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.
For some, “Home for the Holidays” means time off from school and work, celebrating with and traveling to see family and friends. For many other families across America, however, the holiday season is a source of immense stress, especially those facing food insecurity and hunger. More than 13 million kids in this country go to school hungry, depending on free or reduced-price school meals for their basic nutrition. And when schools let out for winter break—often two weeks in length—low-income families struggle to fill the gap.
American universities are melting pots of cultures and ideas, a blending of communities from all over the world. International students who come to the United States to attend college jump into a set of experiences that can be both similar and widely different to those of their childhood. One main difference between students who grew up in the education system Stateside and those coming from international schools is their perspective on plagiarism.
2017 was a year of learning: we learned that ventriloquism is coming back into fashion. We learned that a Total Solar Eclipse can bring a country—if not the world—together. We learned about the strength that can come from communities after floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. And we learned that even in the face of turmoil and uncertainty, that we keep on growing, changing, and learning.
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Well, we can hardly believe it: 2017 is almost over. Before launching into the New Year—and, trust us, we can’t wait to launch—we want to take a moment to reflect on the past 12 months. From partnerships to product updates to podcasts, here’s the best of Turnitin, 2017 edition.
As the end of the year approaches, resources to make grading, parent/teacher conferences, and semester wrap-up a little easier are tremendously valuable to educators. Here are three ways Turnitin Feedback Studio can make grading and reporting run smoothly as 2017 comes to a close.
Treat yourself to the spa or a few pumpkin spice lattes on us! We’re giving away a $100 SpaFinder gift card (1 winner) and a $50 Starbucks gift card (2 winners). When your students submit essays to at least one of the four Revision Assistant Expansion Pack prompts below, you’ll be entered into a random drawing for the gift cards.
As the season of giving arrives, join us in giving thanks for those who have touched our lives in meaningful ways. Here at Turnitin, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the educators who have shaped who we are today. Whether it was an elementary teacher or a graduate school professor, the folks here want to share their appreciation for the incredible teachers that continue to be sources of inspiration.
Revision Assistant’s process for improving student writing continues to evolve. As of January 2018, Turnitin’s Revision Assistant (RA) has partnered with Educational Testing Service (ETS) e-rater® engine to provide spelling and grammar-checking technology to writers. Revision Assistant will feature a “Proofread Mode” where students will be able to receive detailed comments on how to improve specific grammatical and spelling errors.
What does it mean to have originality in the classroom? Our 21st Century educators are striving to provide students with opportunities to read, write, create, problem-solve, and think in original ways. Below are three ways that teachers can inspire creativity, encourage dynamic thinking, and shed light on the value of originality in the classroom.
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