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Ed3 Weekly Issue #51: Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
ChatGPT and AI are revolutionizing education in the web3 era
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In this issue, we continue exploring how AI is increasingly becoming a focus on how it will play an essential role in the future of education.
Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has announced that AI will be its primary focus. This reflects an industry wide trend towards large language models (LLMs) and the importance of advanced technologies in education.
We will also look at how teachers can leverage the power of LLMs like OpenAI's ChatGPT to improve their workflow and productivity. I’ll share five ChatGPT Chrome extensions that teachers can use to create custom templates, access AI-assisted writing capabilities, get quick summaries of YouTube videos, clip content and share it with ChatGPT, and communicate with ChatGPT using their voice.
As the development of AI continues to advance rapidly, we must also consider the potential impact it could have on society. I’ll share a New York Times opinion piece that raises questions about the unforeseen consequences of AI and whether the benefits outweigh the risks. It also examines the implications of AI on the job market and how educators can prepare students for the skills that will be in demand in the future.
Finally, we share insights from a recent episode of New View EDU, where experts discuss the integration of AI tools like ChatGPT into educational systems. They stress the importance of schools training students and staff on the appropriate usage of rapidly changing technologies like AI, while also recognizing that large language models cannot replicate student voice.
Here are links to this week’s resources:
🌐 Read why Zuck is starting to focus on AI
💻 Useful Chrome tricks for chatGPT
🤖 NYTimes is doing a deep dive into all things AI
🎧 Listen to a podcast about schools and LLMs
This article is about an announcement by Meta that AI will be its primary focus going forward. Mark Zuckerberg stated that the company's "single largest investment is in advancing AI and building it into every one of our products."
As web3 continues to transform education, it is clear that AI will play an increasingly important role in shaping the future of learning. With Meta's renewed focus on AI, the company is likely to be at the forefront of developing innovative AI-powered educational tools, such as chatbots, personalized learning programs, and virtual assistants for teachers. The jury is still out if this is a good thing or not considering their history of data-harvesting in the web2 ecosystem.
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The article discusses how teachers can improve their workflow and productivity using five ChatGPT Chrome extensions. The five ChatGPT Chrome extensions covered in the article are Promptheus, Text Blaze, ChatGPT in Google Sheets and Docs, YouTube Summary with ChatGPT, and ChatGPT Web Clipper.
Here are summaries of what each can do:
Promptheus is a Chrome extension that enables teachers to use their voice instead of typing to communicate with ChatGPT
Text Blaze helps teachers create custom templates for frequently used phrases and ChatGPT commands, avoiding the need to repeatedly type the same commands
ChatGPT in Google Sheets and Docs integrates ChatGPT into Google Sheets and Docs, allowing users to access AI-assisted writing capabilities directly within these tools
YouTube Summary with ChatGPT provides quick summaries of YouTube videos using OpenAI’s ChatGPT AI technology
ChatGPT Web Clipper is a Chrome extension that allows teachers to clip content and share it with ChatGPT
This New York Times opinion piece discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence on society, arguing that the development of AI could have unforeseeable and profound consequences for humanity. The author Ezra Klein describes a world in which ChatGPT-like programs shape and govern our lives and cautions that the improvement curve of AI is difficult to appreciate. Are the benefits of developing AI worth the risk of unforeseen calamity? Klein suggests that we may not have the luxury of time to deliberate as the technology moves quickly.
The development of AI will have a significant impact on the job market and the skills that will be needed for the workforce of the future. It is important for educators to prepare students for this shift by developing skills that are complementary to AI and will not be easily replaced by it. This could include skills such as critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence, and complex problem-solving. I am not saying that the sole role of education is to prepare young people for the job market, but I also want to make sure that our future generations are not moving home to live in our basements.
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This recent episode of New View EDU delves into the impact of artificial intelligence, specifically ChatGPT, on the future of education. Host Tim Fish speaks with Christina Lewellen, of ATLIS, and Paul Turnbull, head of school at Mid-Pacific Institute, about how AI tools like ChatGPT can be integrated into educational systems. They discuss the potential uses of ChatGPT in the classroom, including peer editing, framing drafts, and search aggregation for a more natural and deeper research experience.
Christina and Paul agree that it is important for schools to decide how to incorporate rapidly changing technologies like AI into their curriculum and train students and staff on their appropriate usage. They also emphasize that LLMs cannot replicate student voice, and there are ethical implications that schools must consider. Overall, they remain optimistic about the potential of AI in the future of education, and how it can unleash new forms of creativity from both students and educators.
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