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SmartEdu News 2023-11-09
🇺🇸 U.S. EDUCATION
In the year since OpenAI released ChatGPT, high school teacher Vicki Davis has been rethinking every single assignment she gives her students. Davis, a computer science teacher at Sherwood Christian Academy in Georgia, was well-positioned to be an early adopter of the technology. She’s also the IT director at the school and helped put together an AI policy in March: the school opted to allow the use of AI tools for specific projects so long as students discussed it with their teachers and cited the tool. In Davis’s mind, there were good and bad uses of AI, and ignoring its growing popularity was not going to help students unlock the productive uses or understand its dangers.
Proponents say no-phone rules reduce student distractions and bullying. Critics say the bans could hinder student self-direction and critical thinking.
The stress of the last few years has made emotional intelligence a crucial trait for educational leaders.
After exhausting their practical knowledge about things like testing, technology, and facilities to navigate pandemic-related challenges, school and district leaders said they’ve had to draw on skills that are much more difficult to learn and define.
The White House is urging all schools to carry the emergency overdose reversal drug naloxone and train students and faculty on how to administer it.
A letter from the US education department and the White House’s national drug control policy office, first obtained by Axios, urged schools to “focus on measures to prevent youth drug use and ensure that every school has naloxone and has prepared its students and faculty to use it.
Engaging students during the long, dark winter months can be particularly challenging for teachers. While the scientific community is currently debating the existence of Seasonal Affective Disorder (a type of depression related to the changing of seasons), many teachers agree the increase in moodiness and lethargy in students right after November is very real. In fact, if the medical community hadn't found a name for it, teachers would have.
Pursuing higher education is often a pathway to higher income and overall better well-being. College graduates are less likely to rely on public benefits. Therefore, it’s beneficial for education leaders and policymakers to help newcomers – including asylum-seekers and refugees – to access higher education in the U.S., whether it be community college, taking advanced English courses, obtaining a certificate through training programs or going to a four-year university.
Objective: Students will create a narrative using digital tools and technology. They can develop storytelling skills, including plot development and character building.
🌎 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
AI and Educational Equity: A Blueprint for Closing the Gap
In an ideal world, everyone would have the same opportunity for a quality education. However, the reality is far from this view. There are differences in the status and quality of education related to factors such as socioeconomic status, cultural barriers and language barriers. Although we live in an age of unprecedented technological and social progress, differences in possession, the gap between more educational opportunities and less access is largely the result of failed policies.
Every teacher in England is set to benefit from new resources powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), supporting them to plan lessons and build classroom quizzes, and helping to reduce workloads.
Even though women have made extraordinary contributions to Islamic civilization, in many countries they are still being left behind, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said during a speech in Saudi Arabia.
Understanding the schooling system in Spain can be a daunting task, especially if you face a language barrier. However, this helpful guide is here to walk you through each level of education in the country, from preschool up to university. Along the way, we will also explain the financial aid and support available to expat parents.
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