ChatGPT In English Class: Using AI Writers As Thinking Partners

Dr. Aimee Myers ChatGPT in English Class

How do you feel about using ChatGPT in English classes? I know, that's a loaded question with lots of teacher reactions running the gamut from loving the idea of learning something new to dreading the day students will use this tool to cheat on their writing assignments. 

Even if you had a middle-of-the-road reaction, I invite you to listen to Dr. Aimee Myers as we discuss how we can use AI tools for good in the classroom. Dr. Myers is currently a professor at Texas Women's University but has spent years teaching middle and high school English classes.

I love Aimee's perspective because she has chosen to embrace AI tools and even used ChatGPT to help craft writing assignments with a zombie theme.  AI tools also open the door for classroom discussion about whether the AI content is factually correct and how the students can make the AI first draft their own.

Many students also don't like revising their writing and using AI as a basic draft helps kids understand why revision is necessary. They are still involved in the writing process, even if ChatGPT has given them a jumpstart.

Do you have ideas about how to use ChatGPT in your classroom?

I'd love to read your ideas! Feel free to share your thoughts in the collaboration area below.

reThink ELA Podcast
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ChatGPT In English Class: Using AI Writers As Thinking Partners

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About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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