• 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plagiarism


    Did you know that the first time the word “plagiarism” was used in its modern sense was roughly 80 AD? It became a part of our regular English vernacular over 400 years ago and has been in the dictionary for nearly two and a half centuries.

    And while plagiarism is an important topic of conversation recently in schools, politics, the news and beyond, there are still many things that people may not know about it. Here are a few interesting facts that will help you to better understand the wide world of plagiarism.

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  • Best 2018 Summer Reads for Educators

    As the classroom environment continues to change, teaching must change along with it. With new challenges and obstacles arising every day, it can be hard to keep up. Summer is a key time for teachers to reset and refresh, as well as learn about the latest techniques and strategies for cultivating a successful and creative classroom for their students. These books are just a few wonderful resources for teachers to learn more about themselves and their students and to help them create an engaging and nurturing classroom experience.

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  • Turnitin Employees’ First Jobs Out of University

    Summertime is an important part of the year for all of us. Whether playing grill master at a backyard cookout or launching a surprise water balloon attack on an unsuspecting family member, it can be both a hectic and exciting three months. However, amidst the chaos, summer also gives us an important opportunity to reflect on ourselves, the work we do and how we got to where we are today. Turnitin believes that introspection is important for growth, so we asked a few of our team members to take a trip down memory lane and think back to their first jobs out of college. We loved recounting some of the most foundational and inspiring jobs with this diverse crowd and we hope you do, too.

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  • Best Queer Lit to Read in 2018

    As a 24-year-old who wasn’t even aware that Queer lit was a category until college, these books have brought me immense joy and healing in the short time I’ve been tracking them down. In the past half-decade or so, there’s been an explosion of new Queer books. Many are by written by queer people of color and incorporate conversations happening on Twitter and in communities across the country; what it means to not only be queer, but also to be disabled, first generation, poor, or a person of color, navigating a very white and mainstream queer scene.

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  • The Importance of Originality Beyond the Classroom

    As the mechanical beast lumbered into the sky, I realized that I was leaving all that was familiar behind. My high school, my home, my family, and my dogs all disappeared into the jet stream of the airplane carrying me to my destination. It was a surreal, out-of-body experience. This was a trip into the unknown. My only company: smiling airline attendants painted onto the safety manual and the second bag of peanuts I managed to secure. A trip from a small, suburban town in the East Bay of California to the adventures that awaited me at the University of Alabama. Two thousand miles away and for the first time in my life, I was on my own.

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  • Discover your AIQ with Turnitin at ISTE!

    School’s out for the summer, which in the EdTech industry can only mean one thing: ISTE is coming. This year, Turnitin is arriving in Chicago, Illinois with energy, enthusiasm and an eagerness to connect with you! Not only do we have stellar educators ready to share their best practices in writing instruction and academic integrity, but we’re also bringing our A-game with a family-feud style competition for attendees. Come to our booth to win incredible prizes as you answer questions on citation and writing and discover your AIQ: Academic Integrity Quotient!  

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  • Originality in Comics

    On March 12, 1951, one of the most amazing coincidences in any artform happened in the world of comics.

    On that day in the United States, the first edition of Dennis the Menace was published. However, on that same day across the Atlantic, in the United Kingdom, edition #452 of the comic Beano was published, introduced a new character, also named Dennis the Menace.

    The odds were astounding. However, the two creators, Hank Ketcham in the US and David Law in the UK, were an ocean apart and had no contact with one another. In this pre-internet era, it wasn’t just that they were unaware of what the other was doing: there was no way they could have known

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  • End of Year Reflections


    The arrival of summer signals the end of the school year across the northern hemisphere. Restless students, ready for adventures outside the classroom, and instructors who cannot wait for rest and relaxation are counting down on calendars. And because everyone shares this excitement for the coming break, the importance of end-of-year reflections can sometimes be overlooked. Here are a few ways that students and teachers can meaningfully look back on their school year and end their academic calendar with both gusto and gratitude.

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  • A Few Great Activities You Can Do During Testing Season

    Like vacuums, testing season can often suck. When testing season arrives, anxious students and busy educators from east to west seek ways to find calm, stay focused and maintain positive energy. Whether it is state testing or final exams, here are a few great activities teachers can do with students in K12 and beyond to survive exams with grace intact.

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  • The Best of Both Worlds: Turnitin + Canvas

    Calling all Canvas users! Prepare to experience Canvas and Turnitin in a whole new way with the new Plagiarism Framework. This optimized integration allows Turnitin’s trusted similarity features to work with Canvas assignments in the most seamless way possible. Here are three ways you can live your best life with Turnitin and the Canvas Plagiarism Framework.

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