• Thankful for Teachers

    As the season of giving arrives, join us in giving thanks for those who have touched our lives in meaningful ways. Here at Turnitin, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the educators who have shaped who we are today. Whether it was an elementary teacher or a graduate school professor, the folks here want to share their appreciation for the incredible teachers that continue to be sources of inspiration.

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  • Three Ways Teachers Can Use Automatic Grammar Checkers

    Revision Assistant’s process for improving student writing continues to evolve. As of January 2018, Turnitin’s Revision Assistant (RA) has partnered with Educational Testing Service (ETS) e-rater® engine to provide spelling and grammar-checking technology to writers. Revision Assistant will feature a “Proofread Mode” where students will be able to receive detailed comments on how to improve specific grammatical and spelling errors. 

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  • Let's Get Original

    What does it mean to have originality in the classroom? Our 21st Century educators are striving to provide students with opportunities to read, write, create, problem-solve, and think in original ways. Below are three ways that teachers can inspire creativity, encourage dynamic thinking, and shed light on the value of originality in the classroom.

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  • Plagiarism and Programming: How to Code Without Plagiarizing

    In honor of National STEM Day, we are investigating plagiarism in the STEM subjects. In this post, guest blogger Jonathan Bailey examines the rise of plagiarism in computer science classes. 

    Programming classes are rapidly becoming among the most popular classes at universities. But, as more and more students are learning to code, an increasing number are finding themselves accused of plagiarism.

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  • What Does College and Career Readiness Really Mean in 2017?

    As students navigate the complex path to college and beyond, many may wonder what it means to be prepared for life after high school in this modern day. Does college readiness mean the ability to pull all-nighters before an exam? Does career readiness have to entail four summer-long internships that lead to an entry-level position?

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  • New Expansion Pack Prompts in Revision Assistant

    Are you in search of high-quality, engaging writing prompts? That’s the story of our lives! When it comes to all things writing instruction, Revision Assistant, as per usual, is here to the rescue. We are excited to share that 39 new prompts have been added to Revision Assistant’s Expansion Pack module.

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  • The Reading and Writing Connection with Steve Graham

    We are rounding out the first season of The Written Word with a two-part episode that focuses on the connection between reading and writing. For Part 1, we had the tremendous privilege of speaking with Steve Graham, the Warner Professor in the Division of Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. He is one of the foremost experts on the educational psychology of writing.

    Here are four insights into the connection between reading and writing that Steve Graham shared with us.

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  • Two Districts, Two Tools, and One Innovative Way to use Turnitin

    Turnitin’s Feedback Studio and Revision Assistant are two different tools designed to support writers throughout the writing process. This year at CUE Fall in American Canyon, we will hear from three teachers hailing from two very different districts— Newport-Mesa Unified School District and Nicolet High School District—on how they have used these tools to inform the work of Professional Learning Communities.

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  • Three Things Your Students Don't Know About Academic Integrity

    In today’s world, students and teachers alike are over-scheduled and under pressure. High-stakes testing, rigorous online and on-campus coursework, and the rising cost of higher education all play a part in influencing the modern education space. In addition, digital technology has blurred the lines of ownership and originality, with its unfettered exchange of information online. Teachers may think that their students know what it means to act with academic integrity, but these digital natives—who grew up with internet access, file-sharing, and mashups—may not be seeing the whole picture. And in our fast-paced world, understanding academic integrity is more important than ever.

    Here are three things that your students may not know about academic integrity:

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  • International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating

    Turnitin is committed to providing the most effective educational tools to protect intellectual property and promote academic integrity. In alignment with the commitment to ethics in education, we’re supporting the 2nd Annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating.

    To recognize the International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating on October 18th and share its importance, we interviewed Tricia Bertram Gallant, Transition Co-Chair for the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI). Tricia joins us to raise awareness about the rise of contract cheating and offer ways for institutions and stakeholders to combat this growing phenomenon.

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