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information sharing in the 21st century

              you, your kids &
                 Plagiarism



                   ...
sticky ideas?
plagiarism
is happening
  at your school
you can detect
 it
working to prevent
it makes you a
better teacher
“Today’s students
are no longer the
people our
educational system
was designed to
teach.”
Marc Prensky
Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman 2007
Stand and find two
 other people
assuming kids are different,
how might that impact how you
teach?

does plagiarism really
happen?
any good war
stories?
HS cheating jumped from 58% to
 97% from 1969 to 1989

80% of college-bound admit to
 cheating / 95% don’t get caught

38%...
Turnitin.com ©2004
Turnitin.com ©2004
Helen Keller
 1892
Alex Haley
 1976
Kansas City Piper HS
 2001
Stephen Ambrose
 2002
Colin Powell
 2003
Jayson Blair
 2003
Wichita KS pastor
 2004
Kaavya Viswanathan
 2006
Paper due on Monday!?
online paper mills
questions for discussion
problem?
is it?
       what




problem?
“I’m not really sure but I
know it when I see it!”
share your
 definition
 with one new
 friend
“When students submit work purporting to be
  their own, but which in any way borrows
  ideas, organization, wording or an...
different types?
fraud
willfully submitting work done by
 someone else
patchwriting
phrases from a source text
 patched together into new
 sentences
failure to cite
not acknowledging sources
failure to quote
no quotation marks for direct
 quotation
 Rebecca Moore Howard
 University of Maryland
cryptomnesia
remembering without being
  aware of it
 Richard Marsh
 University of Georgia
but why?
lazy
it’s easier to copy!
lazy
it’s easier to copy!

lack of time
work outside school, class load, home
situation
lazy
it’s easier to copy!

lack of time
work outside school, class load, home
situation

fear of failure
“my skills aren’t...
competition / grades
scholarships, college admissions,
parental pressure
competition / grades
scholarships, college admissions,
parental pressure

lack of knowledge
we shouldn’t assume
competition / grades
scholarships, college admissions,
parental pressure

lack of knowledge
we shouldn’t assume

lack of e...
Mark Pett ©2000
signs of plagiarism?
back to “war stories”
suggestions to prevent
reoccurrence?
don’t assume
don’t assume

ensure district policy is clear &
 available
   avoid the “death penalty”

   provide clear examples
“Breaking the Academic Honesty policy
is defined as any act in which a student
obtains or provides help on an
assignment t...
practice citation with students
practice citation with students

assign age appropriate work
practice citation with students

assign age appropriate work

don’t take it personally
go to “paper mills” with your
 students
go to “paper mills” with your
 students

focus on the process of learning
go to “paper mills” with your
 students

focus on the process of learning

educate parents
so be both . . .
idealistic
discuss ethics & character
mashups are good

realistic
enforcement
quality assignments
the “perfect” plagiarism
  proof assignment looks
  like?
“Build beautiful
      cathedrals.”
         Doug Johnson
assignment characteristics:
   specific
   personal
   choice
   collaborative
   cross-content
student-designed graphic
  organizer
4 page newspaper
resumes
comic strip & cartoons
student-designed graphic
  organizer - Inspiration

4 page newspaper - Pages
  or Wordpress blog

resumes - Word

comic st...
illustrated children’s book & cover
problem-based learning
movie script & ads
illustrated children’s book & cover
   - Google Earth

problem-based learning -
  Historical Scene
  Investigation

movie ...
community service projects

document-based questions

video games
community service projects -
 Teachertube

document-based questions -
 Footnote

video games - Wii
whadda’ you got?
final advice?
review your district policy
review your district policy

rethink & revise the work you
 design
review your district policy

rethink & revise the work you
 design

be a role model
reflection
  • one piece of bad news
  • two pieces of good news
  • three next steps
“Genius borrows nobly.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
www.socialstudiescentral.com
have more questions?
   contact:

   Glenn Wiebe
   glennw@essdack.org
   socialstudiescentral.com
   historytech.wordpres...
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
You, Your Kids & Plagiarism - Laptop Leaders Academy
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  1. information sharing in the 21st century you, your kids & Plagiarism Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org www.edutopia.org/images/graphics/plagiarism.jpg
  2. sticky ideas?
  3. plagiarism is happening at your school
  4. you can detect it
  5. working to prevent it makes you a better teacher
  6. “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  7. Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman 2007
  8. Stand and find two other people
  9. assuming kids are different, how might that impact how you teach? does plagiarism really happen?
  10. any good war stories?
  11. HS cheating jumped from 58% to 97% from 1969 to 1989 80% of college-bound admit to cheating / 95% don’t get caught 38% of HS and college students report using Web to cheat Center for Academic Integrity
  12. Turnitin.com ©2004
  13. Turnitin.com ©2004
  14. Helen Keller 1892 Alex Haley 1976 Kansas City Piper HS 2001 Stephen Ambrose 2002
  15. Colin Powell 2003 Jayson Blair 2003 Wichita KS pastor 2004 Kaavya Viswanathan 2006
  16. Paper due on Monday!?
  17. online paper mills
  18. questions for discussion
  19. problem?
  20. is it? what problem?
  21. “I’m not really sure but I know it when I see it!”
  22. share your definition with one new friend
  23. “When students submit work purporting to be their own, but which in any way borrows ideas, organization, wording or anything else from another source without appropriate acknowledgement of the fact, the students are guilty of plagiarism.” University of Kentucky 1998
  24. different types?
  25. fraud willfully submitting work done by someone else
  26. patchwriting phrases from a source text patched together into new sentences
  27. failure to cite not acknowledging sources
  28. failure to quote no quotation marks for direct quotation Rebecca Moore Howard University of Maryland
  29. cryptomnesia remembering without being aware of it Richard Marsh University of Georgia
  30. but why?
  31. lazy it’s easier to copy!
  32. lazy it’s easier to copy! lack of time work outside school, class load, home situation
  33. lazy it’s easier to copy! lack of time work outside school, class load, home situation fear of failure “my skills aren’t good enough, so only way to pass the class”
  34. competition / grades scholarships, college admissions, parental pressure
  35. competition / grades scholarships, college admissions, parental pressure lack of knowledge we shouldn’t assume
  36. competition / grades scholarships, college admissions, parental pressure lack of knowledge we shouldn’t assume lack of enforcement unclear & inconsistent policies, fear
  37. Mark Pett ©2000
  38. signs of plagiarism?
  39. back to “war stories” suggestions to prevent reoccurrence?
  40. don’t assume
  41. don’t assume ensure district policy is clear & available avoid the “death penalty” provide clear examples
  42. “Breaking the Academic Honesty policy is defined as any act in which a student obtains or provides help on an assignment that is to be completed solely by the student. This can be done in such ways as plagiarizing, copying, using unauthorized devices or any other act that is deemed to be dishonest.”
  43. practice citation with students
  44. practice citation with students assign age appropriate work
  45. practice citation with students assign age appropriate work don’t take it personally
  46. go to “paper mills” with your students
  47. go to “paper mills” with your students focus on the process of learning
  48. go to “paper mills” with your students focus on the process of learning educate parents
  49. so be both . . .
  50. idealistic discuss ethics & character mashups are good realistic enforcement quality assignments
  51. the “perfect” plagiarism proof assignment looks like?
  52. “Build beautiful cathedrals.” Doug Johnson
  53. assignment characteristics: specific personal choice collaborative cross-content
  54. student-designed graphic organizer 4 page newspaper resumes comic strip & cartoons
  55. student-designed graphic organizer - Inspiration 4 page newspaper - Pages or Wordpress blog resumes - Word comic strip & cartoons - Comic Life
  56. illustrated children’s book & cover problem-based learning movie script & ads
  57. illustrated children’s book & cover - Google Earth problem-based learning - Historical Scene Investigation movie script & ads - PhotoStory3
  58. community service projects document-based questions video games
  59. community service projects - Teachertube document-based questions - Footnote video games - Wii
  60. whadda’ you got?
  61. final advice?
  62. review your district policy
  63. review your district policy rethink & revise the work you design
  64. review your district policy rethink & revise the work you design be a role model
  65. reflection • one piece of bad news • two pieces of good news • three next steps
  66. “Genius borrows nobly.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  67. www.socialstudiescentral.com
  68. have more questions? contact: Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98

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