Why do we need an AI policy?
This is happening. Pretending AI tools don’t exist and “banning” them will not accomplish that goal because students will still be able to access them on their phones and devices at home. We’re now living in a world where everyone needs to learn how to use AI tools EFFECTIVELY.
For guidance on where to start, please watch my 32-min video on “Planning for A.I. Implementation: Strategic Support for Leaders.” It addresses:
- How can ChatGPT (and Bard, Khanmigo, and Diffit) save teachers and leaders time?
- How can we use ChatGPT and other A.I. tools most effectively in the classroom?
- How should we begin in planning for A.I. implementation?
- What are some PD options to support your staff?
PS--Here’s the FREE PDF of the slides.
Here are some additional resources that address the WHY question:
- “This Changes Everything': How A.I. Is About to Upend Teaching and Learning” by Robin Lake, The 74, 4/27/23.
- WATCH "The A.I. Dilemma" on YouTube (March 9, 2023). This 1-hour video should be REQUIRED VIEWING for every citizen!!! More than 50% of people who work in AI think there's a 10% chance that AI will destroy civilization as we know it.
- WATCH "Artificial Intelligence Revolution," 60 Minutes, 4/19/23. This 29-min CBS TV segment gives a useful overview of what we knew about AI as of April, 2023.
What should our AI policy include? Got any sample materials?
- This FREE Sample AI Policy Template with Questions is a great starting point for discussions about what your school’s AI policy should include. For more info, see “Artificial Intelligence Policy in Secondary Schools,” from the “Reading, Writing, Digital” blog by Leon Furze (2/23/23).
- This Google file, “Classroom Policies for AI Generative Tools,” curated by Lance Eaton, provides a growing list of sample policies (primarily from higher ed institutions).
- Getting Smart's Whitepaper on A.I. in Education (Overview of AI and various tools; updated periodically)
- Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning: Insights and Recommendations--report from the US Dept. of Education, Office of Educational Technology, May 2023. This report addresses the clear need for sharing knowledge, engaging educators, and refining technology plans and policies for artificial intelligence (AI) use in education. The report describes AI as a rapidly-advancing set of technologies for recognizing patterns in data and automating actions, and guides educators in understanding what these emerging technologies can do to advance educational goals—while evaluating and limiting key risks.
- by the licensed under the . This document offers suggestions for issues to consider when using AI in the classroom. Last updated Jan. 31, 2023.
- AI and Education: Guidance for Policy-makers, UNESCO, 2021.
How should we cite AI?
- “How do I cite generative AI in MLA Style?” from MLA Style Center, 7-21-23.
- “How to cite ChatGPT” from APA Style Blog, Timothy McAdoo, 4-7-23.
- “Acknowledging the Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence” (2023, Monash University).