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Right, let's get straight to it.
Firstly, let's explore your secret weapon in this new AI world.
Then, I'll introduce you to 11 new AI tools for educators on the
Finally, we'll look at how AI job replacement will affect women
Have a great week and thank you for reading.
If you need me I'm at [email protected].
Dan Fitzpatrick - The AI Educator ✌️
Your Secret Weapon in this New AI World
Navigating the educational terrain in the age of artificial intelligence isn't
a path less taken—it's an uncharted journey.
Trailblazing teachers who harness AI tools are reshaping traditional
methodologies. You are future-proofing students. AI not only supplements but
also enriches learning, creating a stimulating blend of human intuition and
You are redefining the educational landscape, priming our students for a future
intertwined with AI.
Contrary to some misconceptions, our transition towards a world integrated with
AI doesn't negate the importance of literacy skills.
Instead, it emphasises their criticality.
Interacting with AI tools like ChatGPT necessitates precise language
comprehension and communication, underscoring the need for robust literacy
skills in today's students.
For clarity, my definition of literacy is not just confined to reading and
writing abilities. Rather, it's an all-encompassing term denoting the capacity
to read, write, listen, and speak in a manner that enables effective
communication and comprehension of the world around us.
Concerns have been raised that generative AI tools like ChatGPT could induce
complacency in students and harm their literacy skills. However, this
assumption overlooks an important fact. Successful utilisation of large
language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT demands strong literacy proficiency.
Subpar literacy skills can cause ambiguous communication, which, in turn,
confuses the AI, thereby undermining its accuracy and effectiveness.
As the world becomes increasingly AI-driven, literacy and AI have intertwined,
becoming mutually dependent. Those proficient in effectively communicating with
AI are not only likely to survive but to thrive in the AI revolution.
Literacy, in this context, transforms from a basic skill to an
indispensable weapon in the AI-oriented world.
Let's illustrate this with concrete examples. AI tools like ChatGPT can
generate computer code based on text instructions. The Runway video editor can
produce high-quality videos based on written commands. Midjourney can create
exceptional images following written instructions.
It's evident that in the AI era, creative skills are synonymous
with literacy skills.
Should we let our students graduate with inadequate AI skills due to deficient
literacy skills? Or should we seize this opportunity to enhance their literacy
skills while simultaneously developing their AI proficiency?
A fundamental step towards amplifying literacy skills using AI is understanding
that AI isn't a literacy substitute. Instead, it's an augmentative tool that
can enhance literacy skills. AI-powered writing assistants can help students
refine their writing skills by offering suggestions for improving grammar,
syntax, and spelling.
Equity in access to AI tools and technology poses a significant challenge.
Certain communities or schools may lack access to these tools, which could
exacerbate the existing education inequalities. A proactive measure to rectify
this disparity is to ensure AI tools and technology are universally accessible,
irrespective of a student's socio-economic background.
The supposed conflict between literacy and AI is a misinterpretation. They're
now irrevocably intertwined. Hence, the imperative question is: How can we
enhance our students' literacy skills using AI, and in return, how can we ready
them for the AI revolution with literacy skills?
11 NEW AI Tools for Educators at aieducator.tools
We now have 130+ AI tools for educators and students on our AI Tools for
They probably won't all be for you, but you might find some that transform your
workload or your students' engagement.
My personal favourites are the 5 Minute Lesson Plan, Canva and AudioPen.
We've just added 11 more tools 👇
To find the new additions simply filter by Badges > New 🆕
80% of Jobs Taken by AI Belong to Women
If you've heard me talk recently I may have mentioned the Goldman
Sachs report that suggests that 300 million jobs will be
'lost or degraded' in the next 3 years.
However, I did not know this...
Thanks to my friend Lindse for sharing this on LinkedIn. Lindse is an advisor
to Mia, an innovative organisation that is leading the change in skills-based
education with a mission to create new economic opportunities for 1 million
women by 2030.
If you are personally wanting to upskill for the AI Era or learn more so you
can prepare the young women you teach then find out more here 👇
Professor Nigel Crook, founder of the Ethical AI Institute at Oxford Brookes
University, estimates that eventually over 1 billion jobs could be lost.