In this Scrible Spotlight, we’re excited to feature Kelly Haakenson, a dedicated social studies and college and career prep teacher at Salt Lake Center for Science Education. Through her insightful video interview, Kelly shares her experiences with Scrible, highlighting its role in combating plagiarism, enhancing the research process, and fostering authentic student work.
Tackling Plagiarism with Scrible
Kelly emphasizes the challenge of plagiarism in education, both intentional and unintentional. She also highlights the importance of teaching students about academic integrity. Before Scrible, tools to check plagiarism were cumbersome and not consistently effective. With Scrible, Kelly found a more dynamic approach. The platform allowed her to monitor the students’ project processes, making it easier to spot authentic work and prevent plagiarism.
Scrible’s Role in the Writing Process
Kelly notes how Scrible has been instrumental in housing students’ documents, enabling her to observe their outlining processes and the development of their essays. This visibility ensures the authenticity of their work, reducing the reliance on AI-generated essays. She recounts an incident where a student compared an AI-generated essay to their work on Scrible and chose to submit his original work, recognizing the value of authenticity.
Balancing AI and Academic Integrity
Addressing the balance between AI use and academic integrity, Kelly describes how she empowers students to use AI productively while maintaining honesty in their work. She encourages using AI for feedback. She also emphasizes the importance of students conducting their research and outlining in Scrible, ensuring the originality of their essays.
Simplifying the Research Process
Kelly’s approach to teaching research involves starting with traditional methods like annotated printouts and then transitioning to Scrible for organizing and annotating digital sources. This method combines old and new, leveraging Scrible’s capabilities to simplify and streamline the research process.
The Intuitive Nature of Scrible
With Scrible’s user-friendliness, Kelly highlights its intuitive nature for teachers and students. This ease of use quickly converts skeptical students, who find that Scrible simplifies the research and writing process, making it more engaging and manageable.
Watch Kelly Haakenson’s Interview
To dive deeper into Kelly Haakenson’s innovative use of Scrible at Salt Lake Center for Science Education, watch her interview below.
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