Teachers Turning To AI To Help In The Classroom
We can’t really go a day without someone or something using AI to make their life easier or to cut costs. This is a blessing and a curse, but all depends on how it’s used.
ChatGPT In The Classroom?
We’ve seen companies use AI. to run systems for companies. But what about when it comes to education? No, No! We’re not talking about taking teachers out of the classroom. We’ve all witnessed one-on-one teaching and know that’s the best way to learn. But what if the teacher is using AI to make their lives just a little easier?
Time.com talked to Peter Paccone, a social studies teacher in San Marino, California. ChatGPT has become more and more useful for people. Especially since it was made free to the world to use last November. Paccone refers to ChatGPT as his new in class assistant.
He said he uses the free AI service to plan and write out simple topics for his high school class. Since ChatGPT pulls all it’s sources from all over the internet, he doesn’t use it for complicated lessons because it doesn’t always pull factual information. Again, still a work in progress. He did tell Time that he uses it for lessons like how a cotton gin works. Topics he knows it can’t mess up. This allows him to spend more time on the harder topics to teach.
Is AI Allowed?
Now is this frowned upon in the education field. Kind of. OpenAi.com was one of the top 50 most visited sites, according to the Time article. School districts across the country were banning the use of the site to form lessons for education because of it’s possibility of not working properly and formulating false info. But teachers like Peter are using it for good. More and more teachers are turning to Facebook groups for teachers to learn how to use the site properly for classroom use. Many of the groups have close to 40,000 members in them.
Is this something you would be ok with? Knowing your child could be learning from AI in the classroom? We have more on this story in today’s edition of a Few Things You Should Know!