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NoodleTools How-To

To Open NoodleTools:

  1. Go to com.
  2. Click on the Log In button in the top right corner.
  3. On the right side of the screen, enter your school email address (see format below).
    Example email: lf123456@dpisd.org
    (Last initial, first initial, ID number@dpisd.org
  4. Tap Sign In with Office 365.
  5. It may prompt you to pick an account. If so, tap your school email address.
  6. If prompted, enter the password you use to log into computers at school in the Password It should be your six-digit birthdate (mmddyy).
  7. It may prompt you to repeat steps 3-5 once you are logged in to Office 365.
  8. The first time you log in, set up the following:
    1. In the Account Setup box, select Deer Park High School and tap Continue.
    2. Make sure the radio button for “I am a student or library patron” is selected and tap Create Account.
    3. Verify that your school is listed as Deer Park High School, update your expected year of graduation, and click Save Profile.

To Begin a New Project:

  1. On the upper left side of the screen, tap the New Project
  2. Tap in the Project Title box and type the title of your assignment.
  3. Select the MLA and Advanced buttons and tap Submit.

To Open an Existing Project:

  1. Select the Projects tab at the top of the page.
  2. Tap the name of the project to open it.

 

To View Citations:

  1. Tap the Sources tab at the top of the screen.
  2. If you had NoodleTools open and exported citations from a Gale database, you may need to refresh the page to see the citations.

To Copy and Paste Citations:

  1. Copy the citation from your source document.
  2. In NoodleTools, tap the name of your current project.
  3. Tap the Sources tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap the Create New Citation
  5. Select the type of source you are citing. Once you’ve made your selection, if a screen displays giving examples of a type of source, tap Continue.
  6. Tap the link to Copy & paste a citation on the upper right side.
  7. In the Manually-edited citation box, paste your citation.
  8. Tap Save at the bottom of the page.

 

To Manually Create Citations:

  1. In NoodleTools, tap the name of your current project.
  2. Tap the Sources tab at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the Create New Citation
  4. Select the type of source you are citing. Once you’ve made your selection, if a screen displays giving examples of a type of source, tap Continue.
  5. A form will pop up specifying the information you need from your source.
    1. Book: Bibliographic information is usually found on the title page and on the back of the title page.
    2. Webpage
      1. Typically, the information is included at the bottom of the page; however, author and date may be provided at the top, along with the site and page names. 
      2. It may be necessary to view an About page or to explore the site for needed information.
  6. Make sure to capitalize titles and names.
  7. Tap the green Save

 

To Print a Works Cited Page:

  1. You must print from a computer connected to a printer since you can’t print from your iPad, but to print, you need to export your sources to Microsoft Word.
  2. To export to Microsoft Word on your iPad:
    1. From the Sources page in NoodleTools, click the Print/Export button at the top of the page.
    2. Click Print/Export to Word.
    3. A dialogue box titled Export as DOCX will open. In the box, click the blue hyperlinked “click here” to open the file in the browser.
    4. When the document opens in Safari, click the share square in the upper right-hand corner and tap the icon to Copy to Word.
    5. When the document opens in Word, click the icon in the upper left-hand corner that looks like a page with three dots on the bottom to open the menu.
    6. Tap Save a Copy.
      1. Rename your document with your project name followed by Works Cited.
        Ex. Holocaust Works Cited
      2. Make sure your school OneDrive account is selected on the left.
      3. Tap Save in the upper right-hand corner.
    7. From here, you can upload the file to Canvas.
    8. To print, you must access the file from your OneDrive on a printer-linked computer.
  3. To export to Microsoft Word on a computer:
    1. From the Sources page in NoodleTools, click the Print/Export button at the top of the page.
    2. Click Print/Export to Word.
    3. If the browser opens a dialogue box asking what to do with the document, click Open.
    4. If the Word document opens with limited menu options, click Enable Editing at the top of the page.
    5. Click File – Save As and select your OneDrive
    6. Click File – Print and make sure the printer for your section is selected in the dropdown menu. Click to Print box at the top.