Is AI making it extremely easy for students to cheat?

“… teachers, myself included, need to do a better job of incorporating technology…and finding ways of using it in productive ways…. Just as robotics has transformed manufacturing, tools like Wolfram|Alpha are forcing us to rethink an educational system by challenging it to rise to the new technological standard. Either we reshape our schools to embrace tools like Wolfram|Alpha, or we risk becoming living artifacts in a rapidly progressing world.”

More here.

6 Web-based/Mobile Response Tools for Student Engagement

Just conducted a workshop today on the use of web-based/mobile response tools for students engagement and formative assessment. Here are the 6 free tools I introduced to my colleagues.

Mentimeter

Socrative

Kahoot

PingPong Spot Networking Apple App Store Google Play

Nearpod

Edpuzzle

Would love to hear about your experiences with them.

Million Short

https://millionshort.com/

A very interesting experiment.

“Million Short is an experimental web search engine (really, more of a discovery engine) that allows you to REMOVE the top million (or top 100k, 10k, 1k, 100) sites from the results set. We thought it might be somewhat interesting to see what we’d find if we just removed an entire slice of the web.”