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Castmagic - AI In the Classroom - Volume VII

Updated: Jan 3

Note: If you're new to the series, read on (or refer to Post 1).


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It's no secret endurance is important to me. As an educator and consultant, it's my core mission. Essentially, endurance plays a pivotal role in various aspects of life, contributing significantly to personal growth, success, and overall well-being. A couple that come to mind in terms of the reasoning of this post series about enduring within the artificial intelligence frontier (in terms of education) include . . .


Achieving Goals: Many worthwhile goals require perseverance and resilience. Endurance helps individuals stay committed and overcome obstacles along the way. Whether it's in academics, career pursuits, or personal development, the ability to endure challenges is essential for progress.


Career Success: In the professional world, endurance is often key to success. It allows individuals to withstand the pressures, setbacks, and demands of their careers. Those who can persevere through challenges tend to excel and achieve their long-term career aspirations.


Personal Growth: Endurance contributes significantly to personal growth and self-improvement. It enables individuals to push beyond their comfort zones, embrace discomfort, and take on new challenges. This continual growth is essential for self-development.


Leadership and Decision-making: Endurance is a quality often admired in leaders. Leaders who exhibit endurance inspire confidence, navigate uncertainties, and make steadfast decisions even in challenging situations.


In essence, endurance is not merely about enduring hardships; it's about the ability to persist, grow, and thrive despite challenges, ultimately leading to personal development and success in various facets of life . . . in this case, the educational frontier.


There's no shortage of artificial intelligence applications currently, and the pool to choose from is growing by the minute. For the purpose of this post, we will focus on creating additional content with the use of Castmagic.


Castmagic is an AI-powered podcasting tool that helps you create show notes, transcripts, and other content from your audio recordings. It is a cloud-based platform that is easy to use and can be accessed from anywhere. Castmagic is a great way to save time and improve the quality of your podcast.


Let's try it shall we?


Application: Castmagic


Step 1 - Decide On Educational Goal

*For this task, I'm focusing on creating additional content from a podcast episode of mine.




Step 2 - Generate Content

*For our purposes, I'm focusing on the 'AI Content' option.



*The examples of content displayed below are just the tip of the Castmagic iceberg. Just remember that this (and more) were all created in under 5-seconds utilizing the audio file of my podcast episode.




Step 3 - Create Your Educational Experience


*THIS PORTION IS KEY! Work with artificial intelligence to make something special together. Make it personal. Give it life. Make it memorable. Use it as a teammate, NOT AS A CRUTCH! With Castmagic's output, there are many avenues I could pursue with my students. For our purposes, we'll focus on the 'keyword' output.


One particular area my (and most other students) need practice to improve upon is validating claims through investigation.



Step 4 - Implement the Educational Experience


*This is just one simple example. Remember, begin with baby steps to get comfortable working with any new application. However, you can see how we've blended the two worlds. I've taken the content output of Castmagic and connected it with my podcast episode to guide instructional goals for my students to work and improve upon.



Step 5 - Reflect


*Reflection is perhaps the most important step in this entire process. Reflection is crucial for personal growth, learning, and development. It involves taking time to contemplate, analyze, and evaluate experiences, thoughts, actions, or situations. Reflect on this experience, to extract meaningful lessons and insights. By examining what worked well and what didn’t, you can gain a deeper understanding of future creations, enabling you to make more informed decisions in the future.


*Need help bringing your work environment into the fold of artificial intelligence progression and integration, feel free to contact us and bring New Horizons Global to help you along the journey!


Be on the lookout for Part 8 in this new blog post series from Teach4Endurance!




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