Stop the Copying!
June 29, 2009
“One of the biggest problems I found with utilizing hard copy work in my class is rampant copying. Students would copy work before school and during morning break. To combat this problem, I began using my blog (http://period1mrm.edublogs.org/) to post questions related to readings. Replies on the blog are time stamped and can be easily compared at my leisure in contrast to quickly checking hard copies during class. Soon after I started using my blog, the copying of answers was almost eliminated. Moreover, many students begin to actually spend more time on their responses, and the quality of work increased.”