8 Tools that Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic

Here are some great tools for creating citations – some you have already heard about it (Easybib, Bibme) and some you might not have heard of yet.

For instance, I tried one called CiteFast which according to the annotation in the article below is good for students who are new to citations. I cited the article:

Lepi, Kate. “8 Tools That Make Citations a Breeze | Edudemic.” Edudemic – Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers. N.p., 5 Mar. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2015.

It was pretty easy – the only thing I had to add manually was the author and the revised date (this was an older article that had recently been revised).

Check it out!

The Internet offers an abundance of online citation tools, from the extremely easy to use, to ones that require more research on the part of the user.

Source: www.edudemic.com

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Innovation Design In Education – ASIDE: “What Is Graphicacy?” — An Essential Literacy Explained In An Animated Motion Graphic

While reading this article I was reminded of how we think students know all there is to know about the computer only to discover they don’t know how to insert page numbers or space their lines in their document. I think it is easy to assume that everyone is proficient at viewing visual input (infographics, maps, venn diagrams, etc.) when it is a skill that needs to be taught.

This article gives a nice introduction on graphicacy (I’ve never heard this word- have you?) as well as resources to find out more about teaching visual skills in the classroom.

Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE’s goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.

Source: theasideblog.blogspot.ca

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Guess What I’m Downloading right now?

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The EasyBib app! Thanks to Grade 7 student Amanda H. for showing this to me!

Price: Free

What does it do? You scan the ISBN barcode on your books and it creates a citation and a bibliography for you!

Note: Seems to only do books. Huh. Weird. But the website still works on the iPad…

Ok.. So the first time I tried to scan a book it crashed my iPad. But that might have been because of low battery?

Ok- phew. Just a glitch. When it works it is super easy. Here is the first screen you will see:

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Tap Scan and scan the barcode:


This can get finicky. I recommend getting in really close to the barcode – I think the iPad finds it easier to read.



Then repeat:


There was only one book EasyBib had trouble with -a French from France Country tourist guide. I tried the search feature and wasn’t able to find it either.

Once you are done, you can manage your citations (which basically means selecting or deselecting certain citations) and then email yourself the bibliography!