#269 – WICOR® and AI: Reading

Tech Talk For Teachers March 12, 2024 12 min

WICOR® and AI: Reading

In today’s episode, we’ll review strategies for integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into the reading process.

Read a transcript of this episode.

Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host


  • Paste in your text.
  • Ask the AI for historical context.
  • Ask the AI to identify key vocabulary.
  • Ask the AI for a brief summary.

During Reading

  • Ask the AI for questions about the text.
  • Paste in your own questions and ask what’s missing.
  • Submit ideas and ask for feedback.
  • Prompt the AI to ask follow-up questions.


  • Ask the AI for questions about the text as a whole.
  • Submit responses to AI questions and ask for feedback on your answers.
  • Engage in a debate about the content with the AI.
  • Chat with an expert or historical figure.

Bonus Strategies

  • Use Speechify for text-to-speech processing.
  • Use Otter for speech-to-text processing.
  • Translate the text into another language.
  • Ask the AI to rewrite text at different reading levels.

For information about artificial intelligence (AI), explore the following AVID Open Access article collection: AI in the K–12 Classroom.