Scaffolding Reading with GenAI

My students are reading a difficult article this week, so I thought I’d explore how to use GenAI to scaffold the reading. The class is “Culturally Sustaining Teaching with Technology”, and we have discussed Freire’s Critical Pedagogy as well as culturally responsive/sustaining pedagogy. I’m attempting to practice what I preach by providing resources but not […]

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From Surveillance to Support: Building Student Trust in the Era of AI

Note: This post originates from collaboration and discussions between Melissa, Punya, and Nicole. However, it is written from Nicole’s point of view as a current student, reflecting our efforts to explore student perspectives when considering the integration of AI in education.  Newsweek recently reported how a former educator and curriculum designer devised a strategy for “catching” students using […]

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Racist or Just Biased? It’s Complicated.

Note: This is a continuation of the shared blogging of Warr, Mishra, and Oster. In this post, Melissa wrote the first draft to which Punya and Nicole added substantial revisions and edits. “Science” is social. We build on each other’s ideas. We critique each other’s ideas. And that’s how these ideas get refined; and, hopefully, […]

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GenAI is Racist. Period.
GenAI is Racist, period.

Note 1: We have written a follow-up post that delves deeper into the “racist” vs “biased” responses- Racist or Just Biased? It’s Complicated Note 2: The shared blogging with Punya Mishra and Nicole Oster continues. Punya crafted the student essay and I generated and analyzed the data. Punya wrote the first draft which was then edited […]

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Should LLMs Have “More Complex Predictive Capabilities”? 🤔Implications for Personalized Learning

Today ChatGPT4o (the o stands for “omni” apparently 🤷🏼‍♀️) was helping me summarize some research I was working on. I gave it some slides of what I was analyzing and, after a few back-and-forths, it told me this: Overall, these differences highlight an evolution in the significance and influence of demographic and socioeconomic variables between […]

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ChatGPT Doesn’t Have a User’s Manual. Let’s Not Create One.

Note: This is the next post in the shared blogging experiment with Punya Mishra and Nicole Oster. This time we question what and how we should be teaching about generative AI. The core idea and first draft came from me, to which Punya and Nicole added revisions and edits. The final version emerged through a […]

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Not for the Truth of the Matter

Note: Featured image made with Adobe Firefly 3. I’ve written a fair number of posts lately where I’ve explored my experiences with large language models, like ChatGPT, and questioned whether what was happening was a “new” type of learning or simply an amplified or enhanced process that is basically the same as the other learning […]

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Learning with ChatGPT

*Cover image of me learning with a computer in a fairy tale created (obviously) with AI…Adobe Firefly, to be exact. I’ve been thinking a lot about what learning with generative AI is or could be. Is it different from other ways we learn? Does it call for a whole different theory of learning, or is […]

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Metaphors, Minds, Technology & Learning

Note: The shared blogging experiment with Punya Mishra and Nicole Oster continues. This time we delve into metaphors of the mind, technology and generative AI. The core idea and first draft came from me, to which Punya contributed a substantial rewrite. The final version emerged through a collaborative process between all three. The featured image above was created […]

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