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Three Free & Easy Tools to Support Tiered Reading in Your Classroom

Making reading content accessible to all learners in the classroom is critical. But how can educators provide access to grade-level content for learners needing reading and comprehension support? ChatGPT, Rewordify, and Textcompactor can be used to support tiered reading in the classroom.

Using the AI Bill of Rights to Guide Education’s use of AI and the European Commission’s “Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Learning” to Guide the Future of AI in Education Part 2 of 2

Looking specifically at the impact of AI on six areas of education, the guidance includes specific competencies and indicators to guide ethical AI use in schools in Europe.
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Using the AI Bill of Rights to Guide Education’s use of AI and the European Commission’s “Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Learning” to Guide the Future of AI in Education Part 1 of 2

In a previous CIDDL blog, we provided a step-by-step usage guide of this emerging technology known as ChatGPT. The artificial intelligence (AI) tool, which launched at the end of 2022, has been sending shockwaves through the world of education. Questions about how to determine if an AI wrote a paper or a human, the impact of AI on cheating, and how AI will change how we teach are circulating among communities. And, making national news, is the number of districts whose immediate response is to ban these technologies, such as New York, Los Angeles, and Baltimore.
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AI to Support Literacy

With the launch of ChatGPT, talks of how AI will change the classroom are making headlines across the nation. But, AI has been embedded in tools we use to support students with the reading and writing process for a long time. What’s different now? The fact that the AI can generate an entire essay, albeit many teachers would only grade it as B or C work, at best.
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CIDDL: One of 30 OSEP Funded Technical Assistance Centers

At the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) 2023 Annual Convention, Dr. Larry Wexler, the Director of Research to Practice of the Office of Special Education shared an overview of each of the OSEP funded centers. CIDDL was one of the 30 centers he highlighted and we wanted to share the list with you!
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Mobile Learning and Mobile Devices

One of the possible silver linings of the pandemic has been the proliferation of available mobile devices (e.g., iPad, Chromebooks, Smartphones) across our preK-12 learning environments. Where once schools were considering whether to purchase mobile learning carts or add a computer lab, technology investments today find an overwhelming majority of preK-12 learners (some estimates suggest over 85%) with access to their own mobile learning device. With increased investments, teachers and learners are increasingly relying on the device as a foundational element of instruction and subsequent learning.