Software giant Microsoft has launched a free tool, OneNote Staff Notebook for Education to help teachers and school staff to collaborate more effectively on curriculum development, administrative duties and internal policies.

The tool lets education staff leaders set up shared work spaces for teachers and administrators and enable them to organize and share internal information, event and meeting schedules, student progress, parent feedback, lesson plans and more.

The service can be set up and synced using Office 365 or SharePoint 2013, and users can access all content on the OneNote note-taking app across desktops and mobile devices. Microsoft says it is also working on similar initiatves for business users in the next few months.