Are you frustrated with the citations and bibliographies that students turn in – or worse yet, that they fail to turn in?
Well, your students could be just as frustrated creating them.
It’s no secret that proper citation is a skill that many people struggle with – from students to teachers.
There are free tools available to help you and your students mitigate the frustrations that are often associated with citations. One that teachers of the Teacher Learning Community recommend is EasyBib.com.
This website has tools to help students along the way and allows students to create works cited pages by entering information into text boxes. With this tool, students spend less time formatting and more time focusing on writing and giving credit to the author in their assignments. EasyBib also helps teachers and students learn to become organized researchers.
Here is a quick 1-minute snippet from a webinar that briefly describes the tool, and more information about EasyBib is below.
Online bibliography creator…How to cite in 3 steps:
- Select your source & search for it.
- EasyBib will automatically cite the source for you in APA, MLA or Chicago style formats.
- Repeat to build your bibliography!
EasyBib is a free and popular tool for creating citations and is a great resource for students to make annotations. The research feature on EasyBib makes it easy to find and save articles for a specific project. By using this tool, students can practice forming proper citations. Often times students struggle forming citations, and can spend more time on citing than on their writing. Using an online citation tool, students can lessen their frustrations while also learning proper format. EasyBib has some really great features worth exploring.
Often students may also leave high school and go on to a college that requires a different type of citations. If they have this tool in their pocket, you can help prepare them for life after your classroom.
Reviews from members of the Teacher Learning Community
“EasyBib truly does make the challenge of teaching students to properly cite their sources so much easier!” – Donna Tomlin
“How wonderful that EasyBib can be integrated into Google Docs! I immediately shared this with my son, who is often intimidated by the process of writing a bibliography.” – Ellen Rae