Noodlebib online tools
Noodlebib is a website tool that walks students through the steps of correctly citing research sources. The student first identifies this source, then goes to the website and fills out the information for the title, author, publishing year, magazine name if used, website address, volume number, etc. Once the information has been plugged into the online form, then the website generates the citation in either MLA or APA formatting. This website also stores all of the information for future reference. There are other features on the site for creating information index cards or even writing the whole research paper.
Goal #1: Graduates of the program should be able to identify, analyze, and explain (a) successful curricular models and instructional strategies and explore the basis for their success, and (b) curricular and instructional problems impeding the improvement of learning and teaching in classrooms and schools and propose sound solutions.
As a college student I have come to understand that I seem to have a weakness paying attention to small details. Many times I have gotten small details wrong during citations, spelling out an author’s first name instead of writing their initial, using a comma when I should have used a period with in the citation, capitalizing all the words with in a sources title. Using noodlebib is like having a proof reader review all my citations for me. It has been a fantastic tool and I wish I would have had a subscription to the site throughout my college years. I also love how it doubles as a bookmarking website when I use online sources. I am able to click on my projects link and it takes me directly to the website or article I used for the project. If I ever work with upper grade students, noodlebib is a tool I will teach them about when they write their own research papers.