On September 24, 2015, Tom Rudin, Director of the Board on Higher Education and Workforce at the National Academy of Sciences, shared with us his thoughts on how we can better support STEM education by supporting the instruction of critical “soft skills.”
Student Success Week 2015 is less than a week away! In its third consecutive year, this free virtual conference will spend five days exploring how technology influences writing instruction and the student learning experience. See the full schedule.
A new academic year has begun and writing assignments are soon to be distributed. How knowledgeable are your students about plagiarism and writing with integrity? Do you have effective tools to help students learn about writing best practices?
Beginning the new school year with the right resources will help improve students’ attitudes, confidence, and academic performance.
We featured lesson ideas to improve student engagement and encourage better writing practices with the following classroom activities in the first and second part of our Summer Learning Lesson Ideas series.
Summer is the perfect time to re-tool or refresh content and revamp approaches to better improve student learning, so this month, we’ve provided more creative and fun lesson ideas for students that add an extra instructional punch to promote feedback or teach plagiarism. Let us know what you think and how you can take what we’ve created and build on it!
Students’ Views of Turnitin as a Learning Tool for Proper Citation, Feedback Provision and Writing Skills Improvement
We’re fortunate enough to have great relationships with the educators who use Turnitin, but we don’t have as many opportunities to engage with the people we are ultimately trying to help the most -- the learners. That’s why we surveyed students to find out what they think about the value of writing, originality and feedback, and then also to ask them their opinions about Turnitin. The results were encouraging and quite positive.
Classroom practices blog by Marina Amador, a high school teacher and Turnitin Certified Trainer
My first exposure to turnitin.com was a crash course in how to login and a brief description of its "plagiarism" check. I am sure there are many who can relate to this experience with turnitin or some other instructional fad that is suddenly our new best friend.
Educator blog by Dawn Birch, STEAM English teacher at Metro Tech High School
As I have used Turnitin.com through my years teaching in high schools, universities, and graduate schools, I have come to rely upon it with obsession. Here are those lessons in a succinct list.
Last month, we featured lesson ideas to improve student engagement in classroom activities in the following areas: online research, plagiarism and feedback. You can revisit the first part of our Summer Learning: Lesson Ideas series in case you missed it.
This month, we’ve provided some lesson ideas around encouraging better writing practices Summer is the perfect time to re-tool or refresh content and revamp approaches to better improve student learning, so let us know what you think and how you can take what we’ve created and build on it.
Summer is the perfect time to re-tool or refresh content and revamp approaches to better improve student learning. Over the next three months, we will feature nine new lesson ideas that you can implement in the classroom in the Fall, three each month. These lesson suggestions are designed to help you engage students and encourage better writing practices.
Student engagement blog by Jackie Harbach, Student Intervention Coordinator at Alpha Omega Academy
The path toward our eventual “Originality Factor Week” sprang from my own frustrations as to how I could help students realize the importance of academic honesty. At the time I was our school’s academic integrity “go-to”. Although we had academic integrity policies in place and teachers were constantly working with students on proper techniques to avoid plagiarism it was still evident that more could and needed to be done.
- End-of-Semester: What to Expect When You're Expecting (Plagiarism)
- Creating a Valuable Peer Review Experience for Students
- Starting Grassroots Initiatives at Your Institution Part 2
- Highlights from Plagiarism Education Week 2015
- Starting Grassroots Initiatives at Your School
- 2015 All-Stars
- Q&A on Changing Culture to Promote Integrity: Why Progress Is Possible
- Q&A on Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Integrity
- Make an Impact with Class Stats
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