Tech & Cybersecurity

What is GPT-4 and why is it better than ChatGPT?

Just when it seemed artificial intelligence had hit its peak, this new iteration of OpenAI's chatbot can turn hand-drawn pictures into fully functioning websites and recreate the iconic game Pong in less than 60 seconds.

One more school district sues to put social media giants in their place

"Just as we had 'Big Tobacco' we now have 'Big Tech' exploiting children," said one attorney representing the San Mateo Board of Education. The 107-page lawsuit alleges that social media companies knowingly use AI and machine learning to deliver damaging content to students.

Only 25% of the top 100 edtech products meet research standards

For even the most established and well-known edtech providers, their effectiveness and interoperability are just now taking flight. District leaders should require vendors to provide certain certifications before considering incorporating them into their district.

Just how big is the K12 online tutoring market going to get?

The ever-increasing focus on STEM and the use of mobile devices for learning will drive significant growth in the online tutoring market over the next five years—by an estimated $97.7 billion.

Why AI education will soon become an integral part of K12 education

School districts, colleges and universities across the country have entered a partnership to promote and expand AI education for all students, an area that's "exploded" since the emergence of tools like ChatGPT.

These are 7 of the most disruptive forces in education

Sora Schools' "Trends in Education" report for 2023 homes in on the biggest changes affecting districts across the country, among them advancements in artificial intelligence and learning through gaming.

Superintendents’ love-hate relationship with social media: How to navigate it

“If you’re not utilizing social media to communicate to your parents or your audience, then you’re missing the boat in 2023,” says one superintendent, asserting that the rewards of doing so far outweigh the problems.

How this superintendent uses social media to establish credibility

“The idea that people need to keep in mind is when people don’t know what you do as a superintendent, they make up what you do as a superintendent,” says Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin.

More teachers are using ChatGPT than we thought—and that’s good news

From streamlining lesson plans to brainstorming creative classroom activities, teachers and students are embracing generative AI—and they say it's a game changer.

K12 leaders: ‘Please let us use E-rate to prevent cyberattacks’

Education advocacy groups have pleaded with the Federal Communications Commission to modernize E-rate funding to better support districts as financially driven cybercriminals continue to target K12 schools.

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