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Google's New Edu Features Boost Accessibility, Differentiation, Collaboration, and Security

Google for Education has unveiled a host of new features and integrations at ISTELive 23 happening this week in Philadelphia, all aimed at amplifying teacher impact and improving student outcomes, the company said on its blog.

PowerSchool Adding Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to Performance Matters and LearningNav

Cloud-based software provider PowerSchool today unveiled a new integration with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service that, starting this fall, will give PowerSchool subscribers access to OpenAI’s large language models within the Performance Matters and LearningNav solutions, which are part of PowerSchool’s Personalized Learning Cloud.

Turnitin AI Detector Analyzed 38M Submissions in its First 6 Weeks; Updates Answer Educator Feedback

In the first six weeks of educators using Turnitin’s new AI writing detection feature, the platform processed 38.5 million submissions, finding that 3.5% of those submissions contained more than 80% AI-written text, and just under one-tenth of submissions contained at least 20% AI-written text.

AI-Based Plagiarism Detection Comes to Open Source LMS

Open LMS, an open-source learning management system, is getting new plagiarism detection capabilities via Copyleaks, which uses artificial intelligence to detect potential problems with students' work, including plagiarism and text generated by AI platforms like ChatGPT.

Edulastic Adds Big-Picture Data Views and Early Warning Features to Data Studio

Digital learning provider GoGuardian has added new big-picture data reporting to the Data Studio metrics dashboard within the Edulastic assessment platform, combining student data into overall performance trends and allowing administrators to set goals and receive early warnings when assessment data is trending below those goals, according to a news release.

'I Had No Tools': Why Every Teacher Prep Program Should Include the Science of Reading

With nearly half of the nation’s new teachers still graduating without an understanding of high-quality reading instruction, former classroom teacher-turned-literacy coach Kathleen Law discusses why — now more than ever — every teacher prep program in the country should include the Science of Reading and give future teachers the foundational tools they need to help struggling readers.

Carnegie, ETS Partner for Assessment Suite

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and assessment provider ETS are partnering to develop a suite of tools designed to "radically transform education assessment across the United States."

Paper Acquires Readlee To Boost Literacy Features With Artificial Intelligence

Educational support platform and tutoring provider Paper has acquired Readlee, whose software uses artificial intelligence and speech-recognition technology to help students improve their reading skills, according to a recent announcement by Paper.

Turnitin Turns On AI Writing Detection Features for Educators

Starting today, plagiarism detection software Turnitin includes new live AI-writing detection features that “identify the use of AI writing tools including ChatGPT, with 98% confidence,” the company said.

OpenAI-Based Instructional Design Generator Nolej AI Now Available

A French generative AI ed tech startup called Nolej (pronounced “knowledge”) has quietly launched a new OpenAI-based instructional content generator for educators, called Nolej AI, ahead of its official introduction at BETT in London on March 30 and a planned commercial debut at the ASU+GSV Summit on April 19, the company's chairman told THE Journal.

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