Hey, y’all. It’s the week of love (or the week of the most contrived commercial holiday in the history of ever), and I’m back with another 10 Things that I hope you love ;)
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My friend Dr. Scott McLeod has a new podcast focusing on redesigning lessons for deeper learning called, appropriately, “Redesigning for Deeper Learning.” The first two episodes are up now, the first focusing on annotation in high school language arts and the second on elementary writing on natural disasters.
From my coaching network here in the Bluegrass & Bourbon state, I learned about QuizWiz, an AI tool that will create short quizzes from a given text.
It’s time to admit that I swear more than I probably should. Never around students, of course, but around colleagues and at home… it’s bad. But it is who I am. And so, here’s an Ode to Swearing.
I love learning about scientific discoveries in history, especially when we think about the lack of scientific tools available in the past. Listening to Carl Sagan explain how Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the globe over 2,000 years ago is a charm. And it seems that da Vinci calculated the gravitational constant hundreds of years before Newton formalized the theory of gravity.
Speaking of writing, as the ongoing AI-wars rage and detection tools like GPTZero enter the market, TurnItIn will add an AI detection tool to their offerings by April 2023.
While others fight the losing fight of blocking and destroying all AI tools, some of us embrace them as best we can. My friend, Donnie Piercey, talks about his work using ChatGPT with his fifth-grade students.
This fall marks 30 years since I last took a step in a marching band (and we won a state championship). I’ll always have a soft spot for marching bands. This weekend, 6 HBCU marching bands take the field for the Battle of the Bands. You can watch it for free on their site (it should be AMAZING).
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Lastly, on a somber note, does flipped learning work? Hint: we have a lot of work to do.
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