If you were to ask a group of teachers what the number one thing that they would love more of in their classrooms, you would find that majority of them would give you the answer, ‘time’. The role of the teacher has evolved beyond simply creating and delivering lesson plans to now include a gamut of administration jobs while ensuring that all students within their care are catered for at all times.
One of the main roles of artificial intelligence in education is the automation of marking - something that is going to save teachers precious time. Education Perfect allows teachers to assign their students activities that will be automatically marked with detailed feedback provided to both the teacher and student at the push of a button. Teachers are able to see the strengths and weakness of the cohort at once and dive deeper, right down to the individual child. Pre and post test results are able to be compared easily to provide the teacher with growth data to ensure that their teaching and learning strategies have helped to improve student outcomes.
Along with the ability to gather quick and detailed data about my students strengths and weaknesses, Education Perfect allowed me to provide my students with syllabus aligned content wherever they needed it. If students were absent for any reason, they were able to maintain their studies by logging in to the Education Perfect platform. This meant that learning did not stop for students. The way that the platform is designed also allows students to explore the content library at their own discretion. This allows students to delve into areas of the syllabus that interest them as well as exploring areas that they feel they need more help with, without having to rely on the teacher to assign the work.
Although artificial intelligence and programs like Education Perfect will never replace a teacher in a classroom, they provide educators with the tools needed to be able to accelerate the potential for differentiation and develop personalised learning experiences for their students.