Part TWO: Transforming Classroom Learning with AI

Creating a personalized AI learning assistant for each student, as discussed in part one, might initially seem like a daunting task, especially for educators who are not particularly tech-savvy.  To start much of what you’ll be creating will be identical lessons for each student with minor notes illustrating strengths This guide aims to simplify the…

Ranking The New York Times’ Free Games: From Connections to Vertex

My Personal Ranking of The New York Times’ Free Games I’d love to see the stats on the New York Times.  I’d be surprised it the Game section didn’t get more view than the front page.  I think that’s where we’re at.   One company, giving us a Morpheus choice.  The Blue Pill, represented by the…

The End of Two Eras: Losing Sports Illustrated and Pitchfork

This past week delivered a double gut punch to my longtime passions – sports and music journalism. Within days of each other, storied publications Sports Illustrated and Pitchfork essentially ceased operations as we’ve known them. As a child of the 80s and 90s, Sports Illustrated was synonymous with sports writing for me. I eagerly awaited…

Unlock AI: A Beginner’s Guide to Practical AI for Everyday Life

 In my new class, Practical AI for Everyday Life, I’ll pull back the curtain on how AI tools help enhance productivity, creativity, and more in my personal and professional worlds.  My idea is to make it less scary for those who never use it and may even be afraid of it. We’ll explore leading AI…

How AI is Transforming Education: Engaging Students while Empowering Teachers

Across the US, AI fears have rendered knee-jerk AI bans in some schools. Fortunately, many of those schools have reversed their decisions. Many schools have embraced AI and have included the tech in their curriculum. This is the correct answer. Obviously, generative AI is raising valid concerns among educators about plagiarism. That’s the first thing…

Ending 2023 on a Positive

The year of the lord 2023 personally would fall in the bottom five of worst in my 48 years around the globe.  I’m actively planning on 2024 ending the 1 year losing street.  Even so 2023 had hundreds if not thousands of amazing moments. In the last week, we spent some time in New Jersey…

Opportunity Awaits: Why Downtown Burlington is Primed for Retail Renaissance

If you read  Reddit or talk to someone “who hasn’t been to Church Street in years” you may think they are confusing 1980s Bogata to present-day Burlington Vermont. However, if you go on Spotify Wrapped Sound Town you’ll learn you may already live in Burlington.  While the hand-wringing about crime and vacant storefronts makes splashy…