Apps to encourage academic honesty: Plagiarism Detect Plagiarism Checker Plagium (Beta) Turn it in
Apps for encouraging a respect for intellectual property: Hacker & Fister'sResearch & Documentation Online Bibme EasyBib Son of Citation Maker (David Warlick) OttoBib (ISBNs only) NoodeBib (not free but good!)
Dutch Blue. “Bold and Almost Beautiful. 12 May 200. Flickr. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/7239092@N03/494590886/>.
critical thinking, problem solving, decision making triangulation
Getting ready for college In each group, students reported finding their college roommates through Facebook Used after the decision was made to connect to other in-coming students: “It made me more excited about going there.” One teen had joined a Facebook group for students with his major. It provides advice on how to prepare for college. Plan to use it to find friends while at college and to stay in touch with high school friends, Will friend people they don’t know who are going to go the same colleges next year – “It’s supportive” – want to have friends already in place when they arrive at college Male: got a list of incoming freshman who will play soccer at his college; looked them up on Facebook; picked one to room with (happened to be someone he knew years ago) – Facebook “breaks that barrier of awkwardness” to have met online first before arriving at college “When I find out who my roommate is, the first thing I’m going to do is look him up on Facebook.”
One boy connected with a group of incoming freshmen via Facebook and met with them in person at a local mall a few months before the start of school so that he’ll have a group of friends when school begins. One of the boys uses YouTube to look at the research going on at the colleges he is interested in going to. Facebook can show you what the professors and the programs are like.
Roche, Thomas. “The Appendix.” 29 Oct. 2008. Flickr. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/41559776@N00/2983701009/>.
Bitstrips like these can demonstrate student comprehension of characterization and plot for any piece of literature, as well as reinforcing the visual literacy conventions which underpin comics. Wendy Stephens http://bitstrips.com/