I see we will have access to the "Turnitin" plagiarism detection service starting in September...
news/canada/Anti+plagiarism+ program+Turnitin+coming+ Ontario+high+schools/3102043/ story.html
Here's a blurb from the Turnitin website:
"Turnitin Originality Checking allows educators to check students' work for improper citation or potential plagiarism by comparing it against continuously updated databases. Every Originality Report provides instructors with the opportunity to teach their students proper citation methods as well as to safeguard their students' academic integrity."
To use this service, the teacher creates a class ID and password to share with the students, then the students upload their projects themselves. Teachers (and I assume students) then receive a report detailing how "original" the work is.
Anyone hear anything good (or bad) about this service?