Organizing school life through Tablets & OneNote
Before beginning to use Tablet PCs in 2008, I had a "standard" laptop.
Using folders and having multiple files for notes, articles, and other minor pieces of work, cluttered my 'My Documents' folder.
Word documents full of class notes, over 10,000 words / 55 pages long, made it difficult to find information.
Doing my mathematics work on paper / in exercise books, was messy and confusing, making it difficult to learn from notes, and previous mistakes.
And then there was the amount of paper that was given out. I don't have an exact number of how much, but considering that last year, a year during which I exclusively used my Tablet, I went through roughly 1,000 sheets of paper, the vast majority being handouts, it certainly was a lot of paper.
This became too much for in early 2010, so I decided to use my Tablet PC for all my school work. I was able to put feelings of being overwhelmed by paper, loosing or 'misplacing' pieces of paper, and the messiness of things everywhere, behind me, largely through the use of OneNote.
OneNote + Tablet PC. For info about the demo, see: www.malteahrens.com
So, with all my notes in OneNote on my Tablet PC, synced with Office Live, I have been able to organize my school life without being in a mess of paper, loosing paper, or being overwhelmed by paper.I haven't look back.