This episode discusses the potential of artificial intelligence in education and how it can empower both students and teachers. Cahlan Sharp talks about his experience building the micro school platform Prenda and how it aims to empower learners. He discusses how AI tools like chatbots and pulse check activities can help teachers gain insights into how students are doing and where they need help. However, Cahlan stresses that AI should be used as a tool to enhance the learning experience rather than as a source of truth. Transparency and teacher oversight are important to ensure student safety and privacy when using AI tools.
Transparency - teachers have access to all the kids’ chats
Parents are an important critical stakeholder in the process.
Build tools for parents down the road.
Motivated by giving people powerful tools.
About Cahlan Sharp
[Cahlan Sharp] is a highly versatile leader, technologist, entrepreneur, engineer, and investor.
Passionate about technology, education, and building things that matter. Serial entrepreneurs participated in lots of failed startups. Founder of DevMtn helped start the micro schooling Prenda, and now CTO and CoFounder at SchoolAI
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