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Is AI Ready To Meet the Needs of Learning Recovery?

12/12/2022

Topics: Artificial intelligence

Millions of school children walked into their classrooms at the start of the academic year lacking one crucial element that should have set them up for success: the prior knowledge they need in order to take on…

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Using AI to Support Teacher Coaching

08/15/2022

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Edtech coaching

When I became a coach at St. Vrain Valley Schools 10 years ago, I was passionate about supporting early-career teachers. That passion remains today. There’s nothing more…

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Building AI: Student Creators Meet Artificial Intelligence

01/27/2023

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Coding & robotics

Gati Aher already has some ideas about how artificial intelligence could improve her after-school job.

It’s a small business with a heavy focus on marketing, where some employees spend hours each day…

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Mike Walsh discusses AI, 5G networks and our relationship with tech

06/17/2019

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Digital & media literacy

When you want to know what the future holds for your students, Mike Walsh is the go-to guy.

Walsh is the CEO of the very appropriately named consultancy Tomorrow, but his description of his role is more…

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Why Students Should Create With AI Tools

01/16/2022

Topics: Artificial intelligence

That student with the heart of the world was born,
My data burns the same stars in a window.

No human would ever mistake these lines for award-winning verse. If…

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Teaching Kids What AI Is (and Isn’t)

10/12/2022

Topics: Artificial intelligence

Today’s students are the first generation to grow up in a world with artificial intelligence. But many don’t realize it.

Designed to blend seamlessly with other technologies, AI operates invisibly…

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A group of students work together at laptops programming chatbots

Kids Teaching Kids — With Chatbots

01/25/2022

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Virtual reality

The client: A second grade classroom learning about nutrition.

The developers: Eighth grade computer science students exploring how artificial intelligence works.

The product: A chatbot capable of dispensing information about local produce.

Today’s students will live and…

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3 Unplugged Activities for Teaching About AI

07/20/2022

Topics: Artificial intelligence

Today’s students will live and work side by side with artificial intelligence. But will they understand it?

What kids know about AI often comes from movies like Wall-E and The Mitchells vs. the Machines, in which they see robots thinking, feeling and learning…

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A boy works on a robotic vehicle

Preparing Students for Jobs That Don't Exist

08/31/2021

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Education leadership, STEM & STEAM

Imagine a world where parents can genetically design and modify their own children.

Think it’s far-fetched? The cost of sequencing our personal genome is dropping, and genome editing technologies are growing more accessible. It could become a reality within the next decade or so.

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