Stuff You Should Know Does Plagiarism

Stuff You Should Know has always been one of my favorite podcasts. Its a go-to for interesting information about a huge number of subjects. The hosts, Josh and Chuck, are engaging, interesting, and fun as they go through the subject of the podcast.

Along with the podcast, the website has a variety of articles on even more topics. It’s really great. Recently, they turned their attention to plagiarism in an article entitled “The Ethics (and Crime) of Plagiarism .” It’s a great piece of writing that gives info (much of which has been covered in monthly posts below) about plagiarism that is worth sharing with students or even putting up on your class website. Check out both the article and the podcast; they are great teacher tools! See you next month!

What is Original?

A great, great, great discussion about originality in the world today (music, fashion, technology, etc.) from the folks at TED.

Of particular importance is how (or if) originality can be achieved in today’s world. My view is that students need to learn how to use prior sources and ideas to build upon. That is their original contribution.

Here’s the podcast: What is Original?