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What do the changes we can’t predict tell us about preparing children to be ready for them

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Universal Learning Needs

I am in Blue. Gemini (formerly Bard) is in Black Considering everything discussed and referred to in our prior conversations:  Always Learning  What Should They Learn  We Must Be Stewards  Miraculous Intersections Regardless of what we are learning, what are the kinds of learning need experiences that can be consciously recognized during the flow of participating […]

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The Miraculous Intersection

  The best possible source of information from which to improve the stewarding of children’s learning, and the best possible source children have to improve their participation in learning is the same.  Decades ago, I started calling this convergence the “miraculous intersection“. In this conversation with Gemini (Google’s renamed Bard), we explore this ground-level principle […]

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Stewards of Learning to Learn

I am in Blue. Gemini (formerly Bard) is in Black (via Gemini) Based on your response to our conversation: “Now that you are here, what should children learn?” do you still agree with the statement: “In the face of such unprecedented uncertainty, nothing within a child’s potential agency is (or can be) more universally relevant […]

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AI for the Prevention of AI Enhanced Human Predation

The following is a discussion with Claude.ai that explores the need for an AI agency to watch over other AIs.   Bold blue is used to indicate our prompting questions. Bold black and Bold Black Underline is our emphasis of Claude.ai’s response. This discussion will continue to be updated as new questions emerge. Would you agree that the […]

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BBC: What Does Reading On Screens Do To Our Brains?

The difference between “learning to read on paper” and “learning to read on screens” is a very important conversation.

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AI: The Future of Human Interface

…it is only a matter of time before AI becomes the dominant technology in the world. – Bard

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8 Dimensions of Wellness = 8 Dimensions of Healthy Learning

Look at the descriptions of each dimension. Each one depends on our learning. There may be aspects of each that are outside our agency, but within our agency, each one not only depends on our learning it is determined by our learning. This is what we need to learn. We are who we learn to […]

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Is Free Will Determined By Learning?

Stanford University professor Robert Sapolsky just released a new book called: Determined A Science of Life Without Free Will How could a field-leading behavioral neuroscientist claim we have no free will?  He’s not being tricky. He has scientifically arrived at the conclusion that what we commonly call free will is an illusion. You can get […]

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Bill Gates: AI will be teaching kids literacy within 18 months

The title is taken from Gates’ comments at the Stage X at the 2023 ASU+GSV Summit. What instructional models will the AI literacy tutors of the future be using? Will they assume phonics, structured word inquiry, or one of the other bottoms-up decoding-based word recognition models? Will they use personalized decodable texts and top down […]

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Please Help Us Prepare: Climate Change

Even if you deny the warnings of climate science, there’s no denying the effects of climate change. Extreme weather has now become so commonplace that insurance companies will no longer cover weather related natural disasters. Think about that. It won’t be long before life, health, property, and even auto insurance premiums will all be more […]

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