Some of your colleagues answered:
- "I think it's still good for kids to see other writing."
- "It helps students see if they are communicating well."
- "They are learning to objectively look at writing."
- "It is a rich source of feedback."
- "Enlarges their sense of audience past just thinking only the instructor is reading their papers."
- "The reviewer profits as well as the reviewee."
Turnitin will no longer support the Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) browser starting in January 2013. In order for us to continue improving Turnitin and offering features to help instructors improve student writing, our development team needs to make use of the capabilities in modern browsers. This is part of being a leading software-as-a-service.
We've always advocated Turnitin OriginalityCheck to be used as a tool to teach proper citation and source integration, to address academic integrity, and to make investigating potential plagiarism easier.
OriginalityCheck at its core is simple to start exploring and using in your classroom. By providing visual feedback, you and your students can get a good representation of how well they've integrated outside source material into their writing. At a glance, you can take a closer look into papers with higher matches.
Turnitin has released six writing rubrics that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These new rubrics are available now in the Rubric Library if you are affiliated with a middle school, high school, or community college account in the United States. If you are not affiliated with these eligible schools, you can download the Common Core Rubric Pack (.zip) and import the .RBC files into your Rubric Library.
In response to states' adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Turnitin will be releasing CCSS-aligned writing rubrics for grades 9-10 and 11-12. There will be a total of 6 rubrics altogether (2 each for Informative, Argumentative, and Narrative text types). These rubrics were developed for Turnitin by the English Professional Learning Council, a group of educators sponsored by and involving instructors primarily from Saddleback College and the Orange County Department of Education.
Many Turnitin users that have access to GradeMark are not aware of what an essential, powerful and effective tool it can be.
Cath Ellis, an English literature instructor, blogger, and e-learning enthusiast, recently wrote on her blog about how merely checking for potential plagiarism is such a minor part of her use. She expounds on her use of GradeMark and the benefits of being quicker, better, easier, and retrievable. Her students prefer their papers being reviewed in GradeMark because of the confidentiality, accessibility, and convenience that Turnitin provides.
In education, terms like personalization, individualization, and differentiation get thrown around frequently as alternative approaches to the one size fits all approach to teaching and learning.
To help demystify these alternatives, Barbara Bray and Kathleen McClaskey developed this chart on the differences on approaches to teaching and learning. The chart clearly explains that personalization is about the learner and the distinct difference in the learning environment.
- Colored Highlights in GradeMark
- Discontinuing the Old GradeMark
- Downloadable Digital Receipts
- Further Insight into Student Research Habits [Infographic]
- Collaboration Between Social Networking and Education
- 40,000 Trees
- Lazy Student Turned Literary Scholar: A Cautionary Tale
- Becoming a Better Educator
- 5 Steps for Successful Turnitin Implementation
- Plagiarism in the Admissions Process