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Re: [teacherartexchange] Teaching Not To Plagiarize


From: pam smith (thinkart2003_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 19:32:10 PDT

I don't have any information to share with you,
Amber.I just want to say thanks. I have been working
on this for awhile. The students seem to think if they
didn't trace it, it is their work. I do the best I
can, but I will be interested to see what the members
come up with.
--- wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Amber and I coordinate the US Fish and
> Wildlife Services Junior
> Duck Stamp contest. Each year over 34,000 students
> submit artwork with the
> hope of being selected as the National Junior Duck
> Stamp winner. In recent
> years we have had problems with students copying or
> "lifting" ideas from
> other artists and wildlife photographers. Not all
> the art students live
> in places where they can view wildlife in their
> natural habitat and take
> their own photographs.
> As art teachers, how do you teach your students
> about plagiarism? We are
> looking for ANY materials that you are willing to
> share with the Junior
> Duck Stamp program including powerpoint
> presentations on the topic,
> overhead slides that show examples of plagiarized
> artwork, suggestions of
> creative methods for teaching this topic or tips for
> students about how to
> reference images without copying it. We are striving
> to provide visual
> examples of the difference between referencing
> artwork and copying it.
> Your ideas and suggestions will help create our
> "anti-plagiarism" website,
> brochure materials, and teacher/student reference
> guides.
> Feel free to email me directly at
> OR respond back to
> the whole group.
> FYI: The following is already being done to prevent
> plagiarism: (Although
> this is clearly not enough).
> 1. There is a paragraph in the annual brochure about
> plagiarism.
> 2. Every entry form must have a teacher/parent
> signature that states the
> work is not plagiarized.
> 3. Next year, students will be required to submit a
> list of the artwork
> and photographs they referenced to create their
> original piece.
> I greatly appreciate your ideas, comments, and help!
> Sincerely,
> Amber Herman
> US Fish and Wildlife Service
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