• National Book Month

    Because Turnitin is dedicated to authentic writing and academic integrity, it should come as no surprise that the company is full of people who love books. In honor of National Book Month, we’ve crowd-sourced some book recommendations from our team members. Here are six books that you should read, as told by the Turnitin team:

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  • #Reason2Write: We Have a Winner!

    It’s hard to believe that six weeks have passed since the Back-to-School season began in earnest and our #Reason2Write campaign has come to end. Thank you for taking the time to share what motivates you to write. Responses were heartfelt and entertaining, and our team is endlessly grateful that writing matters to all of you just as much as it does to us.

    Without further ado, we are pleased to announce that the winner of #Reason2Write 2017 is Reggie Evans. Here’s what he shared:

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  • Write with Us Wednesdays: A Retrospective

    Over the past two months we have reserved Wednesdays on the blog for the practitioners. We’ve highlighted product updates, feature use cases, and curricular strategies to support educators throughout the first few weeks of Back-to-School.

    Just case you missed a postit's a busy time of year, after allwe’ve compiled the series of articles below. Take a walk down (short-term) memory lane with us, browse through the descriptions, and discover all the varied ways you can improve writing and ensure academic integrity with Turnitin.

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  • Celebrate Punctuation! Period.

    Get your keyboards and pens ready, Turnitin-ers. Yesterday, September 24th, marked National Punctuation Day - a day for throwing punctuation into the spotlight, and subsequently, hurling its misuse under the bus.

    Our in-house writers spend many a moment scrutinizing their spelling, punctuation, and grammar to ensure that they all get along swimmingly. This all-important triad is the cornerstone of every great piece of writing, from an effective essay to the famous works of literature we read and reread time and time again.

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  • Learning > Logistics: Three Things You Can Do with Turnitin and Kannu

     

    Welcome to Write with Us Wednesdays. Classrooms all over the world use Turnitin’s offerings to improve writing, prevent plagiarism, and support academic integrity. Every Wednesday, the blog posts are for the practitioners. Check back each week for product updates, creative use cases, and tales from the field. This blog post originally appeared on Kadenze's blog

    The beginning of a new school year is an undeniably exciting time as a fresh wave of students arrives on campus. It’s tempting to ride the momentum of this excitement and launch straight into learning, but sometimes course management needs and institutional policies must come first. This effort to simplify online course administration requires not only a thoughtfully designed LMS but also rich integrations with high-quality educational technology tools.

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  • What's New with Feedback Studio

    Welcome to Write with Us Wednesdays. Classrooms all over the world use Turnitin’s offerings to improve writing, prevent plagiarism, and support academic integrity. Every Wednesday, the blog posts are for the practitioners. Check back each week for product updates, creative use cases, and tales from the field.

    The beginning of fall marks the end of a summer full of improvements for Turnitin Feedback Studio! Thanks to input from administrators, instructors, and students, we’ve improved the product experience on a variety of fronts. Check out what’s new with Feedback Studio, and get prepared for the latest round of paper submissions.

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  • International Literacy Day

    This year, the theme for International Literacy Day is “Literacy in a Digital World.” This topic resonates deeply with Turnitin. The ever-changing digital landscape prompts us to constantly reflect on how advances in technology affect writing instruction, attribution, and academic integrity.

    Today, in honor of International Literacy Day, we offer a few simple strategies to help you and your students maintain integrity as you navigate writing, citing, and collaborating in this increasingly digital world.

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  • 5 Ways Technology Transforms Writing Instruction: From Instant Gratification to Iteration

    Welcome to Write with Us Wednesdays. Classrooms all over the world use Turnitin’s offerings to improve writing, prevent plagiarism, and support academic integrity. Every Wednesday, the blog posts are for the practitioners. Check back each week for product updates, creative use cases, and tales from the field. The latest edition of Write with Us Wednesdays originally appeared on Schoology Exchange

    At Turnitin, we are constantly re-envisioning the role that educational technology can play in writing instruction. Teachers tell us that their students often operate with a “one-and-done” approach to writing essays. Or, when they do revise, this revision involves a cursory grammar check rather than a profound content change. According to prior research, only 29% of students revise their essays at least once before turning them in. However, it’s a common premise that students don’t grow as writers when their first draft is also their final. Teaching students to break from routine and approach writing as a process rather than a finite task requires a fundamental change in mindset.

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  • 3 Ways Districts Can Make Data-Driven Decisions with Revision Assistant

    Teachers and students accomplish amazing feats in the classroom every day. When it comes to writing instruction, tools like Revision Assistant can contribute to these wins. Students write and revise more thanks to Revision Assistant, and teachers use Revision Assistant’s individual and class-level reports to inform instruction.

    While teachers are able to witness qualitative student writing progress, it can be challenging to quantify and surface this information at the school or district level. One example of a challenge is that gathering data about student writing performance takes time. Decisions often must be made whether or not that data is available. Also, for data to be reliable, there must be a shared definition of proficiency.

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  • It’s All Cyclical: Iterating and Innovating in the Classroom

    Welcome to Write with Us Wednesdays. Classrooms all over the world use Turnitin’s offerings to improve writing, prevent plagiarism, and support academic integrity. Every Wednesday, the blog posts are for the practitioners. Check back each week for product updates, creative use cases, and tales from the field.

    Earlier this month, we kicked off our back to school webcast series with Dr. Natashia Hill, a Dual Credit and Advanced Placement English teacher at Clint Early College Academy. She joined us to share her proven “Guinea Pig” method for introducing new tech into the classroom. Her presentation was both practical and inspiring, and we couldn’t resist distilling a few of her key points into writing.

    Dr. Hill explains that creating a culture of iteration and innovation in the classroom is a cyclical process that requires preparation, experimentation, and reflection. Here are the four phases:

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  • All Things New with Revision Assistant

    Welcome to Write with Us Wednesdays. Classrooms all over the world use Turnitin’s offerings to improve writing, prevent plagiarism, and support academic integrity. Every Wednesday, the blog posts are for the practitioners. Check back each week for product updates, creative use cases, and tales from the field.

    Welcome back to school! “All things new” seems to be a resounding theme during this season: new year, new students, new school and district initiatives, and new tools. We are excited to report that the theme of newness also applies to Turnitin’s offerings!

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