All your students are talking about AI, now what?

Apr 3, 2023, written by Brian Krause, Instructional Technology Coach with the Learning Technology Center of Illinois (LTC)


ChatGPT is a powerful AI chatbot that has been taking the internet, and education, by storm, leaving many teachers, administrators, and districts confused about how to talk about this new software in the classroom. ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence company whose main mission is to “benefit all of humanity.” It took off like wildfire, gaining over a million unique users in 5 days.

Educators are asking: how do I talk about this new technology with my students? Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on, ChatGPT is here and AI in education isn’t going away. As students become more curious about this new tech, Newsela can help demystify the world of AI and make historical connections to the present day to create relevancy in the classroom.

Newsela can help teachers navigate students’ curiosity about ChatGPT and AI while creating opportunities for learning.

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