July 22nd will bring some big changes. Back in the Fall of 2006, we kicked off a 5-month usability study and Web site redesign project. We worked with one of the most talented Web design firms in the business. We interviewed teachers, librarians, and students of all ages. We visited schools and worked with individual students in the classroom to see what could be improved or simplified. And… let’s just say our “to-do” list will keep us busy for the next few years! But you’ll be seeing the first results of the study on Sunday, July 22nd — and we think you’ll be impressed! Get ready to make some updates to your lesson plans…
We’d also like to let you know what we’re working on for the remainder of 2007:
For late August:
- Additions to the APA version of NoodleBib based on the newly-released APA Style Guide to Electronic References
- Notecards speed improvements
- Improvements to “sharing” feature, including ability for teachers to comment on notecards and to provide general comments not associated with a particular citation or notecard.
- Chicago Manual of Style formatting (sorry we couldn’t quite fit this in for the August release!)
NoodleTools will be taken offline at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 21st. The site will most likely remain unavailable through midnight as we make the updates and do some initial testing.
Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!