K-12 EDUCATION

Jordan School District joins program to use AI in classrooms

Feb 14, 2024, 3:00 PM

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Jordan School District offices are pictured in West Jordan on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Jordan School District is integrating artificial intelligence, AI, into all its schools and classrooms.

The JSD is the first district in the nation to officially adopt SchoolAI into all of its classrooms. 

JSD is now one of 1500 school districts in America using AI as a tool in their classrooms.

Kevin Morrill, co-founder of SchoolAI, said the program helps teachers with the more tedious parts of their workload, so they can better teach their students. 

“Specifically, teachers are using it to save a bunch of time when it comes to doing tedious administrative tasks like building rubrics, worksheets, parent communication, drafting lesson plans,” Morrill said.

Morrill said it also gives students real-time feedback and helps them develop critical thinking skills.

Instead of a student using AI programs to do schoolwork for them, SchoolAI would help them get through the work themselves.

“Students are able to, while working on something, get those tidbits of information that they need to keep proceeding. And I would say that’s a really big area where that’s helping teachers save time and actually know who to work with and who to support better,” Morrill said.

Morrill said a few other schools in Utah have also signed on to start using SchoolAI and another 10-15 other local school districts are in pilot programs.

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