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Google for Education Introduces Originality Reports

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Today, Google for Education announced the launch of originality reports, a new feature that helps ensure the authenticity of coursework by flagging any text that has missed citations and has high similarity with text on the web or in books. 

Available through Classrooms, originality reports use search capabilities as it cross-references student work against hundreds of billions of web pages and tens of millions of books.

Google for Education also announced new activities to CS First, a Code with Google curriculum for elementary and middle school students. The new CS First activities, called Characterization and Interactive Presentation are two key components of English Language Arts (ELA) instruction. Both activities align with Common Core ELA Anchor Standards and include instructional videos, lesson plans, student materials and more.