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Artificial Intelligence

Find out how artificial intelligence could change education, inside the classroom and out

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AI Literacy, Explained
Now that AI is expected to influence fields from medicine to policing, what do students need to understand about the technology?
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Classroom Technology Which Teachers Are More Likely to Use AI Chatbots?
A growing number of teachers are using AI-powered chatbots for work, but there’s a gap opening up among younger and older teachers.
Arianna Prothero, June 14, 2024
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Classroom Technology 4 Things to Know About AI's 'Murky' Ethics
Teachers and high school students see plenty of ethical gray areas and potential for long-term problems with AI.
Alyson Klein, June 12, 2024
4 min read
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products on the Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif., on June 10, 2024.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products on the Apple campus in Cupertino, Calif., on June 10, 2024.
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Classroom Technology AI Features Are Coming to iPhones and Macs. What It Means for Schools
AI writing assistants and a calculator that can solve complex equations are some of the features that could have implications for teachers.
Lauraine Langreo, June 11, 2024
3 min read
Image of a vision with AI and lots of sticky notes showing things "to do" before teachers can harness the power of it.
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Classroom Technology Opinion I Was an AI Optimist. Now I’m Worried It’s Making Teacher Burnout Worse
When ChatGPT first gained popularity, I thought it would help educators. We still have a long way to go to live up to that promise.
Priten Shah, June 5, 2024
4 min read
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Federal A Bipartisan Bill Aims to Boost AI Education for K-12 Teachers
A new bill would create a grant program at the National Science Foundation focused on AI and K-12 schools.
Alyson Klein, May 28, 2024
4 min read
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Classroom Technology The AI Tools for Teachers Are Getting More Robust. Here's How
The new tools increase urgency for PD on using generative AI.
Lauraine Langreo, May 24, 2024
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Classroom Technology Video How Pedagogy Can Catch Up to Artificial Intelligence
Educators need to start considering how AI's capabilities should change what students learn, experts say.
Alyson Klein, May 22, 2024
1 min read
Illustration of a large, sinking iceberg forming the letters "AI" as a business professional stands on the tip of the iceberg that remains above water with his hands on his hips and looking out into the large sea.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center The AI Classroom Hype Is All Wrong, Some Educators Say
Amid all the encouragement to try the technology, there are plenty of educators who don’t plan to start.
Lauraine Langreo, May 14, 2024
1 min read
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Special Education The Pros and Cons of AI in Special Education
AI can make special educators' jobs easier by handling paperwork and serving as an adaptive tool. But there are privacy and other concerns.
Alyson Klein, May 13, 2024
9 min read
Special Education Video How Schools Can Use AI to Lighten the Load for Special Education Teachers
A look at some of the use cases for AI in special education, and some of the precautions educators should take when incorporating AI.
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Classroom Technology What Worries District Tech Leaders Most About AI? (It’s Not About Teaching)
A new report from the Consortium for School Networking explores district tech leaders' top priorities and challenges.
Lauraine Langreo, May 10, 2024
3 min read
Signage is shown outside on the grounds of Pikesville High School, May 2, 2012, in Baltimore County, Md. The most recent criminal case involving artificial intelligence emerged in late April 2024, from the Maryland high school, where police say a principal was framed as racist by a fake recording of his voice.
Police say a principal was framed making racist remarks through a fake recording of his voice at Pikesville High School, a troubling new use of AI that could affect more educators. A sign announces the entrance to the Baltimore County, Md., school on May 2, 2012.
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School & District Management Deepfakes Expose Public School Employees to New Threats
The only protection for school leaders is a healthy dose of skepticism.
Olina Banerji, May 8, 2024
7 min read
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School & District Management Opinion 8 Steps to Revolutionize Education
Artificial intelligence is just one of the ways that educators can create a system "breakthrough," explains Michael Fullan.
Michael Fullan, May 8, 2024
4 min read