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Top 10 Free Plagiarism Detection Tools For Teachers

Top 10 Free Plagiarism Detection Tools For Teachers
Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in November 2013. Thanks to your useful suggestions and our own following of the latest developments in the fast paced field of technology, we have updated this piece in October 2015 in the hope that you will keep finding it useful. Thank you for sharing! The act of taking someone else’s ideas and passing them off as your own defines the concept of “plagiarism”. As it is shown by the growing educational concerns, plagiarism has now become an integral part of our digital lives as technology, with the billions of information it gives us access to, led to the exacerbation of this phenomenon. Are you still undecided about whether or not plagiarism checkers are really necessary in eLearning? Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox.

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The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Tools for Teachers Word clouds are fun ways to get students thinking creatively about any topic. The problem is that it’s sometimes difficult to find the one that best meets your needs. Lucky for you, we’ve taken the dirty work out of it and compiled The 5 Best Free Word Cloud Creation Educational Tools for Teachers! Utilize these free educational technology tools to get your students’ minds immersed in any new topic. Word It OutAbout Word It OutWord It Out is a word cloud creation tool that is easy to use and gives users many options for customizing their clouds.How to Use Word It OutBegin using Word It Out by clicking the link above. Once you are on the site, click the blue “Create Your Own” button.

Blog I am grateful for… With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I am taking some time to reflect on just how very fortunate I am. Since becoming a connected educator in 2011, my learning world has expanded beyond my expectations and then some. I know that many of the successes our school is experiencing would not have been realized without this support. Here are a few people and groups that have recently made an impact on my professional and personal life. I am grateful for my All Things PLC (#atplc) Voxer group.

Slide Makeovers: Presentation Design Lessons from Real Slides I was browsing the web the other day and stumbled across a handful of slides that I thought could use a makeover. The slides were cluttered, the main message unclear and visuals weren’t leveraged to make any impact. So I asked my team to redesign them. I thought it would make a fun and insightful exercise, with the objective of demonstrating what not to do when designing presentations. Before we walk through the slide makeovers, there are 2 essential practical presentation design lessons for you to keep in mind: 1.

A Turn to Learn: September 2012 This idea is actually a gem that one of my students thought of a few years ago! One of my classes' favorite YouTube videos was this one... "If You're a Boy" from Harry Kindergarten. Well... my kids were chatty one day and I said "If you're a boy zip your lips." One of my girls said "If you're a boy, a boy, if you're a boy zip your lips!"

Guidelines for Online Teaching Success Years ago at a faculty meeting Larry Ragan, PhD, director of Faculty Development for Penn State’s World Campus, was trying to soft-sell the idea of performance expectations for online faculty. He didn’t want the discussion to be misinterpreted as an indictment against their teaching style, but he also saw an opportunity to share proven practices for improving the online teaching and learning experience. Finally a senior faculty member grew tired of the tip-toeing around the subject and said, “If you don’t tell us what is expected, how will we know what to do to succeed?” The faculty member’s point was well taken, and over the years Ragan and others on various committees at Penn State have worked to define: Core competencies for online teaching success – Currently there are 28 competencies across the three main topic areas of technology, course administration, and pedagogy. The online instructor performance expectations he discussed are:

The Ten Commandments of Effective Classroom Management The Ten Commandments of Effective Classroom Management By William Shoap closeAuthor: William Shoap Name: William ShoapSite: See Authors Posts (1) William Shoap posted these commandments on the Classroom Management chatboard, and we thought them worthy of sharing here. One of the biggest barriers to teaching and learning in any school environment is the lack of effective classroom management methods. Understanding Rubrics by Heidi Goodrich Andrade Understanding Rubrics by Heidi Goodrich Andrade Authentic assessments tend to use rubrics to describe student achievement. At last, here’s clarity on the term. Rubrics to the Rescue By Melissa D. Henning, M.Ed. Read this teacher-friendly article for an overview of the rationale for using rubrics and tools and tips for implementing rubrics as an assessment tool in your classroom. You will be able to create and start using rubrics for student assessment within an hour. What Are RubricsWhy Use Rubrics?Rubric Pro and ConImportant Characteristics of RubricsInvolving Students in Creating RubricsReady Made RubricsCreate Your Own Rubrics Using Online ToolsExamples of Classroom Projects That Use RubricsSources for Rubrics to the Rescue

How Do Rubrics Help? Rubrics are multidimensional sets of scoring guidelines that can be used to provide consistency in evaluating student work. They spell out scoring criteria so that multiple teachers, using the same rubric for a student's essay, for example, would arrive at the same score or grade. Rubrics are used from the initiation to the completion of a student project. Internet and Technology Lesson Plans Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Technology Lesson Plans | Searching the Web | Web Quests | Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Lesson Plans | Resources for Teachers | General Technology Lesson Plans

Mount Orange School: Log in to the site To explore this site, log in with the role of: Student - with the username student and password moodle Teacher - with the username teacher and password moodle brainpop Whether your students are using Apple©, Android™, Windows 8, or Chrome™ devices, there’s a BrainPOP app for you. Ideal for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and other mobile learning environments, mobile access is now an integral part of all BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP, and BrainPOP Español subscriptions. The BrainPOP Featured Movie and BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week apps regularly deliver fresh movies, quizzes, and bonus features right to your students’ handheld device. They cover a breadth of relevant topics including current events, historical figures and milestones, holidays, curricular subjects, and more.

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