Thu.May 23, 2024

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AI has potential to upend student testing

Ask a Tech Teacher

AI has the potential to revolutionize education for better or worse–jury’s still out on that. No one denies it can make student testing more efficient, faster, possibly leading to better educational outcomes for all learners. Key positives: Tailor personalized learning paths Adapt testing to challenge students at their appropriate level of knowledge Provide instant feedback Reduce bias Analyze data quickly to find learning patterns and trends.

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Professors Try ‘Restrained AI’ Approach to Help Teach Writing

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When ChatGPT emerged a year and half ago, many professors immediately worried that their students would use it as a substitute for doing their own written assignments — that they’d click a button on a chatbot instead of doing the thinking involved in responding to an essay prompt themselves. But two English professors at Carnegie Mellon University had a different first reaction: They saw in this new technology a way to show students how to improve their writing skills.

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How to Host a Research Placement or Experience

All About STEM

Are you an employer or an academic institution? You can nurture future talent by hosting a Research Placement or Experience! Year 12 placement and experience students are bright, capable, and can complete a variety of tasks including data analysis, scoping, and experimental design.

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All the Tools You’ll Need for Differentiation

Middle Web

In Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau offer new teachers and classroom veterans the rationale for designing instruction to meet diverse student needs – and the means to manage it in the real world, says Cathy Gassenheimer. The post All the Tools You’ll Need for Differentiation first appeared on MiddleWeb.

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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Equipping Students with 21st Century Skills via Makerspaces and 3D Printing

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Incorporating 3D printing technology and enhancing makerspaces can be challenging due to the need for adequate training, resources, and curriculum alignment. Despite these hurdles, more schools are creating makerspaces to provide students a space for creative design. These collaborative workspaces give students dynamic opportunities to unleash their creativity and develop key skills needed to deal with real-life challenges.