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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 Chat GPT. In simple terms, Chat GPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that uses natural language processing to create humanlike conversational dialogue.
If you've followed me in any capacity, it's also no secret that I love correlating my love of video games with the educational constructs of my classroom. So, let's blend the two, shall we?
Video Game: Journey
*Journey is a wordless story told through gameplay and visual-only cutscenes. The player's character begins near a small dune in a vast desert. As the character approaches the mountain, they find the remnants of a once-thriving civilization, eroded by sand over time.
AI Application: Chat GPT
Step 1 - Decide On Educational Goal
*For this task, I'm focusing on adding voice (tone) and development to a piece of writing generated by artificial intelligence. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, stay small meaning to have your students pick a tone concept that they want to hone in on (i.e. conversational/lighthearted/entertaining/descriptive).
-Whichever tone is decided upon, aim to come up with a couple of areas in each section of the Chat GPT response, to improve upon. Finally, remind the students to ‘BE THEMSELVES”! The more “you” and personal you can make your writing, the less robotic (AI) they will seem.
Step 2 - Generate Content
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!
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 Chat GPT output and married it with my paintbrush (if you will) to instruct upon the elements needed within my classroom.
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 4 in this new blog post series from Teach4Endurance!