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Richardson, John M. – English Journal, 2012
Every year the author and his colleagues take their grade 12 English students to see four plays at one of Canada's major theaters. Chatting about the series on the last day of class, his students asked him if he had seen "the blue glow from the back row." Laughing at his bewilderment, they told him that during the performances so many…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Access to Information, Foreign Countries, Theaters
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Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth; Sassi, Kelly – English Journal, 2011
Today, many students not only access the Internet through desktop and laptop computers at home or at school but also have copious amounts of information at their fingertips via portable devices (e.g., iPods, iPads, netbooks, smartphones). While some teachers welcome the proliferation of portable technologies and easy wireless Internet access, and…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Plagiarism, Classroom Communication
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Pearson, Nancy Guillot – English Journal, 2011
The key to establishing a defense against plagiarism is understanding the reasons that students engage in the process in the first place. Many students enter new grade levels academically unprepared for new challenges. When students encounter gaps between knowledge and the expectations of the classroom, some engage in unethical practices to propel…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Plagiarism, Intellectual Property, Internet
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Cuff, Shannon; Statz, Heather – English Journal, 2010
On November 28, 2008, Jdimytai Damour, age 34, was killed by a stampeding mob of customers running to get the day-after-Thanksgiving bargains. Even after customers in the store were informed that four people were injured and one man died, most chose to keep shopping. Looking at the root causes of this unfortunate death, it seems clear that…
Descriptors: Life Style, Purchasing, Consumer Economics, World Views