Posted: Tue, 03/05/2019 - 14:29
I am guessing you are like me and have a stack of books you are planning on reading over Spring Break.
On my bookshelf for spring break reading is:
What To Think About Machines That Think by John Brockman
From the publisher's website:
"Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today’s most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of “machines that think.” I will be working with our reading teacher to use one of these short essays for students to read, annotate, and use as a writing prompt.
I am looking forward to reading student's ideas on artificial intelligence. The essays I have read so far is interesting in the array of responses to AI.
Future Ethics by Bowles Cennydd
From the book's website "Based on Cennydd’s years of research and consulting, Future Ethics transforms modern ethical theory into practical advice for designers, product managers, and software engineers alike. Cennydd uses the three lenses of modern ethics to focus on some of the tech industry’s biggest challenges: unintended consequences and algorithmic bias, the troubling power of persuasive technology, and the dystopias of surveillance, autonomous war, and a post-work future."
I am approximately three chapters into this book and am loving it! Although I do not think I can use it directly in my 7th-grade classes, the ideas and concepts will spill over into my lessons.
I am curious what books are you planning on reading? What books are you reading to improve your practice, learn, or to use to create an activity?