A DIESOL Offering
Guest post by Heidi Dumke I’ve been an educator since my college years, but in 2018 I returned to school to get my teaching credential in secondary education. Zoom forward to 2019, which is when I landed my first full-time position as an 8th-grader teacher. In 2019-2020 I created curricula for distance learning, adapting materials…
We’ve all seen different levels of Deepfakes over the years, all continually more impressive from one iteration to the next. But this article by Professor Ethan Mollick about his attempts to do it himself showed me just how easy it was. Below, I followed his exact steps (I’ll re-explain below), and this is what I…
While ChatGPT and other generative text platforms seem to be the focal points for those of us experimenting with AI, we have a lot of great options for using other AI tools to help with language development. AI image generators have a ton of potential in the ESL classroom, and practicing descriptive language may prove…
Let’s start with my own bias: Microsoft makes troubled products, and their constant rush to be first to market tends to make for bloated and confusing software. Most people talk about Zune or Clippy, but let’s stick with AI. Microsoft had a famously embarrassing kerfuffle with their first public attempt at using an AI Bot…
Nearly as soon as ChatGPT was released, teachers couldn’t even catch their breath before announcements of so-called AI Detectors began to flood the market. They started with GPTzero, but it didn’t take long for more and more to show up. Open AI, the company that runs ChatGPT even had to build their own detector. But…
Since the launch of ChatGPT, I’ve been asked to present at conferences, webinars, and school meetings about Artificial Intelligence and its potential impact on the classroom, teachers, and education at large. While I’ve been enjoying sharing and learning, there is one key message I’ve been compelled to push: As educators, we have a moral imperative…
Should we still write?
“I don’t know what I think until I write it down”
Does the world need teachers?
“Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be replaced by a computer.”