So, I created this presentation for a PD session I did in an attempt to provide an example for plagiarism education. I encouraged the teachers in the session to see it as an example of how to teach students about the issues around plagiarism.
Check it out.
For you history buffs, check out this article which talks about the meaning of the word “plagiarism” and its first century Roman origins:
Plagiarism and the First Century
Here’s a great video by TedEd. It also includes a lesson plan with quiz and further resources including style guides, access to an online writing lab, and turnitin’s “10 Types of Plagiarism” presentation. A great tool for the classroom or an addition to your class website.
The first step in creating an environment that discourages plagiarism is educating students about plagiarism itself. To do this, I begin with a simple project. Create an awareness project to share with other students about why plagiarism is so bad. Of course, you could stand in front of the class and lecture your students about the evils of plagiarism and the horrors that await them if they are caught, but, in my experience, that does no one any good. Instead, get them to look at the issue themselves before going forward.
Below are two examples of initial projects students complete for me this past year. First, students created posters to hang in all the common computer labs. Second, a group of my juniors and seniors made a brief educational video to place on our website. Both of these projects helped both the students making them and the larger school community begin thinking about plagiarism. They projects provide a starting point as I focus on my larger goal of plagiarism education.
Plagiarism is a Crime Poster Types of Plagiarism Poster
Introduction to Plagiarism Video