Plagiarism is the enemy of creative thinking. Students who plagiarize often do so because they don't want to bother thinking hard to come up with their own ideas, With the uptake of digital media and the widespread of mobile handheld devices, plagiarism becomes a serious threat in the face of productive scholarly achievement.
The copy-paste culture is so widespread now among students. Teachers are left with some limited options one of them is to use the same technology that is causing this plagiarism to fight it. In this regard, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already reviewed a set of some powerful plagiarism detectors tools I would recommend for every teacher.
Raising awareness and sensitivity about the dangers of plagiarism among students is also another way to lessen from the gravity of this epidemic Below is a set of wonderful video clips I compiled from Please Don' Cheat that you can share with your students to help them become aware of the dangers of plagiarism.
1- What is Plagiarism
2- A Quick Guide to Plagiarism
3- Plagiarism: a film by Murdokh
4- Avoid Plagiarism in Research papers with paraphrases and quotations
5- Before he cheats: A teacher parody
6- 10 types of plagiarism