Carl Azuz on Media Literacy and Journalism in Age of Machine Learning
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by John Spencer
1w ago
In my latest podcast episode, I talk to Carl Azuz, who shares insights into media literacy and current events within the K-12 classroom. Listen to the Podcast If you enjoy this blog but you’d like to listen to it on the go, just click on... The post Carl Azuz on Media Literacy and Journalism in Age of Machine Learning appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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From Battlefields to Common Ground: Embracing Nuance, Paradox, and Empathy in Education
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by John Spencer
1M ago
Something about the current educational climate has me feeling unsettled. Although I often write about PBL, educational technology, and student empowerment, I want to share something different this week. It’s about paradox, nuance, empathy, and the danger in making things a “war” in education. Listen... The post From Battlefields to Common Ground: Embracing Nuance, Paradox, and Empathy in Education appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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Crystal Frommert on How to Connect with Parents and Families in a Positive Way
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by John Spencer
1M ago
In my latest podcast, I interview Crystal Frommert, who shares insights and strategies for building and maintaining a positive relationship with parents / parental figures. She has a wealth of experience and I’m excited to share this with you. Listen to the Podcast If you... The post Crystal Frommert on How to Connect with Parents and Families in a Positive Way appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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Why AI Can’t Replace Teachers
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by John Spencer
2M ago
For all the hype about AI replacing teachers, the reality is that teachers are irreplaceable. It is a deeply human endeavor. The teachers who can leverage this human element through authentic learning will ultimately prepare students for an unpredictable world forged by AI. Listen to... The post Why AI Can’t Replace Teachers appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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Promoting Academic Integrity in the Age of Generative AI
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by John Spencer
2M ago
We often talk about the need for students to have voice and choice in their learning. We want them to engage in meaningful, productive struggle as they do projects and engage in problem-solving. But where does AI fit into this? In past articles, we’ve explored... The post Promoting Academic Integrity in the Age of Generative AI appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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Using AI to Bridge the Gap from Theory to Practice
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by John Spencer
3M ago
It’s easy to get dismissive about educational theory. I’ve heard teachers say “Don’t bother with the theory. Just focus on practical strategies.” But when done well, theory can provide a roadmap and framework we can use. It can be a nuanced dialogue that cuts to... The post Using AI to Bridge the Gap from Theory to Practice appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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How to Prevent AI from Doing All the Thinking
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by John Spencer
3M ago
Cognitive atrophy happens any time we lose the ability to engage in a mental process due to inactivity. In a world of Artificial Intelligence, we need to be cognizant of the dangers of cognitive atrophy so that we can continue to engage in curiosity, creativity,... The post How to Prevent AI from Doing All the Thinking appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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Grace Hawthorne on How to Make Possibilities Happen
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by John Spencer
3M ago
In my latest episode, Grace Hawthorne, author of Make Possibilities Happen, shares practical insights into how to spark creativity in students. She has a wealth of knowledge and shares key insights throughout this episode. Listen to the Podcast If you enjoy this blog but you’d... The post Grace Hawthorne on How to Make Possibilities Happen appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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Rethinking Information Literacy in an Age of AI
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by John Spencer
3M ago
Terms like “game-changing” and “disruptive” have become cliche in technology circles. As educators, we’ve seen the hype of 1:1 devices, paperless classrooms, interactive whiteboards, and a host of different education fads. However, AI feels different. We are living in a cultural moment where generative AI... The post Rethinking Information Literacy in an Age of AI appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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What Are the Bay Leaves of Education?
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by John Spencer
4M ago
A few years ago, I met a chef and asked him, “So, bay leaves? Do they even have a point? You can’t taste them. You have to take them out. They seem to get in the way.” He shook his head and said, “Nah, it’s... The post What Are the Bay Leaves of Education? appeared first on John Spencer ..read more
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