1. AI Episode 1: Intro to Artificial Intelligence in Teaching
  2. AI Episode 2: What Does An AI Teaching Assistant Look Like?
  3. AI Episode 3: Implications for Thought Leaders and Policy Developers
  4. Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs
  5. Assistive Technology to Support Writing
  6. Enhancing Instruction and Empowering Educators with AI Tools and Technology
  7. So, AI Ruined Your Term Paper Assignment?
  8. Step by Step Use of Chat GPT
  9. CIDDL ChatGPT: Summarizing Text
  10. CIDDL ChatGPT: Solving Multiple Choice Questions
  11. Equity, Diversity, and Access to Technology in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  12. CIDDL ChatGPT: Writing Programs
  13. CIDDL ChatGPT: Solving Word Problems
  14. Artificial Intelligence: Positives and Negatives in the Mathematics Classroom
  15. AI to Support Literacy
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Three Free & Easy Tools to Support Tiered Reading in Your Classroom
  19. The Question of Equity in the Age of ChatGPT
  20. CIDDList: 5 AIs You Need to Check Out This Summer!
  21. Mixed Reality Simulations, Personalized Learning, AI, and the Future of Education with Dr. Chris Dede
  22. Foundations for AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning from the US Department of Educational Technology
  23. Apple Enters the AR/VR/MR/XR Scene
  24. ChatGPT, AIs, and the IEP?
  25. There’s An AI for That: A Site Dedicated to Curating AIs
  26. UDL, Design Learning, and Personalized Learning
  27. Embracing the Future: How Teachers Can Harness AI at the Beginning of the School Year
  28. Empowering Special Education Faculty: Navigating the AI Landscape in Higher Education for 2023-2024.
  29. CIDDList: Back-to-School Checklist for Technology in Teacher Preparation Courses
  30. Cracking the Code: Students with Disabilities in the Computer Sciences 
  31. UNESCO Discusses Artificial Intelligence
  32. AI-integrated Apps for Those with Visual Impairments: Camera-Based Identifiers and Readers
  33. Publishers Respond to Generative AI
  34. K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist
  35. CIDDL Talks How AI Will Change Special Education at TED
  36. Re-designing and Aligning an Intro to Special Education Class to the UDL Framework through Technology Integration: Minimizing Threats and Distractions
  37. Resources for Learning About AI Going Into 2024
  38. Artificial Intelligence in Education 2023: A Year in Review
  39. Revolutionizing Mathematics Education in K-12 with AI: The Role of ChatGPT
  40. Image Generating AI and Implications for Teacher Preparation
  41. Are We There Yet? AI for Statistical Analysis
  42. Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi
  43. Emerging Trends in Special Education Technology: A Doctoral Scholar Symposium
  44. 2024: A Space Odyssey? How AI and Technology of the Present Compares to HAL9000 and the Predictions of 2001: A Space Odyssey
  45. Using ChatGPT for Writing Lesson Plans
  46. Updates in the World of AI
  47. CIDDList: Exploring GPTs Available with ChatGPT Plus
  48. Prompt Engineering for Teachers Using Generative AI: Brainstorming Activities and Resources
  49. Understanding the AI in Your Classroom
  50. Jump on the MagicSchool.ai Bus!
  51. Using AI-Powered Chatbot for Reading Comprehension
  52. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Cognitive Load
  53. Apple Intelligence: How Apple’s AI for the Rest of Us Will Impact Special Education Personnel Preparation
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Resources for Learning About AI Going Into 2024

Author: James D. Basham, Ph.D., University of Kansas and Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D., University of Central Florida ; info@ciddl.org

Since the public release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in 2022, the CIDDL team has been inundated with inquiries about artificial intelligence (AI) use as it relates to preparing personnel and supporting students with disabilities. The CIDDL team has attempted to support the field’s understanding of AI, from everyday considerations for classroom use to emerging topics, policies, and applications. But one of the questions we often get asked is, “How does someone stay up-to-date on AI.” Then, in special education, people usually add “as it relates to students with disabilities.”  We often point people to the CIDDL website, not because we do daily posts on AI but because the team is gathering information from multiple sources, interpreting that information, and then attempting to provide concise and timely guidance. 

As technology researchers, we often have to draw upon sources outside of education to build an understanding of topics. For instance, we might read an academic article in another field or a technical report from AI researchers, interpret information, maybe test something, and then convert it into considerations for the field of special education. Other times, CIDDL team members listen to podcasts, identify key topics, seek primary source material, discuss issues internally or with other technology colleagues, and then develop considerations for the field. Our paths of understanding might seem opaque for people with limited knowledge of the history, theories, and practices that drive innovation, technology, and its adoption in society, education, and special education, which is why this question is always hard to answer. 

Nonetheless, as people are entering winter break and potentially looking for readings or podcasts to catch up on, we are providing you with a list for your consideration. Not all will align with your perspective, but each will provide you with considerations for navigating the future. These are not in any order:

Books and Other Readings:

Diamandis, P. H., & Kotler, S. (2020). The future is faster than you think: How converging technologies are transforming business, industries, and our lives. Simon & Schuster.

Marcus, G., & Davis, E. (2019). Rebooting AI: Building artificial intelligence we can trust. Vintage.

Suleyman, M. (2023). The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first Century's Greatest Dilemma. Crown.

Susskind, D. (2020). A world without work: Technology, automation and how we should respond. Penguin UK.

Tegmark, M. (2018). Life 3.0: Being human in the age of artificial intelligence. Vintage.

Russell, S. (2019). Human compatible: Artificial intelligence and the problem of control. Penguin. 

UNESCO Artificial Intelligence in Education https://www.unesco.org/en/digital-education/artificial-intelligence 

UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence https://www.unesco.org/en/articles/recommendation-ethics-artificial-intelligence 

U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Technology (OET) guidance on AI https://tech.ed.gov/ai/ 

Webb, A. (2019). The big nine: How the tech titans and their thinking machines could warp humanity. Hachette UK.

Webb, A., & Hessel, A. (2022). The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology. Hachette UK.


This Week In Tech (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

This Week In Google https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google 

The AI Breakdown: The most important news and discussions in AI.  https://theaibreakdown.beehiiv.com/ 

This Day in AI: This Day in AI Podcast is a podcast all about AI.https://www.thisdayinai.com/ 

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