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Artificial Intelligence in Education
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are phrases that we are hearing more of nowadays.
The range of applications using this technology is varied, from assisting with directions to finding the shortest route somewhere to improving workflow and efficiencies in manufacturing.
In education, the ability to analyse large data sets and predict student outcomes is starting to be investigated to assist teachers. While AI and ML can assist with tasks that are repetitive, time consuming and often mind numbingly boring, should they be used to make decisions that have a direct impact on student interactions and learning? The need for ethical applications of the technology is imperative, but what ethical framework will we adopt?
For me, the wisdom and intuition of a teacher who can look past the analysed data and get to the core business of teaching, which is building relationships with students so they can be the best version of themselves possible, is valuable above and beyond anything technology can offer. AI and ML can give us insights, but the teacher will always be the most important form of intelligence in the room.
Have a read of this article and start a discussion in your staffroom.
- Adrian Francis
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Heading to uLearn this year? So are the UTB team!
Lara, Donna and Mark will be presenting sessions on a range of topics. You’ll also be able to find us in the exhibition hall where we have a booth. We’ll be joined by our shiny, new team mate - Tim Thatcher. Make sure you come along and say hello and find out what we’re up to.
We’ll be running a competition and have some great prizes from PBTech up for grabs.
Join us for one of our sessions or see us at the booth to find out more!
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JoeZoo Express - Chrome Add-on
Are you using rubrics with your students and need a quick easy way to embed them into Google Docs?
JoeZoo Express is an Add-on that allows you to create customised rubrics that you can use time and time again. You're able to select as many rows and columns as you need.
They are fully editable by both you and you students.
JoeZoo allows you to perform other tasks as well, however the free version is amazing for it's rubric building options.
Take a look if you've never used it before - it's definitely a timesaver.
Poll Everywhere + Google Slides = A match made in heaven!
Poll Everywhere is a fantastic tool for promoting student voice and engagement. Most features are free for educators and we love the live word clouds and text walls! What's even better is the Poll Everywhere for Google Slides Chrome extension, which lets you embed your questions and responses within Google Slides. Responses will appear instantly on the slide in real time.
Created with images by Owen Beard - "My best friend Pepper" • Samuel Ferrara - "untitled image" • evondue - "checklist choice priorities survey questionnaire tick check" • Alex Litvin - "Projector rays" • Engin_Akyurt - "rope connect solid"