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Snap2B: We’re 1:1, Now What? Maximizing Student Learning in 1:1 Environments

Location: W187c, Table 2

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Wednesday, June 27, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: W187c, Table 2

Cheryl McClure   Tamara Truax  
This session will focus on effectively orchestrating student learning, collaboration and communication within a digital environment with Microsoft OneNote Class Notebooks, digital curriculum resources and ClassPolicy. Learn to digitally orchestrate lessons, collaborative projects and student workflow with 1:1 student devices.

Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Access to Microsoft OneNote is helpful, but not needed during the session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: BYOD/1:1 instructional programs
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Studies show that technology isn't a silver bullet. Placing a laptop into students' hands will not magically create deeper learning and foster 21st century skills. The purpose of this session to explore how teachers can orchestrate the learning environment to promote responsible technology use and use Microsoft OneNote Class Notebooks and ClassPolicy to design and manage rich academic experiences for their students while supporting students in building the skills and habits needed to take responsibility for their own learning.


A taste of a day in the life of a teacher and student in a 1:1 environment:
 • A variety of ways for teachers to set up their OneNote Class Notebook
 • A variety of ways to use OneNote to deliver rich, multimedia academic content and projects
 • How teachers can "distribute" pages, sections, and section groups out to student notebooks
 • How to use OneNote Class Notebooks in Microsoft Teams
 • How to manage student groups in the Collaboration Space using ClassPolicy or "Manage Notebooks."
 • How students utilize and experience the Class Notebooks
 • Using ClassPolicy to orchestrate student use of programs and teach them responsible technology use

Supporting research

Feinberg, Robbie. “Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop Program.” NPR, NPR, 18 Aug. 2017, Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.

ASCD. “Research Says... / One-to-One Laptop Programs Are No Silver Bullet.” Educational Leadership:Teaching Screenagers:One-to-One Laptop Programs Are No Silver Bullet, Feb. 2011, Accessed 29 Sept. 2017.

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Cheryl McClure, International School (BSD)

Cheryl is a science teacher in the Bellevue, WA. She is totally geeky about science education, technology, soccer, and sailing. She is passionate about incorporating computational thinking, real world science connections, and utilizing technology to assist the “ah-ha” moment of discovery and understanding with students. She is active as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Flipgrid Ambassador, and a mentor teacher in the Partnership for Ambitious Science Teacher Leaders.

Tamara Truax, International School (BSD)

Tamara is a human geography teacher who is passionate about empowering global citizens for a sustainable future. It's all about igniting student wonder, nurturing critical thinking, facilitating collaboration, connecting them to the world, amplifying their voices, and unleashing their potential to create the world they want. I believe in the power of EdTech to make it happen :D Model U.N. Advisor, Green Team Advisor, NBCT, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, TeachSDGs Champion, Sustainability Ambassadors Water Fellow, Flipgrid Ambassador, Surface Master Trainer. Bellevue School District, WA.

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