AI in Education

The course prototype on which I have been working is for kindergarten students and the activities are very easy and simple. Therefore, I believe that incorporating AI for very young learners is not vital. However, if in the future I make any course prototype for higher classes, I will consider incorporating AI tools to boost teaching and learning processes as well as various problems, including cheating and plagiarism.

 To automatize the administrative functions of the course, I would make use of AI programs for marking assignments, providing feedback, and managing the course schedule(Blanco et al.,2020).  The human language process algorithms (NLP) can be used to assess and estimate the quality of the student’s comprehensive appraisal and grading process, shortening the period of grading and finally introducing a personalized feedback system.

 In teaching AI consciousness to students, it is important to create programs on respectful AI usage(Greenhow et al.,2022). This would consist of training students on ethical aspects, privacy issues, and the consequences of AI in different areas. As an example, actual practice could see you using AI tools for your research or as a part of your data analysis, creative activities, etc.

AI use is a really dangerous thing, so to protect it, I would apply strategies like plagiarism detection software, test questions randomization, and exam proctoring applications(Aref et al.,2024). Also, the assignments that are assigned to students in such a way that they have to apply critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills make this kind of [AI] content less likely to write themselves.

Generally, the introduction of AI in the regular operation of teaching and learning can result in more efficiency, convenience, and safety, thus helping educators better cater to the student’s skills development and also minimize risks associated with academic dishonesty. 

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Feedback & Equity

In my opinion, receiving constructive criticism presents chances to grow as a learner and elevate one’s output. My two classmates evaluated my work.

Below are some points made by First Reviewer

  • The selection of seesaw is appropriate because kindergarten students can easily use it.
  • Young students find using Seesaw interesting because teachers can upload a range of media uploads.
  • The use of Seesaw, LUMI and H5P shows that efforts have been made to engage students in interactive activities.
  • The course profile is designed effectively and easy to follow.

Points made by Second reviewer

  • Lumi activities #1 and #2 were easy to understand.
  • ADDIE model was easy to follow and planned in organized way.

Suggestions

  • Prepare two complete modules on two different sounds.
  • Try to make YouTube video interactive.

To improve my ADDIE model, I will undoubtedly work on it. Also, I will create two comprehensive modules for teaching letter-like sounds, such as A and B. However, I didn’t make my YouTube video interactive because my intended audience is kindergarten pupils, who are incapable of reading anything.

Reflection on Accessibility and Equity

Online studies have become necessary at the advent of technology. The shift to offering online programs has unveiled huge gaps within access with respect to technological equity. The challenges include problems in the reliability of the internet and poor availability of hardware or software. A poor learning environment is a socio-economic factor that exacerbate disparities in education. These problems may hinder the students from engaging fruitfully in learning online, thus affecting their academic performance. It also robs them of a richer learning experience.

Acknowledging diversity, organizations must make materials accessible in a manner that will benefit all potential users (BCcampus, 2024). BCcampus (2024) further posits that the institutions of higher learning are examples where tutors need to select media technologies that support diverse users. Kovac (2019) points out that there are a number of media technologies that can be used including audio, video, and slides. Designers are called upon to ensure that their choice of media caters to the physically handicapped. BCcampus (2024) recommends that instructors consider the underlying factors considering either intuitive or inductive approaches to choosing media technologies. BCcampus (2024) states that instructors need to consider the varying demographic diversity of students ensuring that their needs are optimally attended. They also need to ensure that the students can not only efficiently but also affordably afford the media. Eventually, different students differently access content. The instructors must ensure that the materials accessed inform the same needs.

Kovac recommends that educators work with their institution’s Office of Accessibility to develop the use of universally designed courses. This, therefore, entails institutional commitment not only in the provision of the necessary technological infrastructure but also in the development of an inclusive culture that supports diversity in learning. There is a need to find a way through which to counter the challenge. Instructors need the knowledge of the specific difficulties most students would be experiencing, especially a student living with disabilities or one who cannot access technological resources (Toy, 2024).

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lets Learn With Lumi!!!!

Since I have never worked as a teacher in Canada, the curricula and methods of instruction differ greatly from those in my native nation. Many of the teachers on this site have blogs, and while I learn a lot from them, I also feel overwhelmed when I realize that I also have to create something similar. Only Zoom was utilized to give courses to students in grades kindergarten through twelve in my own country during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, I find that making activities on different applications by utilizing different features can be a little difficult and time-consuming for me.

But now I’m here to improve my abilities. To help kindergarten students strengthen their fundamentals and read more fluently, my course prototype teaches them “letters and sounds”. This will also make learning new material easier for them.

I’ll utilize the first two exercises to build on and examine their letter recognition.

LUMI Activity #1

Lumi Activity #2

Next, to teach them phonetics, I have attached a YouTube video. The YouTube video isn’t interactive because this lesson plan is meant for pupils in the 3–6 age range. Being novices, they are currently unable to read..

YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/ChqnN3cKzXQ?si=B5WnojBketa6Vjq4

In addition, H5P offers the opportunity to create a “speak the words” exercise Lumi Activity #3. In this activity, students can speak and review their responses. However, It doesn’t react to one or two-word sounds because of a technological error. Subsequently, I organized to drill letters and sounds exclusively in class. I can instruct them face-to-face, observe, mentor, and administer formative and summative assessments.

 

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Using Seesaw To Teach Kindergarten Students

Upon viewing YouTube videos, What Teachers can learn from YouTubers about Engaging Students online and Make Super Simple Videos for Teaching Online quickly realized that nearly anybody could create a video about teaching or any other topic. But we hardly take the lead; instead, we continuously put things off by worrying too much about how I will appear. What will the public say? How am I going to balance my academics and work? What happens if I later
run out of video ideas? I don’t have the newest iPhone or a camera to take better photos, and I
don’t have any additional useful accessories.
Teaching kindergarten pupils “letters and sounds” was the focus of my Addie Model lesson plan.
I had the chance to teach online during COVID-19, and that’s when I realized that lesson
planning, activity planning, and learning new pedagogies were a little less difficult than making
kindergarten students watch those instructional videos and sit through a long Zoom class
online. They are too young for this, that’s the reason. When it comes to online learning, most
students are uninterested in and unwilling to view instructional films, even though they have
unlimited access to cartoons and other amusing media.
My current goal is to make kindergarten kid’s learning experiences engaging and dynamic, thus
for all the reasons listed below, I will be utilizing Seesaw in my instruction.
1. Seesaw is available for use by parents, instructors, and kids. Seesaw allowed parents to
monitor their children’s academic progress and stay updated on what was happening in the
classroom.
2. Teachers can take pictures, make videos, and publish them to Seesaw. These can relate to the
class’s current activities, forthcoming projects, or lesson plans.
3. Teachers can post preview videos and images of the next class activities ahead of time for
students to view before class in order to help them get ready for them.

4.Easy, engaging exercises can be planned and created by teachers for their students.
5. In my view, students frequently become disinterested in practicing, such as when it comes to
repeating activities like watching recorded videos, reading the same book, or listening to the
teacher. However, teachers can employ engaging exercises and a variety of activities to review the
same material with Seesaw’s assistance. It helps teachers solidify their fundamentals while also
breaking up the routine.

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‘Back to Basics’

Hello to all,

My name is Mandeep Kaur and I am from Punjab (India). Well, as I had never taught in a Canadian school before, I had no idea what to do when I initially heard about this assignment. Fortunately, though, I had my online EC&I 804 session with Professor Stacey Croop the following Saturday. During our discussion of an article, I learned about the perspectives of contemporary Canadian educators, and this exercise inspired me to write this paper. The article discussed the Ontario government’s intentions to put the “Back to Basics” education strategy into effect.

Analysis  

Well, earlier I had assumed that perhaps only pupils from India lacked a basic understanding of both English and mathematics, but after reading the article, I saw that this was not the case. To be honest, as a student, I too struggled to understand more complex or challenging concepts that were founded on fundamentals, which made me lose interest in my studies. I also used to have poorer grades, which eventually contributed to my lack of confidence. Additionally, I believe that it gets harder for teachers to instruct, facilitate pupils’ understanding of new ideas, and support their improvement as they get older. Consequently,  I wholeheartedly endorse the Ontario government’s decision to implement a “back to basics” strategy aimed at enhancing kindergarten kids’ reading, writing, and math abilities before entering grade 1.

Design

Through my lesson, letter-sound relationship kindergarten students will learn about the sounds of different letters and their relationship with other letters. I will use a blended learning method to teach in which I will use pre-recorded videos by which they will learn phonetics, and proper articulation of tongue and lips while producing different sounds of letters. during face-to-face class, I will pay individual attention and help them to differentiate and recognize different sounds of letters.

Kindergarten students will learn about the sounds of certain letters and how they relate to other letters through my lesson on letter-sound relationships. Using pre-recorded videos, I will employ a blended learning approach to teach them phonetics and correct tongue and lip articulation while making various letter sounds. I will provide each student particular attention in face-to-face sessions and assist them in differentiating and recognizing letter sounds. In addition, students will be encouraged to appropriately pronounce words by connecting the sounds of distinct letters during book readings of short stories. Additionally, several enjoyable activities will be used to teach the same concept to kindergarten pupils in order to make the teaching-learning process engaging for them.

Students will know every basic sound for every letter before they enter grade 1, which will help them read correctly on their own in the long run, write better, communicate more effectively, and have greater confidence. Not to add, it will support educators in their teaching of more concepts.

The template of the ADDIE model is here. Please click on the link.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DvRX0LfAUzhlKSInnGVJtgAJJysK9LEfUoGtJhSgB1o/edit?usp=sharing

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My First Blog Post

Hello to all my blog readers,

Well, it is the first time I have created a blog, and writing here is also a new experience. Honestly, I am not techno-savvy and when I read our syllabus for this class for the first time I could not understand our assignments, all the terms like the ADDIE Model, The LMS, H5P, and others were and are still new to me. However, I opted for this subject because I want to come out of my comfort zone (do not want to use technology), explore more options to become productive and smart, want to match my pace with this AI world, and want to take proper advantage of all technical gadgets which I have.

I have been using different software like MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint presentations, Zoom, and a few others for a long time, but I have never tried more than these. Even when I started using these, it was not easy for me, and also today, whenever I try to use new software, I take time to understand its features, and I think it is going to affect my speed of doing work here as well. I firmly believe that in this technological era, to become more productive and save time and effort, one has to be familiar with online apps and software. Right now, at the beginning of this course, I am a bit afraid, but I hope that I will end this class with all the new learning and with great confidence.

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