The courage, strength, and resilience of the female spirit are extraordinary. In celebration of International Women’s Day—and to kick off US National Reading Month—Turnitin has compiled a list of just a few of our favorite fearless female authors. These women and their stories have inspired us, empowered us, and guided us on our journey in many meaningful ways. Take a look below at the names and books that have been shared and loved throughout our company. Who knows? You might end up expanding your reading list and finding your own inspiration and courage.
When things don’t go according to plan, how do we learn to keep going? More importantly, how can educators help to nurture resilient learners in the classroom?
It’s no secret that the bulk of research is now being done online, both in and outside of the classroom. Whether you’re a student, instructor or researcher, there’s no faster or easier way to get the information you want than to head to the web. But just because the internet has improved access to information doesn’t mean it has filtered the quality of that information. While the web may put the world’s knowledge at our fingertips, it also opens up a new world of misinformation, falsehoods and outright lies.
Though the term “fake news” has been in the public eye a great deal this past year, the phenomenon isn’t just limited to news. For any type of information one seeks out online, they can find both legitimate sources written by experts, or dubious sources with questionable information.
This, in turn, makes digital literacy one of the most important skills that any student can be taught.
How Turnitin Helped One Professor Turn His Course on its Head
Dr. Dale Cope’s love for learning is contagious. As an Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University—and a former Aggie himself—Dr. Cope’s enthusiasm for all things STEM has made him a dynamic instructor on the College Station campus.
At Turnitin, our mission is to help schools and institutions support education with integrity. To keep pace with the ever-changing digital learning landscape, we’re committed to building out a product portfolio that meets customers’ evolving academic integrity needs.
In addition to developing new solutions to emerging challenges, we need to ensure the continuous improvement of our core plagiarism prevention services and integrations.
In support of this goal, I’m pleased to share that Turnitin has acquired VeriCite.
Providing students with timely, high-quality feedback is a worthwhile challenge that educators encounter every day. Turnitin is deeply invested in creating solutions that improve the feedback experience for both students and teachers. So, how can Turnitin’s products come to the feedback rescue? Rubrics.
On the road to academic success, there are bound to be some bumps and roadblocks that many high school and college students encounter. Understanding these challenges and developing strategies early on regarding how to overcome them can be key to students’ physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Here are six ways to tackle these obstacles and prepare for the ups and downs of the academic journey.
In just a few months, many of you college and university students will be celebrating graduation and setting out for new and unknown adventures. As you ponder these final months, you may be thinking: Now what? What comes next? While there is no secret handbook of success given to college grads, nor is there a “right” or “wrong” path to take post-graduation, it is important to set aside time to think about the direction you might be headed and what you might need to prepare. Who knows? You could be five months away from starting the most memorable journey of your life. Either way, here are six helpful tips to get you thinking about life beyond undergrad.
Staying organized is key to maintaining focus and accomplishing your personal and professional New Year’s goals. Zen Habits asked its readers to help create a list of 27 Great Tips to Keep Your Life Organized that will help inspire and motivate you to get moving. From color-coding your To Dos to simply saying “No”, this helpful list is a crowd-sourced gem. In addition to organizing your physical space, it is also important to pay attention to your digital space. The technology at your fingertips can often serve as a distraction, but if you utilize them wisely, digital tools can actually help you to stay on target and get things done. Below are five ways tech can assist in getting and staying organized. Couple these tips with the Zen Habits and 2018 is sure to be your best year yet.
There are a variety of ways educators can honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and many other Civil Rights leaders. With meaningful literature, guided discussions, and thought-provoking writing prompts, teachers and students can honor the changemakers of the Civil Rights Movement, as well as thoughtfully examine racism, prejudice, and progress in our country. Here are a few resources for numerous activities in the classroom that will get students reading, writing, thinking, and talking.
The New Year has arrived with energy and gusto, bringing with it the potential for personal and professional growth. For students and teachers, however, January falls right in the middle of the school year and the transition back from winter break can be...a bit rough. To help stave off the mid-winter doldrums and enter the final months of the school year with positivity and focus, here are three ways students and teachers can get centered in 2018.
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