Research from Education Week has found that 40% of teachers have integrated AI tools or discussions about AI into their school lessons. Additionally, 90% of students who study with ChatGPT find it better than using a tutor.
With both students and educators looking to AI to assist in the classroom and learning spaces, it is imperative to understand how to adapt to AI tech.
Below, Brian Sathianathan, Co-Founder of Iterate.ai, shares 5 tips to help educators ensure that AI is used effectively in their classrooms.
- Embrace continuous learning
The world of AI is constantly evolving. Participate in workshops, online courses, or professional development programs focused on AI in education. Stay informed about the latest trends, tools, and technologies to understand how they can be applied in the classroom.
- Integrate AI thoughtfully
Consider what specific problems or challenges AI can solve in your classroom. Whether it's personalizing learning, automating administrative tasks, or enhancing collaborative projects, ensure that AI aligns with your specific needs.
- Foster digital literacy and ethics
When teaching your students about AI, teach them how to use it responsibly, and include issues related to privacy, bias, and security. Integrating digital literacy into the curriculum can create more informed and conscientious digital citizens.
Take advantage of affordable courses
It is important to recognize that not all students may have equal access to technology, and teachers often need to prioritize budget-friendly tools when they can. Platforms like Google are offering courses to introduce people to AI for free, among other affordable learning tools.
Experiment with other educational tools and seek experts
There are plenty of tools out there for all ages to learn about AI, including sites like Introduction to AI Lab, which provides five hands-on activities for learners to explore using the lab to train machine-learning models to recognize shapes and recommend different food items to a restaurant. Additionally, there are many industry leaders out there at the head of the AI game. It could be extremely beneficial to reach out to them to speak to students.
“In embracing AI in the classroom, educators must balance innovation with empathy, weaving technology into learning not as a replacement, but as an enhancement,” Sathianathan said.
“It's about thoughtful integration, continuous learning, ethical guidance, accessibility for all, and never losing sight of the human connection that lies at the heart of education.”
The above article was contributed by Iterate.ai, an AI-powered low code software and ecosystem intended to accelerate innovation projects within large enterprises.