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  • “But Artificial Intelligence Can Do It For Me!”

    “But Artificial Intelligence Can Do It For Me!”

    How do we nurture excellence in a world where “artificial intelligence can do it for me”? I homeschooled my elder daughter last year and this year. This year she’s attending Sora Schools (and loving it, I might add); last year I built her curriculum. This story is about last year, when she was in 7th grade. I…

  • Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 4 of 4)

    Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 4 of 4)

    If you’ve been following this series, you know the answer is yes. At least in some ways. Here’s where you find out what to do about it! Part 1 of this series, on Human Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence, is here. Part 2, on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Generative AI, is here.Part 3, Is Artificial…

  • Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 3 of 4)

    Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 3 of 4)

    Most likely: yes. And you’ll find out why in this very post! Wait, don’t leave! This is a four-part series on how we can use artificial intelligence to our advantage! Part 1 of this series, on Human Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence, is here.Part 2, on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Generative AI, is here.This is…

  • Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 2 of 4)

    Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 2 of 4)

    Sorry, but the answer might be yes. Wait, don’t leave! This is a four-part series on how we can use artificial intelligence to our advantage! Part 1 of this series, on Human Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence, is here.This is part 2, on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Generative AI.Part 3, Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than…

  • Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 1 of 4)

    Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than You? (part 1 of 4)

    Sorry, but the answer might be yes. Wait, don’t leave! This is a four-part series on how we can use artificial intelligence to our advantage! This is Part 1, on Human Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence.Part 2, on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Generative AI, is here.Part 3, Is Artificial Intelligence Smarter Than I Am? is…

  • Don’t ban ChatGPT in schools

    Don’t ban ChatGPT in schools

    Another notable voice has spoken against banning ChatGPT in schools. Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, was interviewed by Education Week yesterday. He says banning ChatGPT and other AI technologies will leave students at a disadvantage: “The same week that New York City public schools banned ChatGPT, Anthropic [an AI safety and research company] posted a prompt engineer…

  • Ways We Learn

    Ways We Learn

    I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the new podcast Ways We Learn! Joe Burgess, Brian Tobal, and I are investigating the ways people learn across all modalities and ages. We’ll cover it all, from the power of storytelling to hands-on experience to the effectiveness of science-backed learning techniques. We’ll explore the latest educational technology,…

  • Get started with video production (for a lot less $$ than you think)

    Get started with video production (for a lot less $$ than you think)

    There’s a huge learning curve if you’re just getting started in video production. I’ve been producing videos for years and it’s definitely not easy if you’re new to it! If you don’t have the skills yet, don’t want to spend the time building them, and have money to throw at the problem, outsourcing some or…

  • Be nice to your learners’ brains!

    Be nice to your learners’ brains!

    You’ve heard the expression “drinking from the firehose,” right? If you’ve ever worked in a startup, taken an unfamiliar course, or started a new job, you’ve probably also felt it: an overload of information that your brain just can’t handle. Cognitive Load Theory explains why incoming information is sometimes too much to handle. In very…

  • Do we still care about cheating?

    Do we still care about cheating?

    Fine, it’s a provocative title. Of course we do. But here’s a real question for those in a school or professional learning environment: how are you preparing for a world in which AI writing is indistinguishable from human writing, what are you doing regarding AI/ML and evaluating student learning, and how are you considering incorporating…