EasyBib, for iPad

EasyBib creates reference citations for books. From its home screen, users can tap the “Search” button and enter in a book’s title that they want to list on their reference page. EasyBib will then pull up a list of matching entries, and users can scroll the list to find the entry that matches their search. Next, users can tap the entry and EasyBib will list its citation. From this page, users can choose if they want the citation to be listed as MLA, APA, or Chicago style, and they can tap the “email” button on the bottom of…

Review Overview

A. Instruction
B. Design
C. Engagement

Easy Bib: A Best App for Research

Summary : Making Citing Books Easy

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EasyBib creates reference citations for books. From its home screen, users can tap the “Search” button and enter in a book’s title that they want to list on their reference page. EasyBib will then pull up a list of matching entries, and users can scroll the list to find the entry that matches their search. Next, users can tap the entry and EasyBib will list its citation. From this page, users can choose if they want the citation to be listed as MLA, APA, or Chicago style, and they can tap the “email” button on the bottom of the page to send the citations to another user. From its home screen, users can also tap the “Scan” button and EasyBib will view the book and, if identified, report its citation.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can have students use this app to list references to books as part of a research project.
  2. After students build their familiarity of creating references using this app, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and show students a book citation in an office app such as UX Write, Office Offline, or CloudOn. Teachers can ask students to identify the citation’s style (e.g., APA, MLA, or Chicago style), publisher, title, author, and copyright. Students can raise their hands and explain the different elements of the citation in response to their teacher’s questions.
  3. After students build their familiarity of creating references using this app, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and show students three citations for the same book. Two of the citations are incorrect and one of the citations is correct. Teachers can require students to identify the correctly written citations, identify the style, and explain why the two other citations are incorrect.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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