https://www.duolingo.com/I907

Students are peeking the words

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How can I forbid or limit students to peek a translation for a word? Or it would be useful to see which words students are peeking (I believe this would be even better). I find it unfair that some students accomplish the assignments without peeking, while other just type what they see, and it is counted as a successful accomplishing.

June 16, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN
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I don't know if there is a way to do that, but I have heard that the Duolingo users who "peek" will have the lesson "fade" from gold more quickly and will have to redo that lesson sooner than the ones who did not peek.

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/I907
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And how can I check if the lesson has faded? As far as I know I can see only if student passed the lesson. I thing there is no way to see if the lesson is still gold (please correct me if I'm wrong). The other point that if I see that every student has peeked the same word, than the word should be discussed to help them to remember it.

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kitty328656

Words fade if they are not used a lot, to my knowledge there is no way to check if students words are fading! I do hope that they add that to the teacher dashboard though!

July 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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That is how Duolingo teaches. The more students review the sentences, the less they will have to "peek". The ones who "peek", as allintolearning said, will have to review more frequently to keep their skill sets gold. Getting wrong answers also prompts more frequent reviews. Getting correct answers without any "peeking" means your skill sets will stay gold longer.

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/I907
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Maybe it is an obvious question, but how do I check if the skill set is still gold?

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Cxarli
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To make sure students are keeping up appropriately--not peeking a bunch and then letting their levels get really low because of that--maybe you could ask for screenshots that have the date and time from the taskbar included (to be emailed or otherwise shared outside of Duolingo.) I don't know how I'd show you what I mean, but you could ask for a screenshot of their skill trees or a section of their skill trees, and to make sure they aren't fudging it by using the same screenshot over and over, make sure they screen capture the current date/time their computer will usually show in one of the corners.

June 27, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MilkyCow1
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i think that you just let the students know that peeking reduces gold leaf life expectancy and those who does not "peek" probably learn faster. Eager ones would appreciate that and not so eager ones would cheat anyway

June 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kilire

'Peeking' is Duolingo's way of helping you learn.

June 22, 2016

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yes, in case if you are motivated to learn, if you are trying to keep your tree "gold", but not when you just blindly typing to have teacher's task done.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kilire

I don't think there's a way to modify lessons to that detail, as it is a core part of the website. Sorry if I came across as rude.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/I907
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when I started the topic I had realised that there is no solution for that, my point is to find a solution that duolingo team could easily implement. So far I believe that easiest and good enough solutiion would be to create some kind of report in teacher's interfaces where teacher could see the tree of the students incuding strength.

June 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LWSChristlover
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The only way that students can't peek, is when they are in a progress quiz, where duo doesn't allow peeking.

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/I907
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I'm ok with them peeking, but I want to know who, and which word has peeked.

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LWSChristlover
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okay, I see...

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Minecrftdude
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what if you could use the tests instead?

June 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/I907
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What do you mean? I don't know how to use tests in assignments.

June 16, 2016
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