An app a day – Day 2: EasyBib
Suggested user group: Students
About the app: EasyBib is a citation generator that generates citations in MLA, APA and Chicago style formats. One great feature is that users can scan the ISBN barcode on books to automatically generate a citation.
You can read a short review of the app, along with some basic instructions on using it, written by a graduate student in the United States here: http://libweb1.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/students/?p=4324
And here is an introductory video created by the developers (iPhone version but still the same for iPad): http://youtu.be/a0FjFLi6Wj8
What to do now:
- Download the appropriate app for your device from the links below (If you are reading this post on your device, tapping the link will redirect you to the Apple App Store/Google Play Store)
- Open the app (and sign up if required)
- Spend a bit of time today experimenting with the app to get used to how it works
What to do later today:
Now that you have had experiences with the app, it is time to share your thoughts and ideas with your colleagues about how the app can be useful to teachers and/or students. Feel free to express your opinions by clicking on ‘LEAVE A COMMENT’ at the bottom of this post and filling in the required fields in the pop up box. Please note: posting comments allows you to claim participation towards your PD hours.
The following are some suggested comment starters but feel free to discuss anything you feel is relevant:
- How could you use this app to assist yourself in your personal work duties?
- How could you use this app with students?
- If you are already using this app, how have you been using it yourself/with students?
- Do you have any alternative apps that fulfil the same purpose that you would recommend? Is one app preferable to use?
- What are your general thoughts about the usability of this app?
Hope you all enjoy experimenting with this app today and we look forward to reading your comments!