Wednesday, April 11, 2018

5 Features of OneNote That You Won't Find in Google Keep

Earlier this year I shared that I have moved almost all of my online bookmarking and note-taking to OneNote. That's not to say that don't like Google Keep anymore, in fact, I still like and even have a whole lesson about it in my G Suite training course. In a side-by-side comparison for bookmarking and simple note-taking both tools are about the same in my eyes. But when you go beyond those basic tasks OneNote outshines Google Keep. For example, here are five things that OneNote can do that Google Keep can't.

OneNote offers pre-made templates that students can use to follow a lesson and take notes. You can also create your own templates for your students to use.  Watch my video to learn how to find templates and or create your own templates in OneNote.

Immersive Reader
Immersive Reader is a free tool that will read aloud the articles that students have in their OneNote notebooks. Immersive Reader does more than just read articles aloud. It will identify to students the nouns, verbs, and adjectives within an article. Students can also choose to have every syllable of word identified for them.

Ink to Text
OneNote has a great feature for those who like to take notes by using a stylus on a tablet. That feature is the option to have handwriting converted into text.

Video Recording
OneNote has a built-in option for recording a video with your webcam and have it saved directly in your notebook.

Screen Capture
Need to capture all or part of screen? OneNote has a built-in option for taking a screenshot and saving it directly into your notebook. Of course, you can annotate the screen capture image in OneNote by using the integrated drawing tools.