Beyond Classroom Tech Tips…

October 5, 2007

Facebook Apps

Filed under: Social Networking — Donna DesRoches @ 8:00 pm

I don’t know if anyone else if getting overwhelmed with invitations to add applications to their facebook profile but I am finding it quite daunting.

However, I was pleasantly pleased to discover via the Librarian in Black a Student Help Forum blog post which identified The 10 Best Facebook Apps for Students and 3 to Avoid. Included in the list of best apps are

Easy Bibliography Generator – Have you ever been concerned with which format of bibliography and references to do? There are dozens of different styles that could be used, and are needed depending on the scenario. Thankfully, this Easy Bibliography Generator can format your references into MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian.

Hey Math – Hey Math is a library of mini movies that “visually explain hundreds of difficult maths concepts.” With the Hey Math widget you can finally start to understand some of the most difficult mathematical concepts.

Although an application called Docs was included as one of the ten best teachers may not want to direct their students to it.

Simply put, Docs is a library of uploaded schoolwork. There are over 50,000 documents available from lecture notes, to problem questions and everything in between. Even though they claim to try and deal with plagiarism, I have no doubt that there would be a significant quantity of that going on within this app.

Have a look and point your students to these useful applications which they can use in their online social environment.


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