What can an AI do at a very young age?

I have witnessed the efficiency of AI in this EDTECH class. As a newbie to AI, I was amazed by its contribution to building the context and creating a wealth of responses to questions being posted for  AI to respond to. It’s totally making the writing task done instantly, giving you the wealth of knowledge anyone could ever need. At this point, it came to my mind that AI does so much help in academic, and professional writing outputs. But then I became anxious that AI may post a negative effect on children at young ages. They may have discovered AI as early as their age and they become too dependent on using AI to submit their homework, essays, and many other writing activities required of them in the classroom.

I have a few questions for everyone in our EC&I 830 class of which I am really skeptical as AI may give a negative impact at young ages.  Does AI really help our young kids to think critically by themselves? Will students pose laziness in creating their own writing task? Will they credit the source of information they have gathered online or via AI? If a class has been introduced with the use of AI and a student submits a very impressive essay that had been aided by CHATGPT, how is the writing output being graded? Will that output receive a 100% mark? Are there readily available standard criteria to grade AI produced write ups?

I have heard teachers introduced AI at elementary grade levels, however, they still require their students to decode information from AI write up. Does this mean, information from AI have not given the exact information that teachers are looking for the learners? As Purcell et al. (2013) emphasize that in this modern and digital age, there are challenges to better educate our learners about writing, how the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and address issues on plagiarism and fair use. I can view that the connection of writing a variety of tasks using AI in this case which may not help the students produce formal and informal writings on their own. All other questions linger in my mind as I am not very sure of  what, how, when do AI gives all the positive potentials for now and future purposes for our young children.

Reference:

Purcell, et al. (2013, July 16). The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools. Pew Research Center. https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2013/07/16/the-impact-of-digital-tools-on-student-writing-and-how-writing-is-taught-in-schools/

 

 

My Experience of Using Technology in the Classroom

Many years ago when I started teaching high school Mathematics, I was enjoying the traditional way of presenting a lesson using “chalk and board talk”. It’s just amazing learning atmosphre how students participate actively and orally in my lessons. Years passed by, school administraion had began introducing teaching tools that enhanced learning.  So then, we were given training suport by our IT in the school. Since then, I have been using technology in my teaching for  some years now. I began using projectors, CPU’s, and tablets in my classroom to facilitate learning which were all provided by our school. This allowed my students to access online resources such as videos, audio, and other electronic media. I also found that the use of technology in the classroom allowed me to provide a more interactive learning experience by engaging my students in virtual discussions and hands-on activities. Technology also allowed them to submit completed tasks on paperless methods. This was a very insensitive day-to-day academic life, especially in the peak time of Covid-19.

I am really enjoying the  use of technology in the classroom that gives me the opportunity to introduce my students to the world of many learning opportunities. This allowed them to gain a better understanding of the technology behind their regular activities, quizzes and assessments. My students were able to apply what they have learned especially  in their Math problem solving and at the same learning this subject as second language learners.

Thank you very much to “incorporating technology” into my teaching that allowed me to stay connected to my students, school adminstration and staff. I trully appreciate that using technology in the classroom is incredibly giving me rewarding experiences. It has allowed me to provide all my students with a more engaging and interactive learning journey until this moment.