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    We're smack dab in the middle of Plagiarism Education Week. Come join live and on-demand webcasts on moving students from copying to critical thinking.
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    Grade Anything℠ from Turnitin has opened up the door for instructors in every discipline
    to provide feedback and evaluate assignments beyond written papers. Learn how Turnitin All-Star Marc Helgeson from Rich Central HS has evaluated PowerPoint® presentations, visual images, plays and other performances using Turnitin.
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    Happy Valentines Day from Turnitin.
    We love our Turnitin educators. We're fortunate to have such passionate people using Turnitin. Instructors that do whatever it takes to help their students become successful. Teachers that share their knowledge, share their experience, and share their passion. Educators that give, and give, and give.
    • Ms. Getreu - Can you love us by integrating Turnitin functions into Edmodo so I don't have to use both programs and drive myself and my students crazy? Thanks!

      • Feb 15, 2014
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    New Turnitin Webcasts announced for January and February. Topics include Wikipedia in Education, Responding to Plagiarism, Digital Literacy, and Ghostwriting. Sign up today: http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/webcasts
    • Ms. Paul - I agree...we are all teaching during the day. Perhaps some early evening webcasts would be more appropriate so we can actually take advantage of them.

      • Jan 13, 2014
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      • Ms. Wald - Agreed. I once watched most of one webcast that sort of coincided with my lunch period, which was a bit challenging, but in general my teaching schedule prevents me from watching these.

        • Jan 14, 2014
      • Turnitin - Unfortunately there is never a particularly good time that works for everyone—especially since we typically have an international audience. After school for east coast is mid-day for the West, and bedtime in Europe. After school for the west is dinner time back east.
        Fortunately though, we do make these all recorded and available on-demand.

        • Feb 14, 2014
    • Ms. Wald - Why does Turnitin show copied passages as coming from other students' papers in the database when it also is available on web sites? When reviewing student papers in GradeMark for a recent assignment, I saw several highlighted passages that were linked to student papers from schools in other states. When I googled, however, I found the same text available on web sites. It seems highly unlikely to me that my students somehow gained access to papers from students in other schools in other states, but highly likely that they found passages through web searches. It would more...
      • Jan 2, 2014
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    Why does Turnitin show copied passages as coming from other students' papers in the database when it also is available on web sites? When reviewing student papers in GradeMark for a recent assignment, I saw several highlighted passages that were linked to student papers from schools in other states. When I googled, however, I found the same text available on web sites. It seems highly unlikely to me that my students somehow gained access to papers from students in other schools in other states, but highly likely that they found passages through web searches. It would be more helpful if I could know the web sites whence they got the texts.
    Why does Turnitin show copied passages as coming from other students' papers in the database when it also is available on web sites? When reviewing student papers in GradeMark for a recent assignment, I saw several highlighted passages that were linked to student papers from schools in other states. When I googled, however, I found the same text available on web sites. It seems highly unlikely to me that my students somehow gained access to papers from students in other schools in other states, but highly likely that they found passages through web searches. It would...
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    • Ms. Edwards - It's actually quite possible students accessed papers from other schools. There are many paper-sharing websites, unfortunately. I've caught quite a few students submitting papers they've found on line from students at other locations.

      • Jan 2, 2014
    • Turnitin - Many matches have multiple sources (like an original news article, that is posted in part on a few different blogs, used in a Wikipedia article (which is then replicated on several mirror sites), and used by many students. The Turntin system does its best to try and present the "best match" but isn't always the original source.
      You can drill down into the sources by clicking on a match in the sidebar. That will display many additional sources that matched fully or partially andthose respective percentages are shown.

      • Jan 8, 2014
    • Ms. Wald - Thanks for the reply -- before I saw it, a teacher colleague showed me how to "drill down." I hadn't realized what the little arrow next to the sources would do; she also described it at "not at all obvious or intuitive." (If we are not the only two who feel that way, maybe it could be made more obvious.)

      • Jan 14, 2014
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    My new favorite tool... FREE Assessment Data Collection and Analysis made simple for ANY content area. Fully Linked with Edmodo!

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    Does your school (or class) allow students to bring their own devices into the classroom? Check out this on-demand webcast to learn about some successes and challenges with a BYOD initiative.
  • Mr. Lee's avatar
    I'd really like to get turnitin at our school, but the lead English teacher downplayed it's grammar check ability, even though he raved about its plagiarism lessening effectiveness. I know the grammar check isn't perfect, but it is a great fast turnaround for first drafts and then it has audio feedback as well. I love it.
    • Mr. Lee - I agree

      • Nov 8, 2013
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      • Turnitin - The grammar-checking feature can be turned on or off for each assignment, so if a teacher is unhappy with it's performance (or has some pedogogical reason for not liking it) just turn it off. Those that teach outside of English and Composition find it tremendously helpful so they can focus on content feedback.
        NOTE: Turnitin's grammar-checking feature is powered by ETS e-rater, and also checks for mechanics, usage, style, and spelling.

        • Nov 8, 2013
      • Mr. Lee - I love it myself. I am hoping to convince school of the same

        • Nov 8, 2013
      • Ms. Morscheck - Turnitin allows students to submit via Google Drive: "Demo: Cloud Submit" on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/76896523

        • Oct 25, 2013
      • Mrs. Mass - Hurrah! Finally!

        • Oct 25, 2013
      • Mrs. Steel - Finally. WooHoo!

        • Oct 25, 2013
    • Mrs. Mass - I'm still new to and learning a lot about Turnitin. I have a question about originality reports. One of my students' papers is flagged as being 88% similar to other papers submitted. I am noticing that the more students who submit their papers, the more that number goes up. Is that common? Is it worth making the student re-do the paper? I can't determine if it is identical to a specific paper or has pieces from multiple papers. Thanks!

      • Oct 24, 2013
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    Turnitin allows students to submit via Google Drive: "Demo: Cloud Submit" on Vimeo http://vimeo.com/76896523
  • Mrs. Mass's avatar
    I'm still new to and learning a lot about Turnitin. I have a question about originality reports. One of my students' papers is flagged as being 88% similar to other papers submitted. I am noticing that the more students who submit their papers, the more that number goes up. Is that common? Is it worth making the student re-do the paper? I can't determine if it is identical to a specific paper or has pieces from multiple papers. Thanks!
    • Turnitin - We're glad to see you guys are liking the new Google Drive submission we recently added!

      • Nov 8, 2013
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      • Mrs. Mass - My students are eternally grateful!

        • Nov 8, 2013
      • Ms. Olin - I also think the more you use it and bust students, the more this gets around and the less they do this stuff. They are always shocked when they get caught.
        I also talk to them about the Prime Minister in Europe and recently Rand Paul who have lost jobs or had scandals due to plagiarism....and that they could get kicked out if college.
        They don't understand how important it is to not so this.

        • Nov 9, 2013
      • Turnitin - Turnitin is hosting STUDENT SUCCESS WEEK featuring 2 webcasts on #CommonCore with Grant Wiggins and Nancy Doorey, 3 webcasts on giving effective feedback to students, and a webcast on data-driven decision-making with rubrics. Join us live to interact or watch on-demand. October 29 to November 1.

        • Oct 21, 2013
      • Mme Carolyn Filion - How do I use Turnitin on Edmodo? Can my students upload onto Edmodo but it be marked on Turnitin?

        • Oct 18, 2013
      • Ms. O'Bryan - That is a good question. I too am stuck. I don not know how to link these two programs together.

        • Oct 20, 2013
      • Turnitin - At this time there is no integration between Turnitin & Edmodo. Our developers have looked into it, but it doesn't look like there will be an integration in the near future. -Ray

        • Oct 21, 2013
      • Mme Carolyn Filion - Thanks for the information. I will continue to use our link to Moodle.

        • Oct 21, 2013
      • Turnitin - @Turnitin to host a series of FREE webcasts for educators that explore using web-based tools to provide feedback and enhance student success. Oct 28 to Nov 1.

        • Oct 15, 2013
      • Ms. Thomassie - I would love for Turnitin to comment on this video.

        • Oct 4, 2013
      • Turnitin - What this kid is describing is essentially to manually copy straight or of a book. Ie:the way plagiarism was done B.C. (before computers...well before internet anyway). Turnitin does not just search the Web, but it also matches against a database of books, journals, publications, and several library databases, as well as previously submitted student papers. So your bases are largely covered.
        Do we have every piece of content and every book published? No. But if your students are able to get by Turnitin and an instructor's intuition, then you might want to reconsider
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        • Oct 4, 2013
      • Mr. Mohl - Given that one can search a google book, I doubt that turnitin, or any electronic scanner, is impervious to Google books.

        • Oct 8, 2013
      • Ms. Wald - "Please note that some sources are images of text, and not actual text (ex. Google Books). In these situations, Turnitin will not be able to capture the source, and therefore cannot add it to our database. "
        From a Turnitin Help Center Solution:
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        • Jan 7, 2014
      • Turnitin - High Schools using Turnitin experience a 33% decrease in unoriginal writing. Check out this new #infographic based on 8 years of data of 36 million student papers from 2862 high schools that use Turnitin.

        • Oct 1, 2013
      • Mrs. Mass - I need suggestions for streamlining my use of Edmodo and Turnitin. I am using Turnitin for the first time this year, but my students have been using it for a couple of years. I am a native Edmodian, however. I was as confused as my students when they asked about turning in their essays. Do they turn it in one place, but not the other? Or both? Or shall I have them turn it in on Edmodo only, and I upload it to Turnitin? Or vice-versa? What do other teachers do?

        • Sep 27, 2013
    • Mrs. Mass - Thank you everyone for your input! Mr. Jatovsky, I think I understand what you mean. You have students turn in their work on edmodo, then you upload it to turnitin. Is that correct?
      I suppose if students turn their work in on turnitin, and not Edmodo, I could put the grade in on Edmodo as easily.
      My school is a total Google apps school, so all work is in Google docs anyway. The convenience of turnitin is starting to feel like overkill, though.
      I wish there were a script in Google docs that would scan work like turnitin does. That would be nice!

      • Sep 30, 2013
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    Turnitin is hosting STUDENT SUCCESS WEEK featuring 2 webcasts on #CommonCore with Grant Wiggins and Nancy Doorey, 3 webcasts on giving effective feedback to students, and a webcast on data-driven decision-making with rubrics. Join us live to interact or watch on-demand. October 29 to November 1.
  • Mme Carolyn Filion's avatar
    How do I use Turnitin on Edmodo? Can my students upload onto Edmodo but it be marked on Turnitin?
    • Ms. O'Bryan - That is a good question. I too am stuck. I don not know how to link these two programs together.

      • Oct 20, 2013
    • Turnitin - At this time there is no integration between Turnitin & Edmodo. Our developers have looked into it, but it doesn't look like there will be an integration in the near future. -Ray

      • Oct 21, 2013
    • Mme Carolyn Filion - Thanks for the information. I will continue to use our link to Moodle.

      • Oct 21, 2013
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    @Turnitin to host a series of FREE webcasts for educators that explore using web-based tools to provide feedback and enhance student success. Oct 28 to Nov 1.
  • Ms. Thomassie's avatar
    I would love for Turnitin to comment on this video.
    • Turnitin - What this kid is describing is essentially to manually copy straight or of a book. Ie:the way plagiarism was done B.C. (before computers...well before internet anyway). Turnitin does not just search the Web, but it also matches against a database of books, journals, publications, and several library databases, as well as previously submitted student papers. So your bases are largely covered.
      Do we have every piece of content and every book published? No. But if your students are able to get by Turnitin and an instructor's intuition, then you might want to reconsider
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      • Oct 4, 2013
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      • Mr. Mohl - Given that one can search a google book, I doubt that turnitin, or any electronic scanner, is impervious to Google books.

        • Oct 8, 2013
      • Ms. Wald - "Please note that some sources are images of text, and not actual text (ex. Google Books). In these situations, Turnitin will not be able to capture the source, and therefore cannot add it to our database. "
        From a Turnitin Help Center Solution:
        more...
        • Jan 7, 2014
      • Turnitin - High Schools using Turnitin experience a 33% decrease in unoriginal writing. Check out this new #infographic based on 8 years of data of 36 million student papers from 2862 high schools that use Turnitin.

        • Oct 1, 2013
    • Mrs. Mass - I need suggestions for streamlining my use of Edmodo and Turnitin. I am using Turnitin for the first time this year, but my students have been using it for a couple of years. I am a native Edmodian, however. I was as confused as my students when they asked about turning in their essays. Do they turn it in one place, but not the other? Or both? Or shall I have them turn it in on Edmodo only, and I upload it to Turnitin? Or vice-versa? What do other teachers do?

      • Sep 27, 2013
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    High Schools using Turnitin experience a 33% decrease in unoriginal writing. Check out this new #infographic based on 8 years of data of 36 million student papers from 2862 high schools that use Turnitin.
  • Mrs. Mass's avatar
    I need suggestions for streamlining my use of Edmodo and Turnitin. I am using Turnitin for the first time this year, but my students have been using it for a couple of years. I am a native Edmodian, however. I was as confused as my students when they asked about turning in their essays. Do they turn it in one place, but not the other? Or both? Or shall I have them turn it in on Edmodo only, and I upload it to Turnitin? Or vice-versa? What do other teachers do?
    • Mrs. Mass - Thank you everyone for your input! Mr. Jatovsky, I think I understand what you mean. You have students turn in their work on edmodo, then you upload it to turnitin. Is that correct?
      I suppose if students turn their work in on turnitin, and not Edmodo, I could put the grade in on Edmodo as easily.
      My school is a total Google apps school, so all work is in Google docs anyway. The convenience of turnitin is starting to feel like overkill, though.
      I wish there were a script in Google docs that would scan work like turnitin does. That would be nice!

      • Sep 30, 2013
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      • Ms. Scott - I find that I can grade much faster in turnitin and I love using the click-able rubrics I can create in turnitin as well (along with the originality checking it does) so for me it is worth it to use both. I have them submit shorter, more informal assignments to Edmodo and longer or more formal writing to turnitin.

        • Sep 30, 2013
      • Mrs. Mass - Ms. Scott, that's a good suggestion. I do like the click-able rubrics. It can make grading papers so much easier! I like your suggestion about shorter assignments in Edmodo, and longer (more formal ones) in turnitin.

        • Sep 30, 2013
      • Mme Carolyn Filion - Can my students use edmodo but upload to Turnitin? I used turnitin last year from Moodle but now i am on Edmodo. Do they need to make an account or do they exist from last year?

        • Sep 20, 2013
      • Mr. Hepworth - They typically exist from the previous year. Though sometimes, as read-only.

        • Sep 20, 2013
      • Mme Carolyn Filion - But can I embed a link for turnitin to edmodo?

        • Sep 21, 2013
    • Turnitin - The Accidental Plagiarist: The Myths, The Truths and What It All Means for Teaching & Learning | Free Webcast on Thursday - http://ow.ly/oqk6v

      • Aug 30, 2013
  • Mme Carolyn Filion's avatar
    Can my students use edmodo but upload to Turnitin? I used turnitin last year from Moodle but now i am on Edmodo. Do they need to make an account or do they exist from last year?
    • Mr. Hepworth - They typically exist from the previous year. Though sometimes, as read-only.

      • Sep 20, 2013
    • Mme Carolyn Filion - But can I embed a link for turnitin to edmodo?

      • Sep 21, 2013
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    The Accidental Plagiarist: The Myths, The Truths and What It All Means for Teaching & Learning | Free Webcast on Thursday - http://ow.ly/oqk6v
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    The new app for iPad is amazing. Thank you!
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Turnitin is the the most widely used education technology in the world. It's also the most effective online technology for improving student writing by offering more than 5 types of feedback. Turnitin is used by a million educators worldwide to check students' papers for potential plagiarism and for leaving rich and meaningful feedback while grading student assignments.

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