How to Access NoodleTools through Google

To start with NoodleTools, go to your Gmail then find the icon in the waffle.  For first time users, you will need to register using your Google account.

NoodleTools Quick Guide for Students

Use the Renaissance Debate Notetaking Guide:  Open your email in another tab, Come back to this page and click the link.  Make a copy and rename (ex. Renaissance Debates Joan of Arc).  Share with your partner(s).  Fill in the topic and sides information and write each student’s name at the top of one column in the table, and begin taking notes (Read, Think, Write).

Debate Topics:

(Alternatives, if more groups needed)

Use EasyBib to cite your resources  as a group:  Open your email. Find EasyBib in your apps. One group member creates a project named with your landform and that person shares with the rest of the group one by one.


To find information on these significant people, consider using the following research strategies and resources:

To find information about people, search for



Special Encyclopedias


Subscription Databases:


Found via  ed1stop –School Help–BrainPop or Discovery Streaming


Find some preselected websites below, or do a more careful search in Sweet Search by adding site:org or site: edu after your person’s name.


Checking for Accuracy and Credibility: Use this guide when independently searching the web for resources.


To further investigate debate topics, check out the following websites:

Joan of Arc links: the Catholic Encyclopedia’s information on Joan The links listed under “History” will probably be most helpful (trial transcripts, biography, timeline). Otherwise, the St. Joan Center appears to be a labor of love put together by a devotee.

Cortez links:

Don’t forget to use Cortez and Cortes. Better yet, “Hernan Cortes” seems to work the best.  (a good starting place) ( part of a letter written by Cortes to Charles V)

Galileo links: ( Here’s the Catholic Encyclopedia’s version of Galileo’s story.)

Ferdinand and Isabella Links:

Also research the Inquisition.

Inquisitive About the Inquisition  (A website for Catholic educators. Note point of view.)

The Spanish Expulsion (Jewish perspective: the Jewish Virtual Library. Note point of view.)

Henry VIII Links:

Henry VIII – (the Catholic Encyclopedia’s information on Henry VIII)

The jousting accident that turned Henry VIII into a tyrant

BBC History:  Henry VIII

Mary Wollstonecraft Links:

BBC History – British History in depth:  Mary Wollstonecraft:  A ‘Speculative and Dissenting Spirit”

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:  Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft on Education

John Locke Links:

The Galileo Project: Locke, John

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:  John Locke

Locke’s Political Philosophy

Urban II links:

Also search the Crusades. (comprehensive list of links, including Urban’s speech, info on each crusade) (Catholic Encyclopedia version)

Martin Luther links:

Martin Luther: Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation (1520)

Ninety-five Theses

Mary, Queen of Scots Links:

Mary, Queen of Scots

Women in History of Scots Descent

Last update 5/5/17