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  • Prompt Up the Jam: Strategies for Developing Effective Writing Prompts

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    In a recent live webcast, long-time instructors Matthew Davidson, chair of the English department at Sutherland High School in Pittsford, New York, and Charles Trafford, English teacher at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Washington, shared their experiences with getting their students to think critically and deeply about writing prompts.

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  • Revolutionizing the Experience of Writing and Student Learning

    At a recent Insight Analytics & Emerging Technologies Symposium, Elijah Mayfield, VP of New Technologies at Turnitin, discussed the potential real world impact of emerging technologies on teaching practices, based on direct observational research and classroom pilots with thousands of student writers. See Elijah in this related Revision Assistant video.

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  • Best QuickMarks of 2015 Winners


    To wrap up 2015 and get the new year off to a great start, we invited Turnitin educators to share their best QuickMarks™. Quickmarks are commonly used feedback comments that users drag and drop onto student papers to improve their writing. Thanks to all the participants for sharing their creative, useful, and brilliant QuickMarks! See all the #quickmark15 entries. Here are our contest winners...

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  • 2015 Year in Review: Writing, Feedback and Academic Integrity Strategies

    To improve student writing, educators must deliver feedback tactically. Sharpen your 2016 strategies for engaging students in the writing process with valuable insights, tools and research from the past year.

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  • Positive Feedback Strategies to Enhance Student Engagement


    In a discussion with Dr. Jennifer Haber, a professor at St. Petersburg College, she shares her experiences on how to engage students in the writing process through positive feedback. Dr. Haber has been teaching writing classes at a four-year institution for over 15 years and her approach to helping students succeed is to provide them with as much feedback on their writing as possible. 

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  • Best QuickMarks of 2015 Contest

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  • #whyiturnitin: 15 Educator Tweets on Improving Student Writing

     

    One perk of working with so many educators across the globe is hearing their stories about how they engage, inspire, and teach students about writing skills and academic integrity.

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  • Turnitin Receives 2015 Award of Excellence

     

    We are proud to announce that Tech & Learning Magazine has awarded Turnitin as a winner in the 33rd annual Awards Of Excellence. Every year a panel of educators examines hundreds of education technology products, looking for products that “break new ground as well as those that add significant enhancements to proven education tools.” 

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  • Highlights From Student Success Week 2015

    Over 5,000 educators and students registered for Student Success Week 2015, the third annual virtual conference hosted by Turnitin. Thirteen inspiring speakers and moderators conducted eight online sessions based on the theme "Writing X Tech," which explored the intersection of writing and technology in education. Watch all webcasts on-demand.

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  • Extended Q&A: “Aligning STEM and the Humanities” With Tom Rudin

    Tom Rudin, Director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academy of Sciences, shared his thoughts on how we can better support STEM education by supporting the instruction of critical "soft skills." Watch the webcast.

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