101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 37 Detect plagiarism and proofread papers with PlagTracker. Simply upload an essay or research paper and this site will scan it for plagiarism and send you a report on what needs to be cited. Students can use this resource to proofread papers, check for grammatical errors, and even protect themselves against accidental plagiarism before turning their papers in. The report gives feedback instantly, so corrections can quickly be made to any paper. Teachers can use PlagTracker to check their students' papers against the large database of publications to easily spot any violation.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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