Wanted to make sure I’m thinking correctly here.
I had two students submit their 3 parts of the Create PT, only to discover that they used code provided by a Video Sharing Site creator that linked directly to his code in AppLab (via shared app, then “view code”).
I marked both of the submissions for plagiarism in Digital Portfolio and supported with the links to the videos (not sharing here since this may be a recurring problem if they search).
Both students had no citations in their IWR and claimed throughout that “I created…” followed by the names of different parts. One even stated “I had no collaboration with anyone. All done on my own.”
The name and website of the content creator (an adult CSP teacher it appears) in //comment lines from the beginning of the original code were deleted by the students, and the code is almost word for word (one exact, the other student made some color changes and moved screen elements around), but both left unique variable and function names the same in their code as in the original.
My argument to the students for marking plagiarism was that this is the “Create PT” not the “Copy and Paste PT.” Also, they did not identify their “student-created algorithm” nor abstraction because it was created by an adult who posted these videos.
Just making sure I’m doing the right thing in this situation.
Appreciate your thoughts.