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How teachers make ethical judgments when using AI in the classroom

Credit: University of Southern California A teacher's gender and comfort with technology factor into whether artificial intelligence is adopted in the classroom, as shown in a new report from the USC Center for Generative AI and Society. The study, "AI in K-12 Classrooms: Ethical Considerations and Lessons Learned," explores how teachers make ethical

Emailing during Zoom meetings? New research shows benefits of multicommunication at work, in the classroom

Multicommunicating can be most beneficial when people can balance their divided attention and effectively manage the expectations of whoever they are communicating with, according to new research co-conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Credit: Rawpixel Ltd. / CC BY 2.0 In today's digital age, the need for multicommunicating has increased as people frequently juggle different communication tasks…

How AI can use classroom conversations to predict academic success

Scientists from Tsinghua University utilize text classification models and decision trees to see if in-class dialog can be used to predict a student's academic performance. Credit: Yuanyi Zhen and Jarder Luo, Tsinghua University The recent shift towards e-learning and online classrooms can provide valuable insight into patterns and behaviors that make students successful. Using the help of AI, researchers have determined what…

How to Tackle AI—and Cheating—in the Classroom

This past spring, as I closed out my 18th year of teaching, I felt anxiety that I’d never before felt at the end of a school year. By the time grades are submitted and signs of summer arrive, teachers are typically able to breathe for the first time in nine months. Instead of the relaxation, joy, and accomplishment that typically awaits the end of an academic year, I was consumed with worry that this might be the last time in a nearly two-decade career that I taught a class without having to worry about AI.I get it–AI has…

Will Poulter makes surprise visit to his sister’s London classroom | Lifestyle

Watch the moment Will Poulter paid a surprise visit to a London school for Thank a Teacher Day.The actor, who recently starred in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, popped into a classroom where his younger sister Charlie is a teaching assistant.“I am so proud of you,” Poulter told his sister, as he gave her a hug.“It’s national Thank a Teacher Day, so I wanted to say thank you to you and all of your colleagues, what you do is so amazing.” Watch the moment Will Poulter paid a surprise visit to a London school for…

Book examines classroom dialog across language and culture

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Teacher talk seems intuitive—the expert imparts knowledge onto novices, who passively receive expertise like a car or machine receives parts at every station on an assembly line. In reality, an effective teacher in an era of dynamic and higher literacies is less of a factory worker and more of an active negotiator who tries to understand where their students are coming from in order to reach…

Can phrases like ‘isn’t it?’ or ‘right?’ compromise classroom learning? New study answers

While teachers use the third-turn repeat strategy to encourage student inclusion, it might silence curiosity. Credit: Mika Ishino Classroom education, in an ideal sense, must engage all students in a constructive discussion with the teacher, making it the latter's responsibility to utilize different inclusive strategies. To bring the attention of distracted students back to the classroom discussion, teachers often have to use…