Februarys subject is Credible Sources, Plagiarism & Citation.

Please watch the following three videos before we meet.

February Videos

The Punishable Perils of Plagiarism

Website Evaluation



Plagiarism Proofing Assignments

Nine Things You Should Know About Plagiarism (mentioned in video)

Real Life Examples of Plagiarism from 2016

Student Plagiarism Guide – UC Davis


Plagiarism Checkers


Dupli Checker

Plagiarism Detect


Purdue OWL (MLA and APA citation help)

MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

Turabian Style Guide


Website Evaluation

Website Evaluation LibGuide

STAAR Method

Website Research


Who is Fact Checking For? (Podcast)

Fact Checking in 2019




Note Taking Guide – California Polytechnic University

Five Methods of Note Taking – University of Redlands (PDF)

Note Taking Tips for Teens

Assignments for February

  1. Select a link on this page and cite it, using MLA or APA. Post your answer in your first blog post. 
  2. Select a resource of your choice, from this course, or something you use regularly. Choose an evaluation method of your choice (CRAP, STAAR, ATEM, etc.) and evaluate the source. Then run it through Newsguard/Newstrition and post any findings in your first blog post. 

Blog assignment for February

  1. Write a reflection of the videos and our course, discussing how you specifically deal with plagiarism (expectations, consequences, how do you detect it?), how you teach citation, and how you incorporate fact checking and website evaluation. Discuss if there is an existing classroom or school policy and what you would like to see in a district wide policy. Please link any existing documents that you would be willing to share. 
  2.  Find an article that discusses fake news, fact checking, resource evaluation, plagiarism or similar and discuss the article in your blog post. Be sure to link the article in your blog post.