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So when I was visiting Anna in Edinburgh during March Break, she showed me how she used Password-Protected OneNote sections within the OneNote ClassNotebook to help students check their work — she set the password to the correct answer, so they knew they had it right when the Section opened up.
Things to improve:
- I put way too many questions in for an hour-long class. Half as much likely would have been good — this would have cut down on my prep time, too. I had assumed they would divide & conquer in their table groups but even when they said they were going to do that, they ended up solving all the problems together. This surprised me — I thought they would be more mercenary. I also thought there would be more sharing between groups (even though it was phrased “the first group done wins a prize”) but they kept their cards close to their chest.
- I will likely add some more puzzle-like pages, questions & structures instead of just having multiple choice or short-answer questions. Maybe do an anacrostic, a fill-in for another clue, or a cipher/code with their answers that has to be undone. Using multiple choice lets you pick letters that spell something, or builds a larger question, for example. Now, that’s not precisely curriculum expectation focused, but it would add a problem-solving element and increase the fun-factor.
For you, be sure to download the application to your device — the web version is fine for the students to work in (and they don’t have to be 1:1), but you’ll want to use your device’s OneNote application to do the work in. It gives you a lot more functionality and creativity to play with.
I now went into each section, right-clicked the Section Name and chose Password Protection. This let me enter a password (twice) to lock the section. DO NOT forget the password as no-one can unlock it for you — IT will not be able, Microsoft will not be able, okay, maybe the TSA can.
So I locked up all the Sections with the appropriate passwords and it was ready to go!
Now, you can just create a VIEW link for your students and have them work on paper or in another OneNote to do the problems. It’s always best to use a URL shortner, too.
Try this one: http://bit.ly/2dtrigreview
Feel free to use, edit, re-distribute. I’m not including the answers, of course 🙂
Let me know how things worked out!
Just as an addendum … I had to cover another teacher’s Grade 10 class and they asked me if I could put together a review Escape Room for the Quadratics Unit. I had enough time to pull together the questions and then had my own students do the answers and get the codes. You’re welcome to the Quadratic OneNote as well: https://doc.co/bwD67u