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Why (and how) do students cheat?


Camera cell phone is latest student privacy threat - Brief article that describes issues re: camera cell phones in schools - chericem1 chericem1

Do parents drive their kids to cheat? - An inquiry project from 2006-2007 - chericem1 chericem1

Everybody Does It: Academic Cheating at an All-time High - Article from the San Francisco Chronicle would make a good springboard for discussion with students - chericem1 chericem1


What strategies do students use to cheat?


How To Cheat In School - Comprehensive list of cheating methods (good for new teachers to be aware of), including calculators, clothing, cheat sheets, copying, MP3s, signal tapping, technology, test stealing (high-tech), etc. The photos are especially instructive. Beware that the site has a lot of filthy language on it. - chericem1 chericem1

How to Cheat on a Test - A pretty extensive (although not well-organized) list of ways students cheat from wikiHow - chericem1 chericem1

Top 5 Ways Students Use Technology to Cheat - Most revolve around cell phones (Courtesy Jerry Larson) - Be sure to take a look at the comments--useful food for thought - chericem1 chericem1



How can teachers prevent cheating?


Anti-plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers - A very practical list of ideas for preventing plagiarism - chericem1 chericem1

Copyright or Copywrong? - Lesson plans from Read/Write/Think designed to help students consider issues of copyright from new perspectives - chericem1 chericem1

How Cheating Helps Drive Better Instruction - Thoughtful discussion and practical tips - chericem1 chericem1

The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age - Tips from Jamie McKenzie - chericem1 chericem1

Plagiarism's Teachable Moment - Fantastic blog post re: plagiarism and the "culture of distrust" that cheating detection services like "Turnitin.com promote - chericem1 chericem1

Test-taking Rules - A list of rules designed to help teachers avoid having to "accuse" students of cheating - chericem1 chericem1

Ways to Prevent Cheating




See also: Administrivia, Assessment, Classroom Management, First Days of School, For Beginning Teachers, Preparation for Student Teaching



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