The rise of artificial intelligence in schools

The rise of artificial intelligence in schools
The rise of artificial intelligence in schools

(WSPA) GREENVILLE, S.C. Artificial intelligence is pervasive and has even entered educational institutions.   Renee Lane, Spartanburg District 6’s Director of Secondary Education, joined anchor Taylor Murray to discuss it in detail.

The classroom may not always benefit from artificial intelligence. The most crucial thing, according to Renne Lane, is for parents to get familiar with these platforms, use them, and support teachers when they discuss them with students in the classroom.

Parents might look for a few indicators that their child is relying too much on AI to finish schoolwork.

“I believe the first one is that they do their homework quite promptly. They aren’t giving the assignments enough time to be completed. The fact that they are just utilizing their computer is another significant indicator. Instead of just Googling and ChatGPT, we want to see students writing, studying, and working, added Lane.

The utilization of ChatGPT, according to Lane, is something that parents should particularly be on the lookout for this school year.

So, you have to keep an eye on them, she explains. Everything is produced, including essays, science projects, conversations, and presentations.

There are potential risks associated with pupils using AI too often.

“I believe that the largest risk is that they are limiting their own capacity for problem-solving and for applying techniques like the scientific method and writing process. They will require those talents in their daily lives, in college, and in the workplace. We want to prevent children from being reliant on anything to fulfill those needs by ensuring that they acquire those skills at an early age.

Renee Lane, Spartanburg District 6’s director of secondary education

According to Lane, it can be challenging to distinguish between artificial intelligence and creative work, therefore Spartanburg District 6 is working to train and equip teachers to make the distinction.

The first thing we urge instructors to do is utilize it personally, which is also what we ask parents to do, she continues. Find out what it generates. The second skill teachers excel at is recognizing the voices of the students in their work. Therefore, it might be a significant red flag when someone uses these tools rather than doing it themselves.

Even though AI has inherent drawbacks, according to Lane, there are beneficial ways it can be applied to improve learning.

“It does have some advantages. You know, these resources can benefit children who require more aid. They sometimes find it useful for organizing math problems and providing a structure for their writing. It can assist teachers with tedious activities like grading. Therefore, it’s not entirely harmful, but we should only use it seldom.

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