What is NoodleTools?
NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Students stay organized as they evaluate information, build accurate citations, archive source material, take notes, outline topics, and prepare to write. Three differentiated levels support individual students across grades and abilities. The classroom environment allows librarians and teachers to provide feedback, monitor individual contributions to group work, and view statistics about source use. In contrast to an auto-cite, auto-evaluate product, we support students to engage deeply in research and produce original work. NoodleTools is also designed with online student privacy in mind.
Citing, Annotating and Archiving Sources
Recognize and evaluate relevant, credible sources, generate accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago references with personal help from experts, and annotate and permanently archive your online documents and articles.
Taking Notes, Organizing and Outlining
Make connections, develop original ideas and articulate arguments. Use our intuitive, visual “tabletop” to manipulate, tag and pile notecards, then connect them to topics in your outline to prepare for writing.
Collaborating with Peers
Work simultaneously from different locations and view each other’s changes in real-time.
Sharing with Instructors
Assign work, monitor students’ progress in real-time and provide feedback directly at the point of need.