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SmartEdu News 2023-06-22
When ChatGPT became a hot topic in education late last year, 8th grade history teacher Drew Yanuszeski knew he wanted to teach his students how to properly use the artificial-intelligence-powered tool that can write anything with just a simple prompt.
In the past school year, the U.S. invested a staggering $809 billion in K-12 schools, sourced from state, local, and federal funds. This substantial amount is comparable to the annual defense expenditure of the federal government.
Three years and counting since the pandemic shuttered schools and tethered students to their laptops, new data shows that enrollment in the vast majority of the nation’s largest school districts has yet to recover.
National test scores released in May showed a marked drop in students’ knowledge of U.S. history and a modest decline in civics, a sign of the pandemic’s alarming reach, damaging student performance in nearly every academic area.
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Poll of primary teachers finds pupils more likely to complain about being bored and provoke others in class.
Education Minister Lee Ju-ho said replacing paper-based textbooks with digital devices and AI-powered learning systems, is aimed at solving educational inequality and reducing the heavy reliance on private education.
“Metaverse” is often considered the next step in the evolution of the internet and promises to have a major impact in several industries, be it education, entertainment, social media, gaming, or online shopping.