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Navigating New Realms: Generative AI and Literacy Education

How is AI changing the way we teach and learn? In an interactive webinar, I joined Samantha L. Bart-Addison, Raúl Alberto Mora, and Peggy Semingson to discuss the applications for—and implications of—bringing generative AI and the tools it powers, such as ChatGPT, into schools and classrooms. We identified the knowledge needed to effectively incorporate generative…

Unmasking AI: How Intelligence is Molded and the Traps it Conceals – A Review of ‘Atlas of AI’

Kate Crawford’s “Atlas of AI” presents a unique perspective on artificial intelligence (AI). Rather than focusing solely on its technical aspects, she delves into the often-overlooked societal implications of AI, including its environmental footprint, political consequences, and ethical dilemmas. The Book in Three Sentences “Atlas of AI” by Kate Crawford is an insightful exploration of…

Leveraging Generative AI for STEAM Education: A Wicked Problem Assignment

In the dynamic realm of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education, educators continually seek innovative teaching methods that promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills. One approach I’ve adopted in one of my classes involves students tackling “wicked problems” using a STEAM lens. This unique assignment leverages generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and models…

Redefining Education – Equipping Students for a Complex Future

The world is becoming more complicated daily, with new challenges constantly emerging. To equip students for such a future, we must introduce them to these problems early on and provide them with the tools to approach them systematically and informally. This includes understanding technological advancements, being able to use digital tools effectively, and having a…

The Flaw in Our Screentime Considerations

The concept of screen time has always been controversial, with studies and experts often providing contradictory advice about the ideal amount of time we should spend in front of screens. The traditional approach to understanding screen time often considers it a single, unified entity – as if all screen time was created equal. However, this…

Exploring Humanity Through a Galactic Lens

Adrian Tchaikovsky’s sci-fi novel Children of Time crafts a stunning narrative about the bounds of human nature and evolution’s power across cosmic timescales. In a desperate attempt to preserve life on a dying Earth, humans seed potential planets with monkeys to rebuild civilization across the galaxy. On one planet, things evolve in unexpected ways as…

The Evolving Digital Commonplace Book

In an earlier post, I discussed some of the key challenges and opportunities of creating a digital commonplace book in our age of information overload. While I work to improve my own method for gathering, classifying, and accessing pertinent information, some further ideas have come to mind. In this post, I’ll discuss some of the…