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
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Updates in the World of AI

Authors: Samantha Goldman; info@ciddl.org

It seems we hear about a new iteration of ChatGPT or some other AI-related update every other day, if not more frequently. In this blog post, we will highlight a few interesting and exciting things that are available and on the horizon.  

Microsoft’s Copilot AI

Microsoft’s AI, Copilot, is being integrated into every aspect of the Microsoft suite. According to the website, CoPilot can track discussions, suggest action items, take written content and turn it into slides, and analyze data from which it can create visualizations and trackers. More specifically, Copilot can draft, edit, and summarize documents and help manage your inbox. While Copilot is not free, Microsoft has launched a subscription plan as an add-on to their Microsoft 365 plans. 

Outside of the Microsoft Suite, Copilot is leaving its mark on the Windows operating system. According to the website, the AI integration in the operating system can organize your windows, generate images, find relevant facts, and even detect what apps are safe to download. Finally, there has been a huge change in the world of keyboards. Windows is adding a dedicated Copilot key on its devices to further its use. 

Rabbit R1

Moving out of updating what we have and moving into a completely new space is Rabbit R1. Rather than taking an existing operating system, such as your phone, and upgrading it to work more efficiently with AI, the Rabbit creators developed an entirely new device, according to The AI Breakdown. Its tagline is “a personalized operating system through a natural language interface.” The device uses a “Large Action Model” with the idea that it will truly integrate all the aspects of your life and streamline them. 

Gemini

Gemini AI, formally known as Bard, is an advanced language model developed by Google’s OpenAI with natural conversation abilities, real-time response to situations, knowledge-based learning, and problem-solving skills. Gemini’s advanced capabilities include improving legibility, analyzing files, speaking multiple languages, and allowing collaboration. Additionally, prompts can be entered using text, voice, or image and can speak its responses, which embraces the variability of users and their needs. 

Implications for Teacher and Personnel Preparation

While there are so many applications for AI in teacher and personnel preparation, the ability of these tools to seamlessly integrate into and streamline the lives of teachers, related service personnel, and teacher educators cannot be overlooked. With the ability to minimize the number of steps to complete a task and to help manage and accomplish list items, the helpful and useful AI personal assistant is becoming a reality.

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