Back To School: Uncovering Tech-Savvy Classroom Cheating

08/17/2017 on Forbes

… Turnitin has been around since 2000 and parses submitted papers against a database of 500 million submissions looking for similarities. As computers get smarter and artificial intelligence starts to work into academic dishonesty, Turnitin and its competitors will only get better at spotting plagiarism…Read full article here.

How I Use Automation And Personal Feedback To Differentiate Writing Instruction

08/2017 on Teach Thought
…Natashia Hill, an English teacher and Gifted & Talented Coordinator at Clint Early College Academy in Texas, relies on two digital writing tools to help her meet this challenge. Using Turnitin’s Revision Assistant and Feedback Studio has made it much easier for her to differentiate writing instruction for her students, she says—empowering her to be more effective in her teaching…Read full article here.

 

Why Formative Feedback is Part of an Equity Agenda

By Guest Writer Patti West Smith
08/09/2017 on Tech & Learning

…Tools like Turnitin’s Revision Assistant leverage this technology and have the power to provide ongoing, timely, relevant, actionable feedback to every single student, no matter what…Read full article here.

Texas Students Learn About Groundwater Through NGWA Collaboration

By Matthew Lynch
08/01/2017 on The Edvocate
…In an effort to encourage students from kindergarten to 12th grade to consider future careers in groundwater science, NGWA is partnering with Nepris.  Nepris virtually connects teachers and students with industry experts for education outreach to bring relevance and application to what students are learning…Read full article here.

Public Schools Actually Embrace Innovation – Five Examples of States, Districts Making Tech Work

By Derek Newton
07/27/17 on Huff Post


…Here are five education innovations being used in classrooms right now in Illinois, Washington, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama – ideas and teaching technologies that are worthy of spreading…Read full article here.

Why Language Matters in Math

07/2017 on The Curriculum Corner
…In this article, co-founder James Burnett writes about the four-stage progression of math development found in their Stepping Stones 2.0 program, which is used to teach math concepts to students in prekindergarten through sixth grade…