Welcome to our AI in the Classroom series! Over the next four weeks, ETA will explore the role of Artificial Intelligence as a powerful learning tool, emphasizing its support for education rather than a substitute for teachers. Join us in discovering how AI can enhance the learning experience, making our educational journey more dynamic and engaging.
Week 1 Q. What is AI? A. Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the PK-12 classroom is about teaching computers to do smart things, like learning from experience or understanding language. AI technologies can be used to enhance and support the learning environment from helping teachers write lesson plans to providing real-time feedback on student work. The goal is to create a more interactive, efficient, and tailored educational experience for students while complementing the role of teachers as facilitators and mentors. AI is not and should be a teacher's replacement.
Q. What are some examples of AI platforms teachers use at school? A. Glad you asked. You are probably familiar with Khan Academy, Duolingo for Schools, Edulastic, Quizizz, Kahoot, and more. These programs are built on an Artificial Intelligence platform for teachers to use and track a student's progress or performance level.
Q. Give me some more AI tools that will help me make my job easier. A. Certainly. These two AI tools are President Young's favorite right now:
WEEK 2 Q. What are some adaptive learning platforms and tools I am already using with my students that meet the individual needs of my students? A. There are quite a few adaptive learning platforms and tools that help you meet the needs of your students. Here are some of the popular ones:
Khan Academy: Offers personalized learning resources for students in various subjects.
Quizlet: Great for creating customized quizzes, flashcards, and study sets.
Duolingo: Ideal for language learning with its adaptive lessons and gamified approach.
IXL: Provides personalized learning in math, language arts, science, and social studies.
DreamBox: Focuses on adaptive math lessons for students from kindergarten to eighth grade.
Edpuzzle: Allows you to create interactive video lessons and track students' progress.