Hey, y’all. We’re nearing the end of March, and for many public schools, that means Spring Break is near (or maybe already arrived). It’s a very busy time for educators as one school year ends, and plans for the next are already taking shape.
My hope for you as we approach the end of another school year is that you take the time to take care of yourself. You cannot pour from an empty cup, and it’s easy to get caught up in all the things at the end of the school year.
Take a beat, catch a deep breath, and center yourself. Rediscover what is really important to you and what you can control.
“We have so little control over our lives. The only thing we can really control is what we spend our days on.” – Austin Kleon
Anyways, here are ten things I thought were worth sharing with you this week:
10 Things Worth Sharing
- I worked with a senior English class this week, showing them some AI tools. They might write a book.
- Here’s a curated list of prompts, tools, and resources regarding the GPT-4 language model.
- Wanna learn financial literacy? This 300-page book was written completely with ChatGPT.
- The TikTok trial is a mess and is only proving that the US government is targeting this specific company over other social media platforms. Any issues with TikTok are the same with Facebook, Instagram, Snap, and many others.
- What is the right amount of agency to give to learners during their interactions with EdTech? Blog post and paper
- Are you a Wordle fan? I’m totally not, but I’ve also never liked Scrabble. Not that you care. Here’s Every Possible Wordle Solution Visualized
- An AI course creator – according to the page: “Start with a description and let AI-Assistant offer title and outline suggestions.”
- You might be violating copyright in your classroom. Maybe.
- Bill Gates explains why AI is as revolutionary as personal computers, mobile phones, and the Internet, and he gives three principles for how to think about it. Also, he recommends this book, this book, and this book as helpful in shaping his own thinking about AI.
- An Introvert’s Field Guide to Friendship: Thoreau on the Challenges and Rewards of the Art of Connection
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