Smart Devices Give Students New Ways to Cheat
Teachers have always had to deal with cheating students. But in today's high-tech world, new devices are making it much easier for students to cheat.
Recent studies have shown that most teenagers in the United States now have access to smartphones. Experts say much of the cheating is done with the help of smartphones.
Nile Nickel is a technology and social media expert. He says many students put information into their mobile phones to cheat on tests. They can then hide their cheating by using other devices to view the information.
"We also have things like Google Glass, as well as smart contact lenses that have the ability to capture video and transmit it to a remote site."
Earlier this year, officials caught several Thai students cheating this way during exams to get into a top medical school.
"What they were doing was looking at the test with their glasses on," Nickel said. "It was capturing the exam questions, transmitting them to some associates outside the classroom."
He added that some students even have smartwatches that only show information if they are viewed with special glasses.
Some phones also have a very low ring sound that can only be heard by younger people, according to Nickel.
Who is cheating?
Denise Pope is a learning expert at Stanford University in California. She said some of the students are not the ones you think would cheat.
"These are kids who are doing well in school, and they are still cheating because they need to keep up their grades. They feel the pressure to maintain a really high grade point average."
Pope also co-created the organization Challenge Success. It provides schools and families with tools to help children become more involved and have a more balanced educational experience.
She says improving the learning and testing process can help cut down on cheating.
"Instead of trying to chase this problem, to get out in front of it. And what I mean by that is to create assignments where it's almost impossible to cheat."
As an example, she said teachers can ask students to turn in progress of their work and projects before it is complete. Teachers can be sure the material is the student's work and can provide suggestions.
Pope added that changing the way tests are structured can prevent cheating. She says the best tests require students to write their answers instead of choosing from a list of choices.
Many schools already have barred students from taking smartphones into testing rooms. Others are experimenting with looking for radio signals or other methods to discover hidden devices used to cheat.
But Pope said one of the most important ways to help stop cheating is to get teachers, students and parents to talk openly about it. She says this can help students better understand the reasons for holding themselves to a high standard of honesty.
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1.As an example, she said teachers can ask students to turn in progress of their work and projects before it is complete.
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2."We also have things like Google Glass, as well as smart contact lenses that have the ability to capture video and transmit it to a remote site."
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教师经常会遇到学生作弊等问题 。而如今这样的高科技世界，新兴智能设备让学生们作弊更加容易 。
最新的研究表明，如今大多数美国青少年都会接触到智能手机 。专家称，智能手机成为学生作弊的主要途径 。
奈尔·尼科尔（Nile Nickel）是科技与社交媒体的专家 。他认为很多学生把信息储存到智能手机中作弊，然后再通过其它设备查看这些信息来隐瞒作弊行为 。
丹尼斯·波普（Denise Pope）是加州斯坦福大学的学习专家 。她说，你以为有些学生是不会作弊的 。
她说，“有的学生在学校表现很好，但他们也会作弊，因为他们得保持成绩稳定 。他们深受维持高平均成绩的压力 。”
波普还与人合创了一个名为“挑战成功”的组织 。该组织为学校和家庭提供方法帮助学生更多地参与并获得更加平衡的教育体验 。
她说，“不要一直不断地解决问题，而是要预防问题的发生 。我是说给学生布置难以作弊的作业 。”
例如，学生在完成作业前，教师可要求其上交作品或项目的具体步骤 。如此，教师便能判断材料是学生所作并给与指导建议 。
波普补充说，变革考试方式也可以防止作弊 。她说，最好要求学生写出具体答案，而不是从选项中找答案 。
但是波普表示，最重要的方法就是让教师、家长和学生公开讨论作弊 。她说，这有助于学生们更好地理解坚持高标准诚信的原因 。