Category: Ed Tech

  • AI Voice Synthesis for the WAB Podcast

    AI Voice Synthesis for the WAB Podcast

    How we used ElevenLabs to create an AI ‘guest’ for a 2-min clip in a podcast episode.

  • AI Feedback with CoPilot

    AI Feedback with CoPilot

    How can the FreeStyle tool in CoPilot be used to give feedback on student writing samples against written descriptors?

  • AI Tools for Inclusion & Multilingual Learners

    AI Tools for Inclusion & Multilingual Learners

    Some AI tools have potential to save teachers a lot of time in supporting their learners, through making content more accessible and working across languages. Here is a quick slide-deck with some examples (there are many more), mostly using Education CoPilot’s AI FreeStyle space. You can copy the prompts and try in whatever tools you…

  • We Don’t Need an “AI Policy”

    We Don’t Need an “AI Policy”

    Schools that maintain a focus on building a culture of academic integrity through knowing our learners, iterating and evolving will be better-adapted to the opportunities and challenges of AI in education. The ripples of AI tools have been present in the waters of education for the last year or more, but the massive rock-splash of…

  • This Post Was Also Written By AI

    This Post Was Also Written By AI

    Implications & Opportunities for Teaching & Learning In the two months since my last post on this topic, the AI-powered world has gone WILD. Large Language Model (LLM’s) like GPT3 are freely available and easily accessible, and example outputs from OpenAI’s ChatGPT are all over Twitter. AI Art is exploding, HuggingFace developer community is sharing…

  • This Post Was Written By AI

    This Post Was Written By AI

    Strap in, as developments in AI, Machine Learning and automation have come thick and fast over the last two years, and really exploded over the last six months. This post is a demonstration of a couple of (free or trial version) tools that showcase capabilities in AI that will doubtless have an impact on the…

  • Personal Project Quick Comment Spreadsheet

    Personal Project Quick Comment Spreadsheet

    UPDATE 2022: Thanks to Terea Marcum for updating this for the new Guide. Please click here to see her version. Thank-you!  Spreadsheet to help with comment generation and moderation of MYP Personal Project. It is a long job, particularly with large class sizes and teachers working across time zones. The comment bank aims to help…

  • Reductive Rubrics, Authenticity & Opportunities for Learning

    A quick post to share an animated gif, made in the new Keynote 9 update. It is a rebuild of a lower-quality animation I made years ago and use often, inspired by a cartoon I saw but cannot track down again (and I’d love to find it). I have used it in the context of…

  • My Top #EdTech in 2018

    This year I jumped the Great Firewall and landed in China, in a new life and new role as High School Learning & Technology Coach. It has been a great learning experience so far, and as a techy learning nerd, I’ve been able to try out new tools for learning and supporting teachers. I’m not…

  • Connecting ISTE NETS & IB ATL Skills

    Back in 2016-17, I worked with a group on a project to connect the IB ATL Skills to the ISTE Standards for Students and AASL Standards, to generate our own school’s Instructional Technology & Information Literacy (ITIL) Standards. CA is a three-programme IB school (PYP-MYP-DP). The goal was to create an alignment of the ISTE…