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That Holt's article on tutoring is exactly what I need to read. Thanks for sharing!

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I was recently introduced to the first AI tool that I see as a potentially helpful tool for a teacher/coach: TeachFX. It is an app that allows teachers to record audio of their classroom, and then uses AI to analyze their questioning, wait time, student talk, etc. I am a math coach, and I used it for the first time modeling a 3-Act task, and my first impression is positive. I still need to experiment on getting better sound quality for student voices.

You should check it out.

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Email me with some off the record candid thoughts - dmeyer@amplify.com?

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One need I see is more real-time data on AI usage. The RAND survey was from fall '23, and they just self-published this in April. Things move way too fast in AI world for that to give us a good picture of the current state of play.

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I agree to a point but - what has changed since December 2023 in AI world that would matter to school users? Serious question. Sora? A hundred different new models and model upgrades?

If genAI is a car and the fundamental issue here is that schools don't need a car, then it doesn't matter how many different kind of cars or car-like things or engine upgrades we see. It's the wrong thing.

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You know I'm with you on the substantive merits! But I'm just cautious about pointing to the RAND data as evidence teachers are wary about AI, I think things are moving quickly, and if they do the same survey in the fall of this year, I suspect the numbers will look very different.

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Your article was a good read and paused my morning news scroll to contemplate. I haven’t really thought about school use as a diverse ecosystem or kids learning prompt efficiency for desired outcomes without a mature problem solving reference point.

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