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What is EasyBib?EasyBib is a powerful online research tool which helps students evaluate source credibility, avoid plagiarism with interactive citations, and organize research utilizing note taking and outlining components. CMS has purchased a subscription to the Student Edition of EasyBib for all high schools, with user logons providing access anywhere, anytime. While many EasyBib features are available free of charge, the Student Edition eliminates advertising and includes the electronic note taking and outlining components.

Who should attend?

Anyone who assigns research projects, particularly at the middle and high school levels.

Who are the presenters?

Katy Hill has been employed by CMS for 12 years and is currently the Media Specialist at Vance High School. She can be reached at katy.hill@cms.k12.nc.us. "EasyBib provides user-friendly guidance throughout the research process. Best of all, EasyBib is constantly evolving, continually adding new features that further strengthen information literacy skills."
Janet Jones has been teaching for 25 years and is the currently the Media Specialist at Harding University High School. She can be reached at janet.jones@cms.k12.nc.us. "More than any other research tool or process, EasyBib has dramatically impacted student's success and enjoyment in researching. Students often comment, "Wow, why didn't you tell me about this before? It is so easy!" "

Do you have a back channel for comments and questions?

Our back channel is now available and will be open throughout the conference. Please visit our link for questions and comments.

Do we have handouts?

Green Statement: In an effort to reduce waste, handouts will not be distributed at the conference -- please print only as needed.

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The following rubrics were created by Janet Jones to assess a Harding 10th grade research project utilizing EasyBib's notebook features:

Additional resources?

CMS IT Conference 2012 Presentation:

Resources: Plagiarism and Academic Integrity: NY Times collection of articles, related lesson plans and useful links (8/2010).

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Teaching Blog Addict: Popular online teaching community which has recognized EasyBib as a Teacher Approved Site (9/2011).

Why You Need Your School Librarian: Article by Kentucky's 2012 Teacher of the Year which emphasizes the importance of collaboration between classroom teachers and school librarians as, together, we implement Common Core Standards (7/2012).