High-Interest Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports

students1What’s the number one way to get students excited, motivated and enthusiastic about learning? Create activities and lessons that correlate with their interests! Here are some fun and innovative alternatives to traditional book reports.

 

 

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Are You Going to TXLA 2014?

Eli Rothschild

Eli Rothschild, Texas School and Library Representative, will be at the Texas Library Association Conference from April 8 – 11. Visit him at booth #1332 if you have any questions, comments or feedback related EasyBib or ResearchReady. We’ll be giving away some free stickers and bookmarks and you’ll have a chance to win a free subscription EasyBib!

Take our Dewey Decimal Quiz, give Eli your results and he’ll enter you into our drawing. Yup, it’s that simple. If you want a shout out on our Twitter account, swing by and take a photo with Eli.

Stop by booth #1332 and say hello!

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Tips for Teaching Digital & Information Literacy

Naomi Bates

Naomi Bates
Teacher Librarian

We had such an exciting PD session yesterday! Naomi Bates brought so much energy to the session, and formed a connection between her and the participants throughout her presentation. As one of our participants put it, she really kept them on their toes!

Naomi highlighted a lesson she uses with her students to teach digital and information literacy skills.

Digital & Information Literacy Lesson Highlights:

See all of Naomi’s creative ideas in our recording of Getting Digi With It:

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Help Students Cite in Chicago Style

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Teaching students the nitty gritty details of citations is time-consuming. Naturally, we here at EasyBib think your time can be better spent in the classroom than explaining where a period goes and whether something should be italicized or underlined.

The newest addition to our Free Resources Page is our Chicago Citation Series, which will provide valuable information for students when creating bibliographies formatted according to The Chicago Manual of Style.

When you sign up, you’ll receive three e-books:

Chicago Citation Basics

Explains the fundamentals of Chicago style formatting, including:

  • Guidelines for citing information found online
  • Formatting notes and in-text citations
  • Citation examples of different source types

blogchicagoChicago Visual Guides, Part 1

Provides visual explanations of citing common sources in print and digital formats, including:

  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Theses/dissertations
  • Religious/classical works

Chicago Visual Guides, Part 2

Provides visual explanations of citing audio/visual and online sources, including:

  • Musical recordings
  • Films
  • Television shows
  • Websites and blog posts

Sign up to start receiving your Chicago e-books today!

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