Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom: Q&A With Michelle Zimmerman

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From adaptive software to recommendation engines to voice-activated speakers, artificial intelligence is making its way into K-12 classrooms. At the same time, schools are under growing pressure to prepare students to be workers in a labor market where AI is likely to play an ever-larger role--and to be citizens in a society where AI reshapes the decisions we face, the meaning we make, and the challenges we must confront. How can busy educators make sense of this rapidly changing world? The International Society for Technology in Education hopes to help, in part via a new book funded through a grant from General Motors. In'Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning,' educator Michelle Zimmerman, who has a Ph.D. in learning sciences and human development from the University of Washington, brings a teacher-centric lens to big questions around the various definitions of artificial intelligence, how AI is upending the workforce, and how to teach about--and with--artificial intelligence.