Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tech Tuesday for February 10

Happy Tech Tuesday everyone. I hope everyone is feeling well and has great plans for the upcoming break. I've got some great tools to share with you that will help you and your students.

EasyBib Google Docs Add-On

Getting students to properly cite their work is an ongoing issue in the classroom. While many of us had to memorize the proper format of citations in a bibliography, there are now tools available for students to use that make it easy for them to create their works cites pages. EasyBib has a Google Docs Add-on that allows users to create bibliographies right in the documents so they do not have to leave the page. They can cite, books, journals, and websites right from the Google Doc. Here is a video that walks through this cool add-on to Google Docs.

There is a great tool in Google Docs that also allows you to do research, add footnotes, and cite images. Here is a video that walks you through how to do this so you can show it to your students. 

I wanted to share one last resource with you. As part of my Google Certified Teacher program, GCTs had to create a project that is designed to improve education. A teacher from Mexico and a teacher from Canada have come together with me to create short videos to show off cool webtools that can be used in the classroom. We will be uploading 3 videos a month and I'll share those out when the become available. Here is one of the first videos that shows a very neat tool that allows users to take notes on a Google Doc while watching a YouTube video on the same page. It is called Videonot.es and it is great. Check it out!

If you have any questions, please let me know. 

Have a great day and I hope you give them a try!