Turnitin

This is for a three hour Turnitin learning session at ASD

Agenda:

Plagiarism, Creativity, and Student Growth (about an hour)

Understanding Fair Use on The Teaching Channel (6 minutes)

Plagiarism Quiz

discussion of quiz results (I got 12/13)

Plagiarism Spectrum (2:00 - to end)

lesson plans for teaching about plagiarism - provided by Turnitin

webcast "Improvisation an Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity" (4:00-10:12)

Discussion: How will you use Turnitin with your students?


Recommended for later: "Plagiarism and the Web: Revisited"


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Account set-up for teachers


Adding assignments

Grade Anything

students can upload/share other kinds of assignments, not just documents - images, slideshows, videos, etc. (will not necessarily generate a similarity report)


Recommended for later: Grade Anything webinar

Originality Reports

these show a match to existing content - not immediately plagiarism

Break

Providing feedback

´╗┐Feedback

ETS e-rater - instant diagnostic feedback on grammar, spelling, usage, mechanics, and style

  • turn on in assignment settings
  • not perfect - teach students how to read the comments and decide whether or not they really apply

GradeMark Interactive Tutorial (requires you be logged in)

Editing your QuickMark library

Rubrics

I'm providing a printed copy of these directions for you to read, follow, and annotate.

This is a phenomenal feature once you get started, but more complicated to set up than other Turnitin features.

Discussion: What kinds of things do you think we can address as a district to prevent plagiarism? If we don't want this program to go away, how can we increase usage?


time to work and ask questions