteC) at 10 a.m. PDT and again at 4 p.m. PDT.
Marjolein Hoekstra, OneNote expert behind the independent OneNote Central channel on Twitter (@OneNoteC) and initiator of the OneNote Community Notebook, will collaborate with our OneNoteEDU social team to capture educator questions, provide input for TweetMeet agendas and help guide the conversation. Marjolein will also help to recap the #OneNoteQ TweetMeets in a Docs.com Collection after each monthly event.
The events will allow educators to engage with the OneNote Education team, asking questions and submitting ideas on how OneNote can be more effective for teachers and students. You will be able to submit your questions a week prior to each event, and twelve will be selected for discussion. Each session will also provide an opportunity for submit questions and receive answers in an open format.
Here is the upcoming #OneNoteQ TweetMeet session:
For the August 2 events you can check your local time here:
Click this link to add the event series to your calendar (ics).
Submit your questions a week before each session by filling out the requisite Microsoft Form, which not only allows you to ask your question but also preview this new survey tool that's in preview for Office 365 Education. You can participate during the event as follows:
During the actual #OneNoteQ TweetMeet you can contribute by tweeting, liking tweets or retweeting.
You can use the #OneNoteQ, #MSFTEdu or #MIEExpert Twitter hashtags.
Finally, OneNote Education team member Marjolein will grab the Twitter history and provide a summary and recap of each event. These will be compiled and made available at Docs.com. You can then get caught up on any sessions that you're unable to personally attend.
Microsoft also provides a list of relevant OneNote and Microsoft education Twitter accounts and hashtags, as follows:
- @Microsoft_EDU—Official account for Microsoft in Education.
- @OneNoteEDU—Official account for Microsoft OneNote in Education.
- @MTholfsen—Account for Mike Tholfsen, OneNote in Education program manager.
- @OneNoteC—OneNote Central, Marjolein Hoekstra’s account where she posts OneNote news, tips and resources.
- #OneNote—Hashtag many people use in their tweets about OneNote.
- #MIEExpert—Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts hashtag.
- #MSFTEdu—Microsoft in Education hashtag.
And so, if you're an educator, put the next session on your calendar. Let us know in the comments if you plan to attend.