EdTechSR Ep 309 AI Integration Explored

Welcome to episode 309 (“AI Integration Explored”) of the EdTech Situation Room from November 8, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer and Dr. Wesley Fryer discussed a wide range of topics predominantly focused on AI’s integration into various aspects of technology and education. They covered the latest developments in Apple technology, including the new M3 chips and Macbook Pros. The conversation also touched upon Microsoft updates, particularly the integration of AI tools directly into Windows 11 and the release of Microsoft co-pilot for business users. In the realm of social media, they discussed the implications of changes in platforms like Twitter and the impact of these changes on historical record and fact-checking. The conversation then shifted to AI’s growing influence in education, with discussions about the use of AI tools like Canva for classroom activities, and the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in educational settings. Security and privacy concerns associated with technology were also addressed, including a discussion about air tags being used by police departments to track stolen vehicles. For their “Geeks of the Week” segment, Dr. Fryer highlighted his “Media Literacy Roundup” on his Substack, and Dr. Neiffer shared his rediscovery of NFC tags and their versatile applications. The podcast concluded with reflections on the potential and challenges of AI integration in various domains, emphasizing the need for ongoing exploration and understanding of these rapidly evolving technologies. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!


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  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. American Federation of Teachers partners with AI identification platform, GPTZero (CBS News; 17 October 2023)
  10. Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence (The White House)
  11. Google Search rolls out ‘About this image’ to help see if something was created by AI (9 to 5 Google; 25 October 2023)
  12. Canva launches free AI ‘Classroom Magic’ tools for educators (Mashable; 23 October 2023)
  13. Jason AI Experimentation: College Tools
  14. Elon Musk Broke All the Tools Historians Need to Archive Tweets About Israel-Gaza War (404 Media, 26 Oct 2023)
  15. Security
  16. AirTags are the new go-to tool for cops after spike in car thefts (ArsTechnica, 8 Nov 2023)
  17. OMG New Apple Stuff Again!
  18. Behind the scenes: An Apple Event shot on iPhone (2 min video from Apple)
  19. Luke Miani’s YouTube Channel
  20. The perfect BUDGET Apple Ecosystem doesn’t exist
  21. Microsoft Releases the Windows 11 2023 Update (23H2) (Thurrott.com; 31 October 2023)
  22. Microsoft 365 Copilot Arrives Today (Thurrott.com; 1 November 2023)
  23. Jason’s Geek of the Week: CheapppppExamplesExamples
  24. Wes’ Geek of the Week: Media Literacy Roundup – Nov 6, 2023 (Substack)
EdTechSR Ep 309 AI Integration Explored” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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