Saturday, November 18, 2023

Consultant: Teachers Who Keep Up With AI Get Most Out of It - Brandon Paykamian, Government Technology

According to recent research from the textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, nearly 40 percent of teachers surveyed by the company said they plan to integrate artificial intelligence tools into their instruction by the end of the 2023-24 school year. That figure is only expected to grow as AI-driven programs such as ChatGPT, Claude, Bard and Adobe Firefly continue to improve — almost at breakneck speed — for functions like assisting lesson planning and content generation, according to Monica Burns, a former teacher and ed-tech consultant. Speaking Tuesday as part of a webinar series about new classroom tools hosted by Verizon and Digital Promise, Burns said educators should stay up to date about developments in AI to get the most out of new tools and understand their limitations.