Educator Stories

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.