• Ms. Taylor's avatar

    What grade do you start teaching parenthetical citation? I have been teaching citing sources forever and never knew that it was suppose to start in 6th grade.

    • Mrs. DiLorenzo
      Mrs. DiLorenzo said May 3, 2015

      I'm a school librarian and actually start teaching citation creation with my grade 3 students using EasyBib School Edition as a tool. I taught high school and at the community college level before taking a job at a K-9 school. It was SO difficult to undo the extremely poor habit of copying and pasting a URL that students had picked up throughout their school years that I decided I would do my best to never let that habit develop in the first place. It takes lots of patience and time, but even third graders can learn this essential skill. Their citations don't have more...

    • Ms. Taylor
      Ms. Taylor said May 3, 2015

      Thanks. I am a school librarian as well. I struggle with this all the time because teachers don't require them to do it. How much time do you spend on this. It's such a battle.

  • Ms. Gaul's avatar

    Has EasyBib become a paid subscription?

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    • Mr. Jatovsky
      Mr. Jatovsky said Jan 15, 2015

      It seems one gets the offer only if you try a function that is not covered by the free services, like clicking on APA. Just let everyone know not to click on anything that offers a "free" trial. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    • Ms. Gaul
      Ms. Gaul said Jan 15, 2015

      Good to know!

    • Ms. Gaul
      Ms. Gaul said Jan 15, 2015

      I just went through the signup with my student from yesterday. She did click at the wrong place---the top log in/sign up still works as a freebie!
      Thanks for all the responses.

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  • Mr. Contreras's avatar

    Hello all,
    I am planning on issuing a research project for my English 10 students where they follow appropriate guidelines for MLA research. I want the focus to be the advantages and disadvantages of technology. Do any of you have any ideas or sources?

    • Mr. Jatovsky
      Mr. Jatovsky said Feb 21, 2014

      I have a few suggestions. The first is to make sure you post this in another appropriate community.

      Second is to use the Discovery module in Edmodo. It's the compass figure to the left of the library icon. Type in technology or MLA to find a huge number of resources.

      Third is to narrow the focus. I often give "technology" as a general topic for research, but students are instructed to narrow it. Which technology? Smartphones, robots, self-driving cars, refrigerators? Unless the students focus on a narrow aspect of technology, the
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    • Mr. Griswold
      Mr. Griswold said Feb 21, 2014

      check out citelighter.com

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  • Pamela Masters's avatar

    Looking for flashcard activity for learning components of citations. Any ideas or sources?

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    • Mrs. Stone
      Mrs. Stone said Jun 17, 2013

      Quizlet, funnel brain, study blue, study shack are just a few digital flash cards

      You can also have students play games with cards and race with them

    • Mrs. White
      Mrs. White said Jul 30, 2013

      There's a nifty app called StudyDroid. Not sure if you want kids on their phones, but if they are a BYOT school (or however you work that out) it seems to be really helpful.

    • Mrs. Stone
      Mrs. Stone said Jul 30, 2013

      We can get study droid app placed on the new tablets as well

  • Mrs. Ensari's avatar

    Hi everybody :) I am a high school teacher from Turkey. I need some good advice for next year's literature program. What books will you recommend to me? Thanks:)

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    • Mrs. Leiser
      Mrs. Leiser said Jun 4, 2013

      My favorite book to teach symbolism, theme, and deeper characterization is Fahrenheit 451, but it takes a lot of pep to get the kids into it. I also show a couple interviews with Ray Bradbury ahead of time. He was one very interesting dude!

    • Mrs. Thomas
      Mrs. Thomas said Jun 4, 2013

      The Giver is always good to start with struggling learners in high school or on level middle schoolers.

    • Mrs. Ensari
      Mrs. Ensari said Jun 4, 2013

      Thanks everybody:)

  • Mrs. Jorgensen's avatar

    Hi all! This is such a neat community; I am looking forward to keeping up with the very latest in Easybib (which I LOVE!). I teach 7th grade, and not only do I want want my students to be able to cite their sources, I want them to understand the various components of their citations. Also I want them to be able to accurately verify the info Easybib comes up with when auto-citing. So I made up the sheet attached for students to fill out in the library when taking notes from a book. Here they document the identifying information from each book they use. Later they use the info to correctly cite the work on Easybib. I am still working on similar sheets for website and database citations. If anyone is interested, I will post those when I am finished!

    Hi all! This is such a neat community; I am looking forward to keeping up with the very latest in Easybib (which I LOVE!). I teach 7th grade, and not only do I want want my students to be able to cite their sources, I want them to understand the various components of their citations. Also I want them to be able to accurately verify the info Easybib comes up with when auto-citing. So I made up the sheet attached for students to fill out in the library when taking notes from a book. Here they document the identifying information from each book they use. Later they use the...

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