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The Role of AI in Teaching Literacy Skills – Bonus Episode with EdShed

In this episode, I welcome back Dr. Martin Saunders and Maggie Moosvi from EdShed, to explore the link between foundational literacy skills and artificial intelligence. You’ll hear insights into the distinctions between predictive AI and generative AI as well as how online tools can gamify and personalize student learning experiences.

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AI in Teaching Literacy Tips

  • Phonics and spelling are important components of literacy instruction.
  • Generative AI and Predictive AI can both support teaching and learning.
  • Students can practice literacy skills through independent practice like online games.


This episode is sponsored by EdShed, an industry-leading platform that provides high-quality, research-based resources to your classroom. EdShed includes Spelling Shed, which is a spelling curriculum based on Science of Reading research, and it also includes Phonics Shed which provides narrative-driven, multi-sensory planning and resources to teach early reading and writing. Your students will love EdShed’s worldwide popular games, which enhance learning and help to develop core skills. Sign up for free at 


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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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