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Victoria Olivadoti

Caution: AI Detectors Are Ineffective-

Today we will explore the newest development in AI and an exciting way to use AI as a catalyst to exciting critical thinking opportunities and classroom and in home discussions. The use of AI Detectors by teachers could result in false accusations of cheating. AI has only been available to students for less than a

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Question of the Day: How can AI chatbots in education help children learn to read and be a cost-effective alternative to tutoring? Victoria Olivadoti Educator (1972–present)Just now I receive questions daily. Today’s question is ” How can AI chatbots in education help children learn to read and be a cost-effective alternative to tutoring? AI is attractive

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AI is creating a need to begin teaching Cursive again.

Cursive- Do We Still Need It?

Many schools have stopped teaching cursive with the belief that typing was a more important skill. This was like throwing out the baby with the bathwater. In a digital era dominated by keyboards and touchscreen, the importance of cursive writing may seem diminished. There are compelling reasons why cursive writing should be celebrated and taught

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We can use AI to teach Critical Thinking Skills

AI- A Springboard to Critical Thinking

Researching my newest book, I came across a new perceived threat to our children’s education. It is Artificial Intelligence. I was alarmed at first about how it is being used by students today. As I thought about it, I saw ways that it can actually be a benefit to students, but not ow it is

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Prepare Children For AI Dangers

Parents prepare their children for possible stranger danger in the park. They warn their teens about the dangers they may experience while behind the wheel. We give them devices, but have we prepared them for what we don’t even know they may experience? One thing we can’t predict is the impact of Artificial Intelligence Apps

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Tech Savvy Students Need Different Skill Sets

I received this question today: How can we blend the advantages of traditional teaching with self-learning to provide a more effective and relevant education for today’s youth who are often more tech-savvy than their predecessors? Let’s first explore the fact that The questions students will be asked to answer in the future will not have

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How Can Students Get Their Needs Met in the Classroom?

I was asked the following question: “What are the best practices to help children overcome obstacles and challenges they face in their educational journey, and how can we create a more inclusive education system for all children, regardless of their social background?” by Qusmano Kind I have an easy answer. We need to place more

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#1 Secret to Engagement

What is the easiest way to engage students? It isn’t by following a teacher’s manual. It isn’t through lecture, movies. or being an entertainer. The answer is in their questions. When students ask questions, what will they listen for? The answers! They will seek the answers to their own questions, but just answering the question

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Question: How important is Parent and Teacher Communication?

I was asked,” How important is parent and teacher communication?” My answer will surprise you. “Not as important as student to teacher and child to parent communication. I believe we need to teach children the Art of Self-Advocacy“ When students learn how to be self-advocates, communication between parent and teacher is less important. Reasons for

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Boredom Can Lead to Creativity

For years parents have been concerned that their children were bored in class. Parents responded beautifully to their children’s cries of boredom. They allowed their children to fill their time with video game playing. Parents began filling the afternoons with all sorts of organized activities. Teachers rallied to fill the empty space with creative activities

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About Victoria

Victoria is an educational consultant, nationally recognized speaker. Her over 50 years in education has been focused on developing resilient self-reliant self-advocates who know how to tap into their innate ability to independently solve challenges.

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