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PowerSchool Unified Classroom Integrates MS OneNote
The new version of PowerSchool Unified Classroom incorporates a feature that will automatically create a OneNote notebook for every student. This great feature will significantly reduce teacher time to share content and handouts. In addition, this offers an option for collaboration, personalization of learning, and organizing lessons.
With this new capability, teachers and students will be able to work in the classroom and remotely on individual assignments improving the learning experience.
Source: SoftwareReviews, Accessed August 21, 2019
This could be a very powerful tool to facilitate the migration of paper-based lessons to a digital environment. OneNote enables students to work with teachers directly and to communicate with peers. Another important feature is the immersive reader capability aimed to help students that require a different experience.
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