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What the Tech: Google Assignments

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BACK3 (–MELANIE–)GOOGLE IS HELPING OUT TEACHERS BY MAKING IT HARDER FOR STUDENTS TO CHEAT ON THEIR HOMEWORK

THIS WEEK, GOOGLE INTRODUCED NEW PROGRAMS TO HELP EDUCATORS MAKE ASSIGNMENTS, GRADE PAPERS AND A FEW OTHER THINGS TO HELP KIDS STAY HONEST OUR CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY REPORTER JAMEY TUCKER HAS THE STORY 3 ((–JAMEY TUCKER REPORTING–)) It used to take a lot of work to plagiarize something You had to go to the library, find the right book and copy Today, students can do all that with just two right clicks of a mouse

But Google has a new tool to help teachers sniff out the copies It's called "Google Assignments" Google Product Manager Zach Yeskel shows how it works A student writes his or her paper using Google Docs Zach Yeskel / GOOGLE PRODUCT MANAGER"Right now, you're doing what a lot of kids do

exactly, you shouldn't do this" Yeskel copies part of the Wikipedia page on The Great Gatsby and puts it in his paper Even before the student turns it in , Google Assignments begins looking for plagiarism, or as Google nicely calls it, "originality"

When the paper is turned in, the professor sees this before they even read it Zach Yeskel / GOOGLE PRODUCT MANAGER"And really quickly, I can see there is one flagged passage This passage is a match, an exact match right from Wikipedia" Google Assignments should be released fully later this year, but teachers can sign up now to try out the beta version of the program That's What the Tech? I'm Jamey Tucker 3 3 (–MELANIE–)ABBY IS IN NEXT WITH SPORTS

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