Academic Dishonesty: Digital Cheating in the 21st Century
Where Can I Find All This? San Antonio ISD Instructional Technology Parents Website: http://saisdparents.pbworks.com/ Image Source: http://www.commonsensemedia.org
Session Facilitator Diana Benner Instructional Technology Facilitator San Antonio ISD http://dbenner.org firstname.lastname@example.org Image Source: www.celebratetheday.biz/ladybug.html
CBS Early Show: Hi-Tech Cheating Poll Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z98zgsatwAw
Overview Image Source: http://www.commonsensemedia.org Personal technologies have been real game-changers for schoolwork. Information has never been easier to access and computers provide powerful tools for presentation, collaboration, and creativity. Many believe that the mobile phones have potential to be learning tools but an unintended consequence of them is that they've made cheating easier. Although cheating has been going on for years, cell phones and the Internet offer new opportunities for unethical behavior.
What is Digital Cheating? Some text friends about answers during quizzes or tests, while others take pictures of test questions -- which can be forwarded to students who haven’t yet taken the test. Some students use mobile phones to store notes. Students with smart phones can even search the Internet for answers. Some students don’t even realize they’re taking shortcuts when they copy and paste material they find online and present it as their own work. Image Source: http://www.commonsensemedia.org
Ramifications of Cheating What would happen if our doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, and other professionals cheated their way though school? Image Source: http://www.commonsensemedia.org
Why It Matters… Image Source: http://www.commonsensemedia.org
The decisions students make today will shape the digital culture of tomorrow.
We want our students to grow up knowing right from wrong -- no matter where they are.
We need to be sure that they know personal responsibility is as real in cyberspace as it is in the classroom.
Digital life -- particularly the Internet and mobile phones -- operates in new ways. Anything they post or create can be seen by a vast invisible audience.
Why It Matters…Con’t.
Their work can be copied, pasted, altered, and sent to untold numbers of people. And they can copy and paste others’ work in a split second.
Because kids have unfiltered access to information, the temptation to use other people’s work and call it their own can be profound. And since so much of this world happens distantly, plagiarizing or cheating can seem like a victimless crime.
Kids think they can get away with it because they believe their teachers, parents, and the people whose work they’ve cribbed won’t discover what they’ve done.
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Common Sense Tips for the Digital Generation Video Source: http://www.commonsensemedia.org
Cheating Video Source:http://www.schooltube.com/video/7c71e38e9a3a4b3ba9b2/Cheating-PSA
The Top 5 Ways Students Use Technology to Cheat Source: http://www.higheredmorning.com/the-top-5-ways-students-use-technology-to-cheat
Plagiarism Plagiarism is defined as presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged, unless the information is common knowledge. Image Source:www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/.../module3/plagiarism.htm
Plagiarism on the Rise
18,000 students in 23 schools, 38% of the students indicated they had “engaged in one or more instances of cut & paste plagiarism using the Internet in the past year
Almost half of the students (44%) indicated they considered such behavior trivial or not cheating at all, perhaps explaining its widespread occurrence 80% college bound students admit to cheating on schoolwork, yet 95% never get caught. 90% students believe cheaters are never caught or disciplined 257 chief student affairs officers across the country believe the cheating problem has not been addressed adequately Source: http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/plagiarism/docs/McCabe_et_al.pdf Image Source: http://sociology.camden.rutgers.edu/jfm/plagiarism/
Online Plagiarism Out of Control Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DTZzvV9KTY
A student must not adopt or reproduce ideas, opinions, theories, formulas, graphics, or pictures of another person without acknowledgment. A student must give credit to the originality of others and acknowledge an indebtedness whenever:
Directly quoting another person’s actual words, whether oral or written
Using another person’s ideas, opinions, or theories
Paraphrasing the words, ideas, opinions, or theories of others, whether oral or written
Borrowing facts, statistics, or illustrative material
Offering materials assembled or collected by others in the form of projects or collections without acknowledgment.
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What Can We Do? Be aware that when you hand your kids a phone,you're giving them communications superpowers.
Do your homework. It’s up to you to know what your kids are doing with the technology they have.
Don’t assume that your children automatically know what’s right and wrong. The digital world operates with different rules (that is, wherever rules even exist). Establish rules about use right from the start. If you suspect your child is cheating, check the phone.
Review school policies. Most schools have clearly established consequences for anyone caught plagiarizing or cheating
Even if they would never cheat, have the talk. Image Source: http://www.commonsensemedia.org
Sources Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ Second Thoughts About Kids and Cell Phones http://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/press-room/hi-tech-cheating-poll Academic Cheating, Aided by Cellphones or Web, Shown to Be Common http://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/press-room/daily-digest/teens-using-cell-phones-to-cheat-la-times Has Technology Changed Kids' Sense of Right and Wrong? http://www.commonsensemedia.org/has-technology-changed-kids-sense-right-and-wrong Fight High-Tech Cheating (Before It Starts) http://www.commonsensemedia.org/fight-high-tech-cheating-it-starts Academic Cheating, Aided by Cellphones or Web, Shown to Be Common http://www.commonsensemedia.org/about-us/press-room/daily-digest/teens-using-cell-phones-to-cheat-la-times Online Quizzes http://tip.uwyo.edu/utilizing/utilizing7.html
High School Cheating http://idea3.rit.edu Hi Tech Cheating http://www.commonsensemedia.org/hi-tech-cheating