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NYC teachers: How are ChatGPT, other AI-powered tools changing your classroom?

NYC teachers: How are ChatGPT, other AI-powered tools changing your classroom?
We want to hear your thoughts on how artificial intelligence-powered tools like ChatGPT are affecting the classroom.

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New York City Teachers Share Thoughts on AI-Powered Tools in the Classroom

New York City, NY - The introduction of artificial intelligence-powered tools like ChatGPT has sparked a debate among educators and students in New York City. While some students report widespread use of AI-powered chatbots in high schools, a national survey revealed that 44% of teenagers are likely to use AI-powered tools for schoolwork, despite considering it cheating.

The use of artificial intelligence in education has prompted school districts across the country to grapple with how to respond to the new technology. Some districts have even created their own AI-powered tools, with mixed results.

In New York City, schools initially blocked ChatGPT on school devices and networks, citing negative impacts on student learning and concerns regarding the safety and accuracy of content. However, the city later reversed course, with schools Chancellor David Banks proclaiming the city’s schools were “determined to embrace its potential.”

The American Federation of Teachers has released a set of “guardrails” and other resources to help educators safely navigate the new technology, emphasizing that safety and privacy should be prioritized when using AI-powered tools.

As conversations around AI in schools remain ongoing, educators are encouraged to share their thoughts on how AI-powered tools are changing the classroom. Are students using ChatGPT and other AI-powered tools? How is this technology impacting schools?

For more information, contact reporter Julian Shen-Berro at jshen-berro@chalkbeat.org.

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