Every technology has been new at one point in time. Word processing was once cutting-edge, and now we do it daily. We must adapt to this mindset when learning about new technology or adapting to the “new-fangled AI tools.” There are so many tools that teachers can use to be ahead of the curve and nail down policies and procedures in their classrooms and libraries. If we resist, then we are already behind. It doesn’t do anybody any good. If we adapt, we learn a life skill and could better our classrooms and libraries. I have been reading into AI a lot. Here are my hot takes: If you use AI you will be more familiar with it, so you will understand it from the students’ perspective. Why do students get to have all the fun? There are content-generating AIs for teachers: curipod.com, chatGPT, MagicSchool.ai, and even Canva has adapted AI. One can turn a concept into a graphic. My point, it’s all about perspective. Go with the flow, be adaptable, and have some fun.
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