Implementing EasyBib tools as part of the research process

We love to see librarians and educators implementing EasyBib into specific class assignments as a way to manage research. The New Canaan (CT) High School Library has a wealth of resources available on its website. The NCHS Library is chaired by Michelle Luhtala, who has worked in education since 1990. She is presenting right now at the SLJ Summit in Philadelphia, speaking about BYOD and its impact on librarians.

I wanted to share this class assignment that was put together by Luhtala and the NCHS library staff. From the get-go, students are provided with resources to understand plagiarism, paraphrasing and common knowledge (she links to an NPR story as well as her own Google Docs with a succinct definition). If students struggle to differentiate among these while they’re working, these resources are available on the same page as the assignment itself.

EasyBib’s Notebook plays a key role in this assignment, too. Not only are there screenshots of the Notebook showing how quotes, paraphrases and personal comments vary, but a video showing students how to organize their information in the notebook space. Other posts on NCHS’ THE ANNEX blog features other EasyBib tools, like our app!



It’s always exciting to read about how educators successfully implement EasyBib to teach research as a holistic process. We’d love to hear from you about how you teach it to your students. Has it been incorporated into the learning process? Do you teach is as a separate learning tool? Tell us in the comments!

Emily Gover is the in-house librarian for EasyBib. Right now she is devouring Neil Gaiman’s M is for Magic with great excitement. What about you? You can find her on Twitter, @Emily_EasyBib, or posting news you can use at the EasyBib Librarians Facebook page.

 
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