Items tagged "K-12"




Engaging Assignments and Digital Literacy Scaffolding with Turnitin

Jessica Thur

English Teacher

Dutch Fork High School, South Carolina

Jessica Thur uses the source matching information she receives in Feedback Studio to initiate a conversation with her students about academic honesty, critical thinking, and information literacy.

Opening a Dialogue About Plagiarism for Parents and Students

Amy Mahoney

English Teacher

Mahopac Central School District, New York

Amy Mahoney says she wants students to “rely on their own thinking… and not on sources or on each other.” Mahoney uses Feedback Studio as a deterrent and also a teaching tool, to initiate discussions about authentic work and original thought.

Feedback and Collaboration in a Connected Classroom

Cindy Garraway

Language Arts Teacher

Sandra Day O’Connor High School, Arizona

“At my school, we’re tech-rich,” says Cynthia Garraway. Every student in her classroom has an iPad. Garraway has adapted her instruction to take advantage of technology, connecting students and keeping them engaged.

Encouraging Critical Analysis in STEM Classes with Turnitin

Diane Marturano

AP Chemistry Teacher

Wayne Valley High School

“Chemistry being the first, true lab science most of our students are hit with, it’s a real shock when it comes to a lab requirement.” Marturano meets this challenge by focusing on hands-on assignments to deepen understanding of scientific concepts.

Beyond Red Ink: Inspiring Improvement in Students with Turnitin

Ryan Novak

English Teacher

Kenston Public Schools

Novak has developed a strategy of downloading the comments he uses for each student, and uses those statistics to identify student strengths and weaknesses. He can see class-wide trends, but the insights Feedback Studio provides help him pinpoint skills a specific student struggles with and provide actionable, targeted feedback to encourage improvement.

Grading Anywhere and Anytime with Feedback Studio

Lillie Marshall

Humanities Teacher

Boston Public Schools, Massachusetts

From a cafe in Boston to an airport in Greece, Lillie Marshall knows that she can grade student work anywhere with Turnitin Feedback Studio.

One-on-One Writing Conferences with Turnitin Feedback Studio

Sarah Henderson

English Teacher

Loma Linda Academy, California

Sarah Henderson, an English professor, sees students struggling with grammar, composition, and idea conceptualization. She uses Turnitin Feedback Studio as a tool to support growth and improve student investment in their own success.

Avoiding Unintentional Plagiarism

David Shreiber

Graduate Programs Director

Rutgers University, New Jersey

Shreiber’s institution requires that students submit work to Feedback Studio to highlight intentional or innocent plagiarism. This affords students an opportunity to fix their work, before it is scrutinized in a high-stakes academic environment.

Using Turnitin’s SEER Rubric to Build Digital Literacy Practices

Monica Tolva

Librarian

Vernon Hills High School, Illinois

Monica Tolva is a Librarian as a small school who coordinates with literacy coaches across content areas—not just English and reading—to try to increase student effectiveness in gathering and analyzing information to solve problems.

Giving Students a Research-Based Education in the 21st Century

Cynthia Christopherson

English Teacher

North Stafford High School, Virginia

Cynthia Christopherson, a High School English teacher, encounters underprepared students every year. She relies on Turnitin Feedback Studio as a check for similar content.

Using Turnitin to Empower Students to Become Life-Long Learners

Nancy Ruffell

English Teacher

Snowflake High School, Arizona

Nancy Ruffell uses Turnitin Feedback Studio’s Similarity Index to help students integrate sources, paraphrase properly, and analyze existing scholarship.

Providing Customized Feedback through Writing Portfolios

Peter Frengel

English Teacher

Harrisburg Academy, Pennsylvania

Peter Frengel has been leveraging the online portfolio to provide customized instruction and create efficient in-class workshops where students can quickly pull up their comments.

Addressing Each Student with Feedback Studio

Mark Vital

English and AP Psychology Teacher

Advanced Math And Science Academy Charter School, Massachusetts

Mark Vital uses Turnitin to ensure consistent, in-depth, and effective instruction in two vastly different learning contexts.

Grading Across the Curriculum

Marc Helgeson

Language Arts Teacher

Rich Central High School, Illinois

By expanding the creativity of his assignments, Mark Helgeson is using Turnitin as an evaluative tool for students who are more engaged—students who are analyzing concepts and applying what they learn to their own cultural and personal context.