Put an End to Plagiarism in Your Classroom According to a report by Plagiarism.org, "Studies indicate that approximately 30 percent of all students may be plagiarizing on every written assignment they complete." Kids plagiarize for a variety of reasons. Some kids are lazy, some are unmotivated, some are disorganized, and some just don't understand what plagiarism really is. Whatever the reasons, a few simple steps can help you put an end to plagiarism in your classroom. Included: A printable Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism. In 2002, a high school teacher in Piper, Kansas, resigned after the local school board ordered her to raise the grades of 28 students who had failed her course after being caught plagiarizing on a semester-long research project.
Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Legal images for EFL classes (and Blog posts) - ABCDelt When you are creating your own materials (or simply supplementing a Coursebook) it can be really useful to use an image to enhance the material or create and activity for students. Thanks to the internet it isn’t hard to find a great image to use, but if you just do a normal google search you could be breaking the law by using those images. Below are a few useful resources for great quality images which you can use in your materials, or even in a blog post. In some cases you need to credit the photographer, but in others they are completely free to use without accreditation.
Plagiarism Plagiarism is not in itself a crime, but can constitute copyright infringement. In academia and industry, it is a serious ethical offense. Plagiarism and copyright infringement overlap to a considerable extent, but they are not equivalent concepts, and many types of plagiarism do not constitute copyright infringement, which is defined by copyright law and may be adjudicated by courts. Plagiarism is not defined or punished by law, but rather by institutions (including professional associations, educational institutions, and commercial entities, such as publishing companies).
Citation Game Home Page: APA and MLA Citations Welcome to the Citation Game! Here you will play an interactive game and learn how to correctly format APA or MLA citations for some of the most commonly used citation types. You won’t find every type within this game, but you can always go to the resources listed below for more information. We will add more types of citation, so be sure to come back and play often. INSTRUCTIONS: Before you begin, please print out the two Review sheets: the APA review sheet (or as a pdf) and the MLA review sheet (or as a pdf) to use while playing this game. Using the Citation Game Index box on the right, click on a citation formation that you would like to learn.
Education World ® - Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism Plagiarism is presenting someone else's words or ideas as your own. The following are all examples of plagiarism: Quoting or paraphrasing material without citing the source of that material. Sources can include Web sites, magazines, newspapers, textbooks, journals, TV and radio programs, movies and videos, photographs and drawings, charts and graphs; any information or ideas that are not your own. Quoting a source without using quotation marks -- even if you do cite it. Buying a paper online or downloading a paper from a free site. Copying or using work done by another student.
Question Your Media: Vet It Before You Share It Do you trust everything you read? Hopefully not — 84% of Millennials acknowledge that news and information is presented with some bias. It’s only when you train yourself to be “media literate” that you can look past the surface of information. And once you decide what’s truthful, you can create and share your own messages. How to get Copyright Free Images – Teacher Phili Following the news that Getty Images have just taken the decision to allow images (1) on its site available for bloggers to use for free, I thought it would be timely to look at the issue of digital image copyright on the Internet and where you can find copyright free photos and images that you can use to illustrate your blog or other online material which can be seen by anyone. It’s a massive change of direction from the company, which had previously developed a reputation for being litigious about unlicensed use of its photography, suing small organisations for infringement. Getty has not been able to stop people using and redistributing its images without permission, so it is adopting a more pragmatic approach to the question of how to make money from its images. Using Getty’s new embed feature, bloggers can now take a photo from the world’s largest stock photo agency’s collection, such as the one of Usain Bolt above, and include it free of charge on social media. References: