Monday, September 24, 2007

Plagiarism Education

As the new school year progresses, it is important to remember that you must cite your sources when writing an essay, research paper or PowerPoint presentation. Sometimes it can be difficult for students to understand why they have to do this. Copyright Kids is a website created to educate children about copyright law. It even includes a challenge quiz to test your knowledge on copyright issues. The site also includes a section for parents and teachers with links to educational materials to teach students about copyright law. Education World also publishes a student guide to avoiding plagiarism which gives students tips on how to correctly cite the information they use in their work.

For teachers, there is which has a wealth of information and resources about plagiarism, including FAQ’s, information about different types of plagiarism and handouts to give to students on how to avoid plagiarism. There are a lot of resources on this site!

Feel free to add comments on some other sites you use with your students!

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