Is anyone else having trouble with students remixing other students projects from the public projects page and trying to turn them in for their own work with just changing a few minor things? Is there a way to make it so students cant see these projects? Its not always easy to spot some of the copies.
Thanks for bringing this up - it’s good to think about. I know I’ve caught a few students cheating because they’ve turned in something WAY above what they’ve been doing for the work all semester - and my students don’t even bother to change the variable names!
Let us know if you think of anyway to prevent this and I’ll pass it on…
I have the same problem…did you ever find an answer?
I like to have them storyboard their projects on paper first with a few brief drawings and comments about how it is going to work before they start to code. Then if their project deviates too far from that, I can ask some questions. Another thing if I suspect them cheating is that I look at their code and find anything that looks like it might not be their work and then ask them how they were able to achieve a certain effect or event. If they can’t explain it, they are usually pretty quick to admit it isn’t their code and then I offer to help them create their own project.