It is time for the 2024 #8weeksofsummer Blog Challenge! Last summer we acknowledged that time and technology stand still for no one. We started to explore large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT. This summer we build upon last year’s #8weeksofsummer blog challenge to encourage bloggers and readers of blogs to explore what we know, want to know, and need to know about Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education.


Last summer, this #8WeeksOfSummer blog challenge started our exploration of AI. The blog challenge prompts from last year centered around your concerns, current knowledge, plagiarism, and anticipating how schools/districts may manage these tools. After one year of considering, learning, and observing let’s regroup to share what we have experienced and learned about AI in education.

The 2024 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge runs June 10 – July 29, 2024, and is for any educator. The challenge prompts educators with an opportunity for deep, written reflection. Each prompt asks them to blog about their reaction, thoughts, or experiences with some facet of their professional practice.


Expect the first prompt to post on HotLunchTray June 10th,
see the 2018 prompts, 2019 prompts, 2020 prompts, 2021 prompts, and 2023 prompts.

Check on June 10th and every Monday until July 29th for prompts. Any educator can participate in the 8-week summer blog challenge by:

  1. Write a blog post for each weekly prompt at
  2. Include the hashtag in your blog title, link to the weekly HotLunchTray post in your weekly blog post, and use the #8weeksofsummer weekly image in your post.
  3. Comment on HotLunchTray’s weekly post with a link to your blog.
  4. Share your weekly blog posts on social media with the #8weeksofsummer hashtag.

Complete all 8 weeks for one entry into the drawing for a USD 100 Amazon Gift card after August 1st.
Any platform that can generate a unique URL can be considered a blog. This includes Facebook, Linkedin, most social media accounts, or a traditional blog


2024 #8weeksofsummer blog challenge

Week 1: Specific tool(s) review(s): What have you been introduced to this past school year in AI that you are excited about? Feel free to review ANY AI tool(s) that excite you.

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