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Top 5 Reasons to Use NoodleTools

1. It organizes all your research in one place.

2. It helps you avoid plagiarism. With notecards linked to your sources and the ability to organize info by direct quote, paraphrase, and your own ideas you can clearly see where information comes from.

3. It saves you time.  Keep notecards to ONE FACT per notecard and use appropriate notecard titles along with the pile feature. When it's time to write your paper, most of your work is done!

4. It helps groups collaborate. You and your partners can see each other's notes, sources, and outlines so that you can truly work on the project collaboratively.

5. I-cyte is cool. Use the I-cyte feature to annotate and archive your web and database sources.

Final Project NoodleTools Requirements

You will evaluate and select a minimum of three sources to provide evidence for your choice of Brain Rules.

You must have one book source, one database article, and one internet source.

Using NoodleTools, you will create a bibliography with correct MLA format.

You must have one notecard in NoodleTools for each of your Brain Rules.

Each notecard will include your brain rule and will summarize the evidence supporting one of your Brain Rules and may include one quote, one scientific study and its conclusion, or one expert’s opinion on your topic. 

Notecard Example

Title Brain Rule: Prioritize Sleep. Try to get at least 8 hours per night. (Use your Brain Rule as the title of your notecard.)

Quotation “In the article “Snooze or Lose,” researcher Dr. Aveh Sadeh of Tel Aviv University recounts the results of a sleep study he conducted on fourth and sixth graders, “The effect was indeed measurable—and sizable. The performance gap caused by an hour’s difference in sleep was bigger than the normal gap between a fourth-grader and a sixth-grader. Which is another way of saying that a slightly sleepy sixth-grader will perform in class like a mere fourth-grader.”

Summary or Paraphrase A loss of even one hour of sleep can dramatically affect the performance of a learner.

Noodletools Tutorials

These are great tutorials if you are having trouble with NoodleTools.  You can always ask for assistance from the librarians as well.

How Do I Use Notecards?

Read a source.  Really.  Now read it again.

Is there a quote that is SO brilliant that nobody else could match it?  Quote directly from the source. Use this option sparingly.

Is there information that you need to include, but you do not need the exact quote? Paraphrase or summarize the source.

Is the information inspiring you to have ideas of your own? Note them down in My Ideas.