In our most recent CIZZLE, Ruth Ziolkowski from TextHelp and Don Johnston shared about the Literacy Toolbars designed to support learners with reading and writing support needs. Though supports, like read aloud, are becoming more common on publisher’s platforms, the benefit to toolbars, Ruth shares, is that they are always there, regardless of the platform. She compared this to always knowing where your measuring cups are in your kitchen.
CIDDList: 10 Podcasts You Should Listen to This Summer
It’s hard to believe that the spring semester is almost over. Whether you are teaching classes this summer, taking an exotic vacation (check out our must-haves for packing), or stay-cationing from your couch, summer is this elusive time where you tell yourself you are going to do all the things that you didn’t during the academic year. One of those, for me at least, is catching up on the trending topics in education.
So, AI Ruined Your Term Paper Assignment?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made headlines since the release of ChatGPT at the end of 2022. The current advances in AI have changed the game for the future of writing. To this end, higher education and K-12 school faculty throughout the land cried foul because it ruined their course term papers, automatic answering of multiple-choice tests, or writing of any basic writing prompt. The resolution to this problem varies with most electing to ban the technology however, this is not a viable solution!
Opportunities to Respond: Engagement Meets Technology
The concept of Opportunities to Respond (OTR) is an instructional-based strategy that encourages students to respond in different forms. Some of these opportunities may be errorless, yes/ no, or multiple choice. Using this strategy encourages more students to participate, and be more engaged, in the class.
Supporting Peer Interactions Online
With the growing interest in online education – and especially after the global COVID-19 pandemic forced schools across the world to turn to online education – how can we continue to support peer interactions?