Archive: October 2008

Go Green in the Classroom: Save Paper with Scribd!

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Stop! Move away from the copy machine and get back to your computer!

Instead of printing out your latest assignment sheet, sign up for an account at Scribd, upload your document, embed it on your class website and share it with your students online… And save a tree in the process.

With Scribd and their iPaper document reader, anyone can easily upload and immediately share their original works on or any other website. iPaper transforms “print” files like PDF, Word or PowerPoint into web document — with all the fonts, layout and artwork that makes your document unique.

Your work can be shared with Scribd’s community of passionate readers, and because your document is indexed for search engine optimization, your screenplay, novel or even sheet music and recipes can be discovered by the world.

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Turnitin: Stopping plagiarism in its tracks

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Turnitin is a web-based service used by high schools and universities throughout the country to check students’ work for improper citation and plagiarism by comparing it against a continuously updated database of resources which includes:


  • Over 11 Billion Web Pages
  • Over 90 Million Student Papers
  • Over 12,000 Major Newspapers, Magazines & Scholarly Journals
  • Thousands of Books Including Literary Classics

Every report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their students’ academic integrity.

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