Removed from "Valley Technology"
  • Removed 2/08, Plagiarism & Online Gradebooks
  • Removed 3/08, Flashcards


  • Tools, Technology, & Solutions to Stop Plagiarism - "Our mission is to help people all over the world prevent plagiarism and restore integrity to written work."

  • Stratagies for Detection - from Downers Grove North High School Library,
    • Look for the clues
      • Mixed citation styles
      • Lack of quotations - lengthy, well-written passages may come from general knowledge sources like encyclopedias, web sites, etc.
      • Unusual formatting - strange margins, mixed styles
      • Off topic
      • Signs of datedness
      • Anachronisms - a paper refers to past events as current
      • Anomalies of style/diction - sophisticated styles mixed with casual, etc.
      • Smoking guns - "blunders of the clueless" - obvious indicators of copying
    • Know where the sources of papers are
      • Free and for-sale term paper sites
      • The free, visible web - includes publicly mounted web pages indexed by search engines
      • The free, invisible web - includes contents of sites only accessible by going directly to the site (subject-specific sites, magazines, etc.)
      • Paid databases over the web - online encyclopedias, ProQuest, DISCovering Collection, etc.
      • CD-ROM resources - encyclopedias and some databases
    • Search for the paper online
    • Web sites

Online Gradebooks: In search of a correlation to student achievement
Focuses on Little Flower School in Pensacola, Florida. Educators' ensuring of technology access for every student; Offering of Internet access in every room; Teachers' use of an online gradebook and lesson planner; Technology coordinator Michelle Bourgeois' tapping into the E-rate program to achieve complete networking of the school; Pooling of Web-based resources for teaching.
  • Online Gradebooks. By: Branzburg, Jeffrey. Technology & Learning, Aug2000, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p45
Evaluates the advantages of online gradebooks. Benefits of keeping grades online; Process of creating an online gradebook; Storage of online gradebook on the Internet; Access of students and parents to the information provided in the online gradebook. INSET: A Few Online Gradebooks.
Describes a study of online instructors that investigated how they use instructional tools designed for the Web, including conferencing systems, online gradebooks, audio streaming, student portfolios, and usage statistics. Discusses advantages and disadvantages of online tools and includes recommendations for the development of online tools.

Flashcards: Sites to create flashcards

  • Flashcard Exchange, "Flashcards are study tools. Think of a small 3×5 index card with a question on one side and an answer on the other side. This web site is an internet application where you can create, study, print and download flashcards." Account required, free and "full" (fee associated) available. Use Lezley's account to poke around, user name; password: tigers (used by C. Hinton; recommended in Using Technology w/ Classroom Instruction That Works)//.
  •, Use Lezley's account to poke around, user name: ValleyTigers; password: tigers
  • The Study Stack, " strives to help people learn what they want to learn. The StudyStackTM concept was designed to help people memorize information about various subjects. Using the StudyStack web site, you use your computer to display a stack of "virtual cards" which contain information about a certain subject." Use Lezley's account to poke around, user name: ValleyTigers; password: tigers