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I feel a bit stagnant lately. I'd like to be excited about an emerging tech, but so many that I see have really limited application in higher ed. Is there a new tool or tech you're excited about? Even if it's not ready for prime time, something you hope will improve/mature and be useful for learning?
I see potential in AI, but it still feels too vague. VR is cool but limited in application. What else is on the horizon?
I am looking for k12 grants on the above topics! Besides erate/esser
Hi folks! I recently made a short video about generative AI and its impacts on education.I work for a non-profit and am not making any money from this promotion, just trying to share good content :)
Video Description: Dive into the world of generative AI as we explore its potential impact on education and society. We'll unravel the complexities of AI and machine learning, and discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by text-generating AI like ChatGPT. Join the conversation as we navigate the future of technology.
P.S. This is my first time publicly making a video like this and I'm hoping to do more. Any feedback you folks have (positive or negative) I'm very interested in hearing.
Hi everyone, I'm wondering how you work with Google forms when it comes to grading? Do you mostly use self-grade (meaning, there are no open text questions) or need to manually grade each quiz? If manually, is that because of open text questions or for other reasons?
Greetings all, I’m currently chasing about 250k in funding to develop my successful prototype into an mvp, but I’m in desperate need of finding key pieces to the team to begin scaling the venture. Please reach out if you or anyone you know might be interested in helping!
I'd like to know whether others have experience with something like the following, which we use in the slums and refugee camps of Kenya:
A student comes to a library, borrows a tablet to study using SmileyTutor and earns SmileyCoin tokens as they progress in their studies. They can then use these tokens to buy small items in the library - anything from fruits or snacks through sanitary pads or airtime cards to the tablets themselves. The process is funded by the SmileyCharity, but that's largely irrelevant - it's more important to note that the SmileyTutor is a formative assessment methodology where students can continue for as long as they like - and they get the highest awards only by continuing until they attain top grades. The trick is that anyone can attain this but it takes much longer for some than others.
When we ask those students who complete the material, by far most claim they are there primarily to study but they also want to use the tokens.
So far, this is pretty cool, but if anyone has done anything remotely similar, we would love to hear about it.
Hi all, I’m investigating the sustainability of #edtech such as laptops used in classrooms. Would love to hear your durability and repairability experiences with Chromebooks and laptops.
I’m also hosting a webinar for K-12 professionals to take action for sustainable technology.
Webinar: How K-12 professionals can stop the Chromebook Churn. Tuesday April 4rd 12pm ET / 11am CT https://forms.gle/YdBmi4ue1Ki4kKQg7
Especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools have looked for budget laptops that they can buy en masse. In many cases, they have turned to Chromebooks. However, three years after this huge spike in purchases, too many school districts are having to replace them. That’s because unlike other devices, Chromebooks come with built-in “death dates” and are not easily repairable. Learn how K-12 professionals can act to stop the Chromebook Churn at this webinar. This event is organized by PIRG (Public Interest Research Group) and Environment America.
curious to get some peoples thoughts on this. in your opinion, what’s best and worst case scenario of the future of generative AI in the educational space?
The SmileyTutor (smileytutor.is) is an on-line drilling system with some 130 thousand math drills. The largest user base consists of students in Kenyan slums and refugee camps, supported by the SmileyCharity. As they progress, students are rewarded in SmileyCoin.
The Smiley family has a Reddit thread at r/SmileyCharity
Hi! I'm looking for ways to get better as a BootCamp instructor in the Ed Tech space and was wondering if anyone could offer any support for community outreach or instructor training/professional development
Hello everyone, I’m looking for a co-founder or more than one co-founder to start a tech startup that will innovate education. I’m looking for someone who is passionate about education and technology, and who ideally has experience in either or both fields, but it’s not a requirement. I’m especially interested in hearing from underrepresented groups in the tech industry such as women, LGBTQ, people of color, etc. If you’re interested, please reach out to me, and let’s discuss this further!
Earlier this month someone asked for a good website/app for audio and written stories about topics like tech, history, etc for kids. I'me an 18-year-old developer, so I built it. Not an ad, because its 100% free, with no ads, no email to enter and not planning on selling anything.
Ideally it would help kids in 3rd world countries.
Would love some thoughts on it as I only have two siblings to test it on :)
Specifically for teaching/classroom resources!
In recent years, there has been a growing demand for more personalized and flexible learning experiences. With the rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) technology, a new generation of educational platforms has emerged, promising to revolutionize how we learn. These AI-powered platforms empower learners to take control of their learning by providing personalized, adaptive, and engaging experiences that cater to their unique needs and preferences.
AI-Powered educational platforms use machine learning algorithms to analyze vast amounts of data and generate personalized learning paths for each student. This approach ensures learners receive the right content at the right time and format, making learning more effective and engaging. The platforms can also track learners' progress in real-time, providing immediate feedback and insights to help them improve their performance.
One of the main advantages of AI-powered educational platforms is their ability to adapt to learners' individual needs and preferences. For example, some learners prefer visual content, while others prefer text-based content. AI-powered platforms can analyze learners' preferences and adjust the content and delivery method accordingly. This approach ensures that learners stay engaged and motivated as they receive relevant content tailored to their learning style.
Another advantage of AI-powered educational platforms is their ability to provide learners with immediate feedback. Traditionally, learners had to wait for days or weeks to receive feedback on their assignments or exams. With AI-powered platforms, learners can receive immediate feedback on their performance, helping them to identify areas where they need to improve and providing them with the tools and resources to do so. This approach also helps reduce educators' workload, as they no longer have to spend hours grading papers and providing feedback.
AI-powered educational platforms can also help to address the problem of knowledge retention. Traditional classroom-based learning often involves a lot of memorization and rote learning, which can lead to a lack of retention over time. AI-powered platforms, on the other hand, use adaptive learning techniques to help learners retain knowledge more effectively. By providing learners with targeted and personalized content, these platforms help learners to connect new information with their existing knowledge, making it easier to remember and apply in real-world situations.
So, AI-powered educational platforms can help democratize education by providing access to high-quality educational content to learners worldwide. With the rise of e-learning, learners no longer rely on physical classrooms and textbooks to learn. AI-powered educational platforms can provide learners access to many educational resources, including videos, articles, and interactive simulations, making learning more accessible and affordable.
Finally, AI-powered educational platforms like FreeFuse have the potential to revolutionize the way we learn by empowering learners to take control of their learning and providing personalized, adaptive, and engaging experiences. With the ability to analyze vast amounts of data and provide personalized feedback and insights, these platforms help learners to improve their performance and retain knowledge more effectively.
Furthermore, by democratizing access to high-quality educational content, AI-powered educational platforms can help reduce educational inequality and provide learners worldwide with the tools and resources they need to succeed. As AI technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative and exciting educational platforms emerge, transforming how we learn and empowering learners to achieve their full potential.
Let me know your thoughts about the impact of AI in our education sectors. Thanks!
Hey everyone! One of my close friends recently made the decision to leave the field. They were a teacher for 3 years and the workload started to be too much -- the stress was messing with their mental health. With all the stuff happening with ai they came out with a tool designed to prevent teacher burnout called Jurnee based on their experience. Sharing for anyone else that may find it helpful
Hello everyone! I was wondering if you ever had a thought like "Oh, I wish I had this app/website/tool"? I get those all the time!
I would love it if you could share yours here:)
ChatGPT is good. The real problem is it's getting better and better. Soon we will have generative tools that can write articles better than humans. While I am a little worried about ChatGPT plagiarism, do you see it as a threat? I also found GPTzero, but it doesn't look like it is invincible.
Do you see ChatGPT and generative text models as a threat to academic integrity?
Any ideas or experience with their products?
We've been working on a project to improve the slide-viewing experience of students. By connecting ChatGPT, cross-course search, and automatic flashcards we offer a new way to browse slides.
I currently use a browser based app called SketchTogether to draw from an IPad and project it from a connected computer to a smartboard for class demonstrations. This allows me to walk around my classroom to manage behavior. It works quite well for most things but I am wondering if there are any better browser based apps for the job. I am a math teacher and it would be helpful if I could upload (large) images as the background as well as have the zoom more precisely calibrated between the two screens. Any suggestions?