Guest blog post by Rigele and Damon Abilock, NoodleTools, Inc.
If your students use NoodleTools for their NHD projects, you can view and comment on student work-in-progress anytime, and from anywhere.
Here are six ways to mentor students through the NoodleTools platform:
- View and provide feedback directly into your student’s online notecards or bibliography, and watch how the student incorporates your suggestions.
- For group NHD projects, efficiently monitor each student’s individual contributions. Understand who added what information, and when. Also view a compiled log of every contribution to a group project over a thirty-day period.
- Sharing the mentorship role of an NHD project with cross-curricular colleagues or a school librarian? Add them as “additional recipients” to your assignment drop box so they can co-comment into a student’s project.
- Generate a visual analysis of your student’s in-process bibliography by clicking on “Analysis” on the Bibliography screen. Use the bar charts to make helpful suggestions about the relevance and balance of sources.
- Want to see the source material that a student cited or included in a notecard? Click “View archived page” on the student’s bibliography entry and view the saved source material, including any highlighting or annotation made by the student.
- In your assignment drop box, provide your students with links to useful resources such as a recommended reading list or relevant NHD information (e.g. the NHD Rule Book).