Infographic: Stop cheating in your classroom

By Team ISTE 10/19/2015 Digital citizenship

As long as school has been around, there has been cheating on tests and assignments. In the past, potential cheaters were limited by what they could see over their neighbor’s shoulder or write on their own arms. But today’s students are tempted by easy access to online answers and texts.

What’s a teacher to do? Wield your own digital tools, of course! Check out the infographic below for six ways to ensure your students’ work is their own. And for more ideas about how to teach your students to be good digital citizens, read the latest edition of Digital Citizenship in Schools.


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823 days ago
"Pick Your Battles" should really be reconsidered...I read it and almost immediately feel the implication is that some plagiarism / copyright infringement is OK. I'd like to see something about providing ongoing feedback in there and the difference between formative and summative assessments rather than the attitude of it's OK to let plagiarism or copying slide. Picking your battles should be more about picking when to penalize students for copied work in the overall process of learning. If we penalize when they are still forming an understanding (a formative assessment / project checkpoint), it would be my argument that's when we can best set up the "battle". Also, maybe the graphic's authors intended the "familiar-sounding sentences" to be because students worked together outside of class (but did not plagiarize copyrighted content). This should be clarified if that's the case. "Legit slide" should be considered a little more carefully.