Free Ed Tech: TeacherMade’s Digital Learning Platform

And here’s some great news for FreeTech4Teacher educators looking for free ed tech: TeacherMade is free again and we’re offering you a 60-Day Free Trial of TeacherMade Pro, too.    What is TeacherMade? TeacherMade is a digital learning platform. It’s powerful ed tech for creating digital activities from PDFs– or from scratch. With intuitive, nuanced features, the platform offers over 23 question types and lets you seamlessly integrate multimedia elements, simulations, and hyperlinks into your materials. With automatic grading and real-time feedback, it’s a huge timesaver for teachers and a truly engaging learning environment for students.    Generous Free Ed Tech The free version is very generous! You can use it to make multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank activities for your students and assign it to them– with NO limits. We don’t limit your number of assignments, students, activity files, etc.    We also launched a free Shared Content Library last week. It’s still early days but there are likely a lot of TeacherMade activities that will work in your lesson plans. So go ahead and give TeacherMade a try if you’re looking for a digital teaching and learning platform. And feel free to use it every day!    For those

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AI Tutoring is Expensive; Sizzle is Free 

AI Tutoring is Powerful but Really Expensive!! AI tutoring is poised to be one of the most impactful and ethical uses of AI in education. Sizzle may be a cost-effective way for AI tutoring to reach every student. The well-heeled leader in the AI tutoring space is Khan Academy’s Khanmigo.  It’s a remarkable tool that offers an advanced and personalized learning experience. However, its excellence comes at a cost – $60 per student– although it is currently being offered at a discounted rate of $35. This price tag, while justifiable for the quality it offers, can be a high hurdle for many schools operating on tight budgets. For educators in such situations, there’s an exciting, cost-effective alternative: Sizzle.   Meet Sizzle – A Free AI Tutoring App Sizzle is a free AI-powered learning app that generates step-by-step answers to math equations word problems, and science content. The company recently launched four new features, including a grading capability, a feature that regenerates steps, an option to see multiple answers to one problem and the ability to upload photos of assignments.   Sizzle works similarly to math solver platforms like Photomath and Symbolab, but it can also solve word problems in subjects

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AI Chatbots: 3 Free LLMs That Transform Teaching

AI Chatbots: Free for the Foreseeable Future Since December 2022, we’ve seen a big shift in how we can teach, thanks to AI chatbots, also known as Large Language Models (LLMs). These are free tools that can transform teaching and learning so we’re all paying attention, right? You’re probably familiar with how these sophisticated systems, trained on huge datasets, can understand and generate text just like we do. ChatGPT started the trend, and now there are several others, each with their unique strengths. Since it’s likely you’re not as familiar with them, let’s take a quick dive into the LLMs that are currently available and what their advantages are. ChatGPT: A Game Changer in Education ChatGPT, from OpenAI, was THE pioneering AI chatbot, opening the doors to AI-assisted education… think “Khanmigo” and how amazing it was when you first saw the Khanmigo TED talk. It’s a star at creating relevant content and offers personalized help in language learning. The Chat-GPT 3.5 version is still available for free, although gaining access can be tricky as there are millions and millions of users around the world. And because its training set is currently cut off at January of 2022, according to ZDNet,

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