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ChatGPT in Education: The Pros, Cons and Unknowns of Generative AI

EdTech Magazine

Here’s a fun game: Say the word ChatGPT to a friend or colleague, then watch what happens. There’s a lot of drama swirling around this groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot, released in November by the startup OpenAI. A few months later, in early March, OpenAI’s GPT-4 was introduced and has already stunned many by easily outperforming its older AI sibling.

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Should AI be STOPPED?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some tech titans have co authored a letter “Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter” urging that all AI development past GPT-4 be halted for six months because “…recent months have seen AI labs locked in an out-of-control race to develop and deploy ever more powerful digital minds that no one – not even their creators – can understand, predict, or reliably control.” Pause

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Lesson planning with AI: Save time and get ideas

Ditch That Textbook

Artificial intelligence can help you write lesson plans faster -- and give you new ideas you might not consider. Here are some tips and strategies you can use. Planning lessons has always been a struggle for me. When I have planned lessons for my high school Spanish classes, I've almost always over-thought them. I would worry about […] The post Lesson planning with AI: Save time and get ideas appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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Invention Convention 2023 is coming

Ask a Tech Teacher

Invention Convention Worldwide is a global K-12 invention education curricular program mapped to national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship and creativity skills and builds confidence in invention, innovation and entrepreneurship for life. Signups for the annual Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention US Nationals (2023) start March 31st.

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Enhancing School Device Management for Improved Learning

Schools face increasing challenges as technology becomes integral to education. Efficient device management is essential for maximizing technology use and safeguarding investments. Our article discusses the importance of tracking devices, outlines current challenges, and suggests modern solutions that go beyond traditional methods like Excel. Learn how advanced tracking systems can streamline operations, improve maintenance, and offer real-time updates for better resource allocation.

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The culture wars are driving teachers from the classroom. Two campaigns are trying to help 

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every other Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! When Willie Carver Jr. won Kentucky’s 2022 Teacher of the Year award, he had no plans to leave the profession he was so passionate about.

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Teaching Lessons I Learned From Mom

Edsurge

Though I usually use this space to offer answers to teaching advice questions from professors, I wanted to try something different. For my next few installments, I’m writing letters to people who have exemplified what it means to be an effective teacher. The first letter in the series was about what I learned when visiting a colleague’s hybrid class.

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THE SUPERINTENDENCY IS CHANGING.THE JOB IS TOUGHER THAN EVER

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A Visit with The Schlechty Center’s NATIONAL SUPERINTENDENTS ROUNDTABLE with Steve McCammon , Executive Director of National Superintendents Roundtable and President and CEO of Schlechty Center and James Harvey Founder of The National Superintendents Roundtable and current consultant to NSR Keep Reading THE SUPERINTENDENCY IS CHANGING.THE JOB IS TOUGHER THAN EVER The post THE SUPERINTENDENCY IS CHANGING.THE JOB IS TOUGHER THAN EVER appeared first on Equity in Education.

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Why aren’t female students sticking with STEM?

eSchool News

Female middle and high school students have a high aptitude fit with, but low interest in, STEM careers, such as technology, manufacturing, and architecture, among others, according to the 2023 Female Student and STEM Career Exposure Gap Report from YouScience. Based on nationwide data gathered from the test results of more than 225,000 female middle and high school students who completed the Aptitude & Career Discovery assessment from YouScience Brightpath in 2022, the key findings show tha

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A Nation at Thought: Recovering Wisdom in America’s Schools

American Consortium for Equity in Education

A visit with author Dr. David Steiner of Johns Hopkins on his new book,A Nation at Thought: Recovering Wisdom in America’s Schools……………………Dr. David Steiner is Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Professor of Education at Johns Keep Reading A Nation at Thought: Recovering Wisdom in America’s Schools The post A Nation at Thought: Recovering Wisdom in America’s Schools appeared first on Equity in Education.

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7 MINDSETS ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF 7M CARES

eSchool News

ROSWELL, Ga. — 7 Mindsets , the leader in PreK-12 mindsets-based learning and well-being solutions, today announced the formation of 7M Cares, an initiative that will expand the company’s philanthropic impact. 7M Cares will offer support to charitable organizations and causes that embrace mindset-based youth empowerment. At launch, 7M Cares will exclusively support the Magic Wand Foundation (MWF), an organization co-founded by Scott Shickler and Jeff Waller, co-founders of 7 Mindsets.

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Quickly Create Personalized Learning Experiences that Work

How can we actively engage learners 24/7, on their level and according to their interests, while respecting their learning styles? It’s not impossible. In this guide: Explore how to transform traditional, one-way videos into two-way interactive learning experiences Understand different types of artificial intelligence (AI), including - Generative vs.

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Best Poetry Lessons and Activities

techlearning

Tech and Learning curates the best free online poetry lessons and activities

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New Mexico’s Aztec Municipal School District Renews Multiyear Partnership Driving Student Engagement in Science  

eSchool News

Charlotte, NC — New Mexico’s Aztec Municipal School District (AMSD) today announced the renewal of its multiyear partnership with Discovery Education supporting science education in three district elementary schools. This renewed collaboration ensures students and teachers in the district’s K-5 classrooms will continue to use the company’s award-winning Mystery Science service to drive deeper student engagement in science instruction.

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New Webinar: "Preventing Harassment of Library Staff - Responding to Sexual or Racial Behaviors by Patrons"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Preventing Harassment of Library Staff: Responding to Sexual or Racial Behaviors by Patrons A "Safe Library" webinar, part of the Library 2.0 Service , Safety, and Security Series with Dr. Steve Albrecht OVERVIEW : Harassment of library staff members continues to be a shadow issue in the library profession. This means it may not be reported soon enough, handled thoroughly, or enforced with real consequences.

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Strength-Based Goal Setting for Gifted Kids

MiddleWeb

Phelps and Lewis offer a comprehensive guide to setting goals, delineating a process that is sure to be impactful for gifted learners. Specialists working with 2E or underachieving students will appreciate the strengths-first framing, writes gifted education leader Kim Rensch. The post Strength-Based Goal Setting for Gifted Kids first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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50 Questions To Ask Kids To Understand Their Thought Process

SplashLearn

You can uncover new aspects of your child’s personality with the right questions to ask kids. You can improve their sense of social emotional learning, language skills, and critical thinking abilities by asking the right questions at the right time. In fact, some of the most fun questions to ask kids can help you strengthen […] The post 50 Questions To Ask Kids To Understand Their Thought Process first appeared on SplashLearn Blog.

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Free Resources from Discovery Education Support Financial Capability Month

American Consortium for Equity in Education

Discovery Education—the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place—is providing an array of free digital resources to support National Financial Capability Month. Taking place annually in April, National Financial Capability Month was founded by Keep Reading Free Resources from Discovery Education Support Financial Capability Month The post Free Resources from Discovery Education Support Financial Capability Month appeared first on

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Exploring the Definitions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): What Are the Key Differences and Considerations?

Gaggle Speaks

The concept of intelligent machines has been introduced to culture largely as something to be distrusted, much like SkyNet (from the movie “The Terminator”), a self-aware and competitive threat to humanity. Despite having become ubiquitous in our everyday experiences e.g. from voice control to image recognition, society has now at least come to trust that its utility can be leveraged.

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K12 STEM Learning: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Kitaboo on EdTech

Competition continues to be on the rise, and so do technological advancements. As a result, jobs are becoming more technical, and skilled professionals are quickly becoming the need of the hour. Now, how can we ensure that the new generation is equipped with skills that make bagging coveted jobs a breeze? The solution lies in STEM learning. What is this type of learning exactly?

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Reimagining Chickering & Gamson's Principles Post-Pandemic: Technology's Central Role in Modern Edu

This white paper examines and proposes revisions to the "Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education" introduced by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson in 1987 for today's technology-driven world.

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New Mexico’s Aztec Municipal School District Renews Multiyear Partnership Driving Student Engagement in Science

American Consortium for Equity in Education

New Mexico’s Aztec Municipal School District (AMSD) today announced the renewal of its multiyear partnership with Discovery Education supporting science education in three district elementary schools. This renewed collaboration ensures students and teachers in the district’s K-5 classrooms will continue to use the Keep Reading New Mexico’s Aztec Municipal School District Renews Multiyear Partnership Driving Student Engagement in Science The post New Mexico’s Aztec Municipal School District Renew

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Jamworks Shows BETT 2023 How Its AI Will Change Education

techlearning

Jamworks at BETT 2023 has given us a glimpse of what the AI powered future classroom could look like.

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Using Symbol Supports in Reading Instruction

N2Y

Discover when and how to use symbols to improve students’ reading engagement and comprehension.

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