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  • Posted 2024-07-18 10:00:00 by: Melinda King

    This is an edition of our Future of Learning newsletter. Sign up today to get it delivered straight to your inbox. There’s little doubt that artificial intelligence will fundamentally alter how classrooms operate. But just how much bot-fueled instruction is too much? I chatted with Hechinger contributor Chris Berdik about his recent story, co-published with […] The post AI vs. humans: Who comes out ahead? appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-16 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    As the use of artificial intelligence grows, teachers are trying to protect the integrity of their educational practices and systems. When we see what AI can do in the hands of our students, it’s hard to stay neutral about how and if to use it. Of course, we worry about cheating; AI can be used […] The post OPINION: What teachers call AI cheating, leaders in the workforce might call progress appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-15 21:01:06 by: Melinda King

    LEXINGTON, Nebraska – Naidid Aguilera se sentía atrapada. Atrapada en su trabajo en una planta empacadora de carne de Tyson. Atrapada en una ciudad del centro de Nebraska después de emigrar de México aproximadamente 15 años antes con su esposo. En lugar de trabajar como maestra de escuela primaria, el trabajo de sus sueños, pasaba […] The post Un pequeño pueblo rural en Nebraska necesitaba más cuidado infantil en español. Esto fue lo que se hizo para obtenerlo appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-15 10:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Ever since the pandemic shut down schools in the spring of 2020, education researchers have pointed to tutoring as the most promising way to help kids catch up academically. Evidence from almost 100 studies was overwhelming for a particular kind of tutoring, called high-dosage tutoring, where students focus on either reading or math three to […] The post PROOF POINTS: New studies of online tutoring highlight troubles with attendance and larger tutoring groups appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-15 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    The U.S. currently does not have enough scientists to compete as a global leader in emerging high-tech fields. Despite our national deficit in scientists, less than 30 percent of professors in STEM fields in the U.S. are women, even though women earn 40 percent of all doctorates in science, technology, engineering and math. Each year, […] The post OPINION: We need more women scientists, and there’s a lot more that universities can do about it appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-12 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    Why do so many young children struggle with word problems in math? Researchers believe one reason is that students often learn to interpret word problems by focusing on key words such as “and” or “total.” Relying too much on key words can lead students astray, particularly because word problems get more complex as students go […] The post Teaching word problems in the early grades appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-10 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    ATLANTA — Science teacher Daniel Thompson circulated among his sixth graders at Ron Clark Academy on a recent spring morning, spot checking their work and leading them into discussions about the day’s lessons on weather and water. He had a helper: As Thompson paced around the class, peppering them with questions, he frequently turned to […] The post What aspects of teaching should remain human? appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-09 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    If we are to believe the current rapturous cheerleading around artificial intelligence, education is about to be transformed. Digital educators, alert and available at all times, will soon replace their human counterparts and feed students with concentrated personalized content. It’s reminiscent of a troubling experiment from the 1960s, immortalized in one touching image: an infant […] The post OPINION: School counselors are scarce, but AI could play an important role in helping them reach more students appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-08 10:00:00 by: Melinda King

    When ChatGPT was released to the public in November 2022, advocates and watchdogs warned about the potential for racial bias. The new large language model was created by harvesting 300 billion words from books, articles and online writing, which include racist falsehoods and reflect writers’ implicit biases. Biased training data is likely to generate biased […] The post PROOF POINTS: Asian American students lose more points in an AI essay grading study — but researchers don’t know why appeared first on The Hechinger ...

  • Posted 2024-07-08 05:00:00 by: Melinda King

    When I first started teaching middle school, I did everything my university prep program told me to do in what’s known as the “workshop model.” I let kids choose their books. I determined their independent reading levels and organized my classroom library according to reading difficulty. I then modeled various reading skills, like noticing the […] The post TEACHER VOICE: Everything I learned about how to teach reading turned out to be wrong appeared first on The Hechinger ...