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AI in Education: The IDEAL Framework for Informed Learning

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With many questioning whether or not students get to use AI to support their learning, the truth is, they will be. Therefore, in an effort to help young people frame their digital citizenship in using these tools, I wanted to create a resource that was easy to remember and encapsulated…

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Free resource: The Little Book of Generative AI prompts for teachers

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Over the course of the last week or so, I’ve been sharing a number of resources about using Generative AI such as ChatGPT to help with the use of technology in the classroom. They’ve proved popular with many educators engaging with them. Here’s an example of the first one that…

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Free resource: Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education school policy template

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I shared on Twitter the other day that “When it comes to learning and teaching in an AI era, strong literacy skills have never been so important.”. The question often arises though when you are unsure about what to do when you’re not quite sure about how to do something,…

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Ten takeaways from the DfE’s Mobile phones in schools guidance

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The Department for Education has today released guidance on the use of mobile phones in schools. It is something which has been a hot topic for as long as mobile phones have been available to young people. The DfE have shared four key documents: Mobile phones in school: guidance Creating…

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Navigating and Leading on New Technology in Education

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Embracing the future of education requires more than just adopting new tools; it demands a shift in mindset and approach. Following a great meeting today with one of my British International School overseas clients that I’m supporting, I thought I’d pen some thoughts on embracing new technologies, digital strategy and…

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Free assembly / lesson presentation to support Safer Internet Day 2024 #SID2024

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I’ll of course start with the same message I’ve been sharing for many, many years, that every day should be a safer internet day. It’s been a personal pleasure to see more people take on and share this mantra over the years. The truth of the matter is though that…

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Ninety questions to ask vendors at #Bett2024 @bett_show based on the frustrations, desires and fears educators have around #EdTech

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With Bett starting tomorrow I was reflecting on why people attend the event in their droves every single year – of course, the obvious answer is the networking, but often it’s more to do with the CPD, to learn about new technologies and to speak with the companies that produce…

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It’s the final day of #24DaysOfAI and if you want to find out what’s behind door number 24, you’ll have to read the post that accompanies this entry…

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Welcome to Day 24 of #24DaysOfAI, our Appvent calendar for 2023. It’s been a labour of love sharing alternate days writing the posts between Ronan McNicholl and myself (Mark Anderson).  Choosing each day has been tough. There are lots of tools we could have included, especially those with lots of…

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On Day 23, the penultimate day of #24DaysOfAI, we share a #GenerativeAI tool on the #Appvent calendar worth exploring for a variety of reasons. Read on to learn more…

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Welcome to the penultimate day of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on Perplexity. AI tool of the day: Perplexity AI is a conversational AI tool similar to ChatGPT, which uses natural language processing and is also built upon GPT-4. Whilst both have similar origins, Perplexity differs…

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With only two more days of the #24DaysOfAI #Appvent calendar, day 22 reveals a great Chrome extension that helps make the most of video content on YouTube

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Welcome to day twenty-two of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on YouTube Summary (with ChatGPT extension). AI tool of the day: YouTube Summary makes it incredibly easy to produce a concise summary of any content within YouTube videos.   Educational Benefits:  This tool could be very useful…

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Welcome to Day 20 of the #24DaysOfAI #Appvent calendar where today we share a great tool with #AI baked in to help with quizzing and more, @GoFormative

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Welcome to day twenty of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on Formative. AI tool of the day: Formative is a popular platform for creating engaging assessment tools.  Recently, Formative has incorporated an AI content generator tool (currently in beta mode) which makes it easier for teachers…

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On Day 19 we open the door of the #24DaysOfAI #Appvent calendar to reveal a great tool for text summarisation which can do so much more…

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Welcome to day nineteen of the 2023 Appvent calendar, where today’s focus is on the innovative tool, TLDRthis. For those who might jest that TLDR (Too Long; Didn’t Read) has become de rigeur on social media as an essential add-on for every blog post, TLDRthis is a tool that turns…

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On day 18 of the #24DaysOfAI #Appvent calendar, we offer up a great tool for teaching STEM, Computational Thinking and more; Teachable Machine by Google

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Welcome to day eighteen of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on Teachable Machine by Google. AI tool of the day: Developed by Google, Teachable Machine can be used to train a computer to recognise images, sounds, and poses.   Educational Benefits:  Teachable Machine can be used to…

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Today on #24DaysOfAI we discover a super audio to text tool with some great features to help teachers and leaders alike…

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Welcome to day seventeen of our #24DaysOfAI Appvent calendar where today we will focus on AudioPen.ai. AudioPen.ai is designed to provide efficient voice-to-text conversion and summarisation, making it a valuable asset in educational settings across the UK. AI tool of the day: AudioPen.ai uses AI to offer voice note transcription…

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Day Fifteen of #24DaysOfAI on the #Appvent calendar brings us a fantastic chatbot that is perfect for coaching, support and professional development

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Welcome to day fifteen of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on a superb text GPT interface, primarily because of its brilliant voice chat interface. It is of course, if you haven’t heard of it, Pi, from Inflection AI. As you’ll have read on the previous day’s…

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We have hit the half way mark on #24DaysOfAI on the 2023 Appvent calendar with today’s App, Hello History!

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Welcome to day twelve of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on Hello History… Hello History provides a library of over 400 chatbots aligned to historical figures which students can use to improve their knowledge and understanding of historical events.   AI tool of the day: Hello History…

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Check out the useful tool for making resources behind door number nine on the #24DaysOfAI #Appvent calendar #AIinEdu #AIinEducation #EdTech

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Welcome to day nine of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on a great tool for creating images, posters and other graphics. Today’s brilliant free tool is ideogram! As you’ll have read on the previous day’s posts, with the furore around the usefulness of AI within EdTech,…

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Check out today’s #24DaysOfAI entry on the #Appvent calendar for a superb AI-enhanced design tool with great features for teachers

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Welcome to day seven of the 2023 Appvent calendar where today we will focus on a tool we’ve shared on the Appvent calendar before – Microsoft Designer! As you’ll have read on the previous day’s posts, with the furore around the usefulness of AI within EdTech, we decided this year…

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