On My Radar – January 2023

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      On My Radar – December 2022

      Some thoughts on ChatGPT / Education

      Some thoughts / questions on ChatGPT and how it will impact education.

      • How many students are already using it to write essays, book reports, etc.?
      • What is the current awareness of educators about it and how many schools already have written policies in place about it this technology?
      • Should it be highly discouraged for students, or could it be a good tool – eg to get a basic outline for an essay and then authentically write the essay based on that outline?

      Here’s an example of ChatGPT providing an outline for a book report. Using this verbatim would be cheating of course but what if the student just used this as a framework for their report? I can see this also being useful for teachers for lesson planning.

      The Hard Fork podcast interviewed a teacher who is very optimistic about using Chat GPT in the class room. This is in contrast to other stories that have developed around this – like the New York City school district banning Chat GPT in the classroom and another school teacher calling this the end of high-school English.