Podcasts and Videos

ThinkCast - Gartner - Generative AI in Education

AI in the Classroom - friend or foe

The AI Dilemma (from the team who did The Social Dilemma)

Papers and Articles

AI in Eduction - Submissions to theHouse Standing Committee on Employment Education and Training (ISA is number 22)

Photographer wins award with AI Generated Image

AI Translates Cuneiform

ChatGPT Rival Claude 2 launches (one to watch)

Saving the Barrier Reef

DishBrain wins grant to merge AI with human brain cells

Sam Altman's eyeball scanning crypto start up (!)

Diverse Learning Tools:

  • Interactive and Adaptive Tutors:AI-powered virtual tutors can adapt to the pace and level of understanding of each child. They can provide real-time feedback, explanations, and additional examples, ensuring that the child grasps concepts at their own speed.
    • Carnegie Learning: Offers AI-driven math tutoring platforms that adapt to students' individual needs and provide real-time feedback.
    • ScribeSense: An AI-powered tool that provides personalized feedback on writing assignments.
  • Alternative Formats for Content:For children with disabilities such as visual impairment, generative AI can convert traditional learning materials into accessible formats such as braille, audio, or tactile graphics. This promotes inclusivity and equal access to education.
    • Braigo Labs: Developed a low-cost Braille printer using AI and robotics technology to help visually impaired individuals access printed content.
    • OrCam MyEye: A wearable device that uses AI to assist people with visual impairments by reading text aloud.
  • Language and Communication Assistance:Children with speech and language disorders can benefit from AI-generated communication tools. These tools can assist in forming sentences, practicing pronunciation, and improving vocabulary, enhancing their ability to express themselves effectively.
    • Proloquo2Go: A communication app that assists individuals with speech difficulties by generating speech based on text input.
    • Google's AutoML Natural Language: Provides language processing capabilities to build custom language models for various applications.
  • Creativity and Expression:AI tools can help children explore their creativity by generating art, music, and stories. This can be particularly beneficial for children who struggle with traditional means of expression due to motor or cognitive difficulties.
    • Artbreeder: Uses generative AI to create unique artworks by blending and evolving existing images.
    • Amper Music: AI-driven music composition tools that allow users to create music tracks easily.
  • Assistive Writing Tools:Children with dyslexia or other writing challenges can benefit from AI-powered tools that correct spelling and grammar, offer sentence suggestions, and provide readability enhancements.
    • Grammarly: An AI-powered writing assistant that helps users correct grammar and spelling errors and improve writing clarity.
    • Co:Writer: A word prediction tool that assists individuals with writing difficulties by suggesting words as they type.
    • Bionic Reader: Reformats text for easier readability.
  • Real-time Translation and Accessibility:Generative AI can assist children who are non-native speakers or those learning multiple languages. It can provide real-time translations and help them understand content in their preferred language.
    • Google Translate: Provides real-time translation between languages, aiding language learners and non-native speakers.
    • Ava: An app that uses speech recognition to provide real-time captions for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Scaffolding Complex Topics:AI-generated explanations and step-by-step breakdowns can help children tackle complex subjects in manageable segments. This can be especially useful for children who struggle with abstract concepts.
    • Wolfram Alpha: A computational knowledge engine that can generate step-by-step solutions for complex math and science problems.
  • Motivation and Engagement:Interactive AI applications can gamify the learning experience, making it more engaging and motivating for children with diverse learning needs. This can foster a positive attitude toward learning.
    • Kahoot!: An interactive game-based learning platform that engages students in quizzes and surveys while promoting learning.
  • Data-Driven Insights:AI can analyze learning patterns and provide educators with insights into each child's progress, areas of improvement, and individual strengths. This data can inform personalized teaching strategies.
    • Knewton: In addition to personalized content, Knewton also provides data analytics and insights to educators about students' learning patterns and progress.
  • Remote Learning Support:Generative AI can enhance remote learning by providing supplemental resources, virtual labs, and interactive simulations that might not be available in a physical classroom.
    • Labster: Offers virtual lab simulations to supplement science education in remote or under-equipped settings.
    • Minecraft: Educational Edition incorporates interactive elements to teach various subjects in a virtual environment.
  • Social Skills Development:AI-powered simulations can create safe environments for practicing social interactions and communication skills. Children on the autism spectrum, for example, can learn and rehearse social cues, emotions, and appropriate responses.
    • Emotibot: An AI-powered platform that helps individuals, including children, improve their emotional intelligence and communication skills through conversation and interaction.
  • Emotional Support and Well-being:Generative AI can be used to develop digital companions that offer emotional support and companionship. These companions can help children manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional challenges.
    • Woebot: A chatbot designed to provide emotional support and cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques to users, including children.