10 Very Good Tools for Student Researchers. January 27, 2016 One of the onerous parts in essay and academic writing is the bibliography section.
Managing, organizing and citing references can sometimes be a real challenge especially if you don't keep track of what and who you cite. The last thing you want after a strenuous writing task is a messy bibliography with one reference missing a page number, the other needs publication date or, worse of all, having to go back to your sources to check for the source of that quotation you included in your conclusion. If you find yourself constantly grappling with problems such as these, the web tools below are absolutely something you might need to consider.
These are some of the best applications for organizing, managing, and publishing bibliographies, citations and references. Some of these softwares are integrated with Google Scholar. Writinghouse is an excellent free bibliography and citation maker. Citefast is an easy to use web tool for creating citations. 8- RefWorks 9- EasyBib. 10 Important Google Search Strategies for Students - A PDF Handout.
3 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Effectively Search The Web. November 13, 2015 Being able to conduct smart search queries online be it on Google or any other search engine is absolutely an essential skill for the 21st century students.
Smart searching is all about finding relevant and reliable content that matches your query with the minimum time possible. Google offers a wide variety of tips and tricks to help you become search savvy. Additionally, there are also some very good Chrome extensions that are also indispensable for doing online research. In today’s post we are sharing with you three of our favourite add-ons to use on your Chrome browser for a quick way to search the net. 1- Google Similar Pages This is an excellent extension to help you find webpages similar to the one you are actually browsing.
The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools. “Be sure to cite your sources.”
“Give credit where credit is due.” “Don’t plagiarize.” It’s possible all teachers have said these things to students. But what do those directives mean to students who, in all reality, haven’t had to do much citing? What does it even mean to cite your sources? One of the co-authors of this piece, Jessica Steege, is a middle school writing teacher. She realized that teaching citations from a “handbook,” especially one that would quickly become outdated, wasn’t the best way to teach her tech savvy students.
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. Research Techniques and Tools. Digital Research. InstaGrok.com. Free reference manager and PDF organizer. Do Your Students Know How To Search? The Connected Student Series: There is a new digital divide on the horizon.
It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not. Helene Blowers has come up with seven ideas about the new digital divide – four of them, the ones I felt related to searching, are listed below. The New Digital Divide: In an age of information abundance learning to effectively search is one of the most important skills most teachers are NOT teaching. Teachers – especially in the elementary grades -need to develop a shared vocabulary around the skill of searching. Here are some of the searching skills and vocabulary we should be teaching students : Quotation Marks: Students should always use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words. Example: “The Great Chicago Fire” Dashes (or minus sign): Example: Great Chicago Fire -soccer. Tips_Tricks_85x11.pdf. Research for Learning: An 8-Step Process.
Research for Learning: An 8-Step Process by Jane Healey, Ph.D.
Ed note: This article has been update from a 2013 post. A recent popular magazine asked what education will be like for the class of 2025. While the accompanying article mostly rehashed the ongoing debate between content and process, I saw the cover and had a one-word answer: research. Knowledge is more accessible than ever before, and current technology allows people to tap into information anywhere, anytime. If teachers aren’t repositories of current knowledge as they might have been in the past, and textbooks contain old news the moment they go to press, classrooms will transform into labs where teachers define an overarching curriculum and guide students through a simple and natural human process to fill it in: ObserveWonderInvestigateConclude I like using the general terms above because they describe behaviors humans do and have done throughout history.