Workshops Committee Programs Management Training Series Library Leadership Ohio
Plagiarism, Kids, and the Web… What can you do?
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
9:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM

Cuyahoga County Public Library--Administration Building
Electronic Classroom


$40 CAMLS Members
$48 Affiliate Members
$80 Non-members
Free for guests/speakers

Deadline: Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Limit: 18
Registered Now: 8
Contact Hours: 3

Fee includes materials.

The Internet opens a whole new world of information and research options for children and young adults. However, it also gives our kids the option to cheat. With little difficulty, students can find Web sites offering essays, reports, and summaries of the books they are supposed to be reading.

This half-day, hands-on workshop will tackle the tough subject of Web-based plagiarism and cheating by kids and teens. You’ll learn how to teach kids about properly quoting and citing works and how to talk to them about cheating and plagiarism. You’ll also receive hands-on experience visiting some of the many pagemill Web sites that provide kids and teens with thousands of free book reports, essays and research papers. Learn to spot a pagemill paper, the many ways that teachers and homeschooling parents can create plagiarism-proof assignments, and most importantly what you as a librarian can do to help kids, teachers and parents.

Topics of Discussion

  • Talking to kids about cheating
  • Teach how to correctly quote and cite works
  • How to spot a pagemill paper,
  • Plagiarism detection software
  • Plagiarism-proof assignments for teachers, parents and homeschoolers
Audience: Children and YA librarians and anyone working with students
Gail Junion-Metz is a librarian by training and an instructor by choice. For the past five years, she has been president of Information Age Consultants. Gail is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet, Using the WWW and Creating Homepages, and Creating a Power Website. Gail writes the monthly "Surf For" column for School Library Journal. She has served as webmaster for the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) children's website, "Oh! Kids." She has given presentations for teachers and librarians all over the United States and Canada. Gail's goal is to make learning about the Internet interesting, easy, and most importantly, fun!

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