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Not every child has the opportunity to get an education, but non-profit organizations like Pencils of Promise are determined to make a difference by building schools in developing nations.
This year, Pencils of Promise (PoP) launched their Give Back to School campaign, where people could post a picture of themselves on their first day of school and include the hashtag, #GiveBacktoSchool. For each image tagged with #GiveBackToSchool, Chegg pledged to donate $10 to PoP. Their goal was to provide 5,000 students with $100 scholarships that include tuition and school fees, a uniform, and a backpacked filled with supplies for one year.
We’re thrilled to say that EasyBib teamed up with Pencils of Promise on this campaign and had over 200 people participate in Give Back to School. The campaign has funded 3,356 scholarships in total to students in third world countries. A year ago, many of these students were learning outdoors without access to a school — now, they have a new six-classroom primary school.
On behalf of EasyBib and Pencils of Promise, thank you to everyone who posted a picture of themselves using #GiveBackToSchool. With your help, students now have access to a school (and an education) they did not have before.
Jenny Kessman is the Marketing Associate here at EasyBib, and will provide a behind-the-scenes look into our company. In her free time, Jenny likes to spend time with family and friends, shop, and try out new recipes from Pinterest! You can contact her via email at Jennifer[at]imagineeasy.com.Read More
We’re excited to announce our partnership with online annotation tool scrible! As online content has become the most commonly utilized resource for students, it only makes sense that the method of research and annotation had to evolve, as well. With scrible, you’re able to annotate and highlight webpages and articles right from your browser and save them to your scrible Library, so you never have to worry about losing your work or misplacing an online bookmark. Using filters, tags and full-text search, you can then organize the articles however you want. Because your work is saved on the cloud, collaboration is a breeze. scrible is free to use and their Student Edition is a free upgrade for students that adds additional features like the ability to capture citations, create bibliographies, summaries and more in one click.Read More
While your school may spend good money on databases and OPACs, the question remains: Are your students using the resources available to them? And if not, how can you get your students to utilize their resources?
We want each generation to improve upon the last, and if our students are only using scant resources available to them (i.e. minimal search engines) they are not making available the databases and OPACs that contain the most authoritative and thought provoking sources. What is scary is the trend that with the more information that is available today, the less effort students are making to find a robust set of sources.Read More
As an Outreach Associate, I speak with librarians all the time — that means I am aware of the reasons you don’t want to try EasyBib, especially the ones you don’t want to tell me upfront. So I wanted to take a moment to talk about some of the most common myths I encounter
Myth #1: It’s only for K-12 schools. The 60 or so colleges and universities who subscribe would beg to disagree! This includes big names such as New York University, Ohio State University, Tulane University, and others. EasyBib’s combination of research, writing and citation tools makes it a great platform for transitioning students into academic research and takes proactive approach to anti-plagiarism. Those who are continuing their education or writing papers also find that EasyBib works well as a productivity tool. For example, take Mary Broussard, Instructional Services Librarian and Coordinator of Reference and Assessment at Lycoming College – she’s been using EasyBib to help her manage citations for her upcoming book on formative assessment.
EasyBib is constantly evolving in ways that encourage the use of academic resources. Here are some of our most recent announcements:
We’re excited to announce that Alexander Street Press has developed a new export to EasyBib feature! Alexander Street Press is a prominent database publisher in the humanities and social sciences, with a huge collection of letters, documentaries, newsreels, and music. When searching through the Alexander Street Press collection, you can click “Cite” to add the source to your list. Then, within the Alexander Street Press website, you can choose your citation format. You can either print your list, email your list, save your list as a PDF or to your clipboard, or export it to EasyBib. It only takes a few seconds for students to integrate these great resources into their own research papers.Read More