A Color Coded Guide to the Eight Buffalo Sentence

Buffalo written eight times is a grammatically correct sentence that sounds crazy but actually means something. To crack the code of this mystical combo, there are diagrams, articles and videos all over the internet. Some can be helpful, others make an already confusing sentence even more confusing. Everyone learns differently, so maybe our color-coded explanation […] ...

Feature Highlight: EasyBib Chrome Extension

How many of you cite websites? Have you ever made an MLA or APA website citation? Odds are, all of you raised your hands! Did you know that you can easily cite websites with correct formatting AND check for a source’s reliability all at once? The EasyBib Toolbar extension for Google Chrome has both features […] ...

Video Lesson: Facts, Opinions & Reasoned Judgments

Length: 1:02 Recognizing the difference between fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment statements is an essential skill, one which is often touched upon and reviewed in school. Students need to be able to distinguish between these three types of statements in order to write persuasive pieces, develop proper theses, communicate and engage in debates, and critically […] ...

How to Cite the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution

In honor of the fourth of July and the most patriotic month of the year, let’s look at some tips on how to cite the Declaration of Independence and similar important historical documents in MLA format and APA format. USA! If you are citing a website with information about the Declaration or the Constitution (even […] ...

10 Best Beach Reads for Summer 2018

Summer is here, which means you get to reward yourself for a long year of studying by soaking up the sun (SPF-protected, of course) and unwinding by the beach or pool. Savor the rays with one of these unputdownable new beach reads. Need to use one as the basis for a post-summer book report? Never […] ...

Introducing the New EasyBib Add-in for Office 365

Big news! The new EasyBib Add-in for Office 365 is now available, allowing you (or your students) to effortlessly cite as you write online. Best of all, this powerful new add-in is free!   In Office 365, the EasyBib Add-in opens as a column to the right of a document and lets users automatically generate […] ...

5 Summer Teacher Reads That Inspire

The light at the end of the tunnel is visible to teachers all over the country: summer vacation. The summer months are a chance to develop our proficiency in three different R’s: Reset, Revitalize, and Relax. In the same way that we teachers take different approaches to how we teach curriculum, these R’s are approached […] ...

Three Strategies for Teaching High Level ELLs

While much of the research around strategies for teaching English Language Learners focuses on those who are just beginning their study of English, many of the same methods can be adapted to teach students who have been studying English as a second language for years. When I was teaching middle and high school English in […] ...

Five Simple Habits To Help Boost Your GPA

For just three little letters, your GPA has a huge amount of power over your future education or career path. Don’t you owe it to the future you to make sure it’s as high as possible? The good news is, a few changes to your habits can make a significant difference in your grade point […] ...

How to Make Sure Your Sources Are Legit

by Amanda Clark You just got the assignment: the infamous end-of-year research paper. Your teacher, Mrs. Citey, is a stickler when it comes to bibliographies, and you’re nervous because you don’t know where to find legit sources. The internet is a wealth of information, but that also makes it hard to weed out the bad […] ...