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AI 101 Series: Avoiding the Dangers of AI

In the first article in this series, we discussed what AI is and how it works generally. In part two, we discussed how PowerNotes helps teachers and students realize the opportunity that AI provides to enhance teaching and learning. In this article, we’ll cover how PowerNotes mitigates the dangers of AI. 
August 25, 2023

AI 101 Series: How PowerNotes Uses AI

The educational opportunity in AI is to help students realize these benefits without outsourcing their thinking and learning to a machine. PowerNotes’ platform can help students and educators achieve these goals by improving the student learning process with AI as an learning aide, not a learning replacement.
August 31, 2023

[PODCAST] Listen or Read: EduTechGuys Interview with Wilson Tsu on PowerNotes & AI

In this interview on the show floor at ISTE 2023 in Philly, PowerNotes founder Wilson Tsu expands on how PowerNotes integrates reading, research, and writing, using AI to aid in student organization and synthesis. It dives into how we're providing educators visibility into the learning process, maximizing the benefits of AI while minimizing drawbacks, including cheating.
August 23, 2023

AI 101 Series: How Does It Work?

Technological advancements in AI have ushered in a new era of tools like ChatGPT, opening doors to creative applications and efficiency, but with this progress comes inherent risks such as misinformation and educational misuse, necessitating thoughtful human oversight. The first of a 3 part series.
August 31, 2023

[PODCAST] Listen or Read: The New Rules for Library Research (AI)

In this episode of Innovations in Education, Wilson Tsu, founder of PowerNotes, talks about how AI is being baked into PowerNotes and other platforms to transform the ways students perform research—and how the rise of AI has re-invented the role of libraries and librarians.
August 21, 2023

Introducing PowerNotes' AI-Enabled Features: Brainstorm and Discovery

Welcome to a research revolution with Discovery and Brainstorm, PowerNotes' new AI tools designed to optimize information gathering and synthesis. Discover what makes these game-changing features here.
September 7, 2023

PowerNotes on Generative AI – A Founder’s Perspective

With the release of ChatGPT, the educational landscape has changed. All of the students I’ve spoken to are using it. Industry is integrating it into their workflows. It isn’t going anywhere and it’s only going to get better and more ubiquitous. This article is the summation of all of my thoughts on AI and it's potential role in the future of education.
July 17, 2023

Teacher Vs. AI: The Ultimate Assessment Showdown

I’ll walk you through how I used an AI writing tool to generate feedback and a score for 4 assignments for some of my online students.
July 5, 2023

Using AI to Develop Teaching Templates

I’ll walk you through how I used an AI writing tool to help me create a template for responding to my online students.
June 23, 2023

Using AI to Revise Instructions

I’ll walk you through how I used an AI writing tool to help me revise an assignment instruction sheet with a specific focus on the issues students had with the project.
June 23, 2023

Using AI to Craft an Assignment Sequence

I walk through how I used an AI writing tool to help me generate an assignment sheet, rubric, and scaffolding activities.
June 23, 2023

[PODCAST] How are EdTech Vendors Humanizing Online Education?

PowerNotes product manager Brett Peterson was recently interviewed by John Nash and Jason Johnston, creators of the Online Learning in the Second Half Podcast. The podcast focuses on companies and individuals who are helping to drive innovation in the online learning space.
May 9, 2023