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RAPID RESPONSE: How is artificial intelligence disrupting education?


OVERVIEW

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Artificial intelligence tools are evolving faster than ever, and schools are struggling to keep up. The technology is raising questions about what counts as original work and what it means to cheat.

A free open-use artificial intelligence (AI) tool trained by millions of digital books, online writings, and other media, called ChatGPT, launched in November. It mimics human writing—allowing anyone with an internet connection to obtain AI-generated essays, poetry or answers to math problems. Art AI tools such as DALL-E 2, Midjourney, and Stable Diffusion can create images that look like they were made by a human.

While these newer AI tools are turning heads with their abilities to mimic human creativity, the use of artificial intelligence has been increasing for years.

SRL wants to know how students and teachers feel about new AI tools, like ChatGPT. How should schools treat these technologies? How are teachers handling them in the classroom? What do students think about using AI for assignments and learning?

YOUR CHALLENGE

Record a short video (under 3 minutes) explaining your opinions and experiences about artificial intelligence in school. DEADLINE: January 27th

Suggested questions for students:

  • Have you used ChatGPT or similar AI tools ?
  • If so, what was your experience with it?
  • How do you feel about essays, articles, art, poetry, or music generated by artificial intelligence?
  • How do you think teachers and schools should approach artificial intelligence tools, like ChatGPT?

Suggested questions for teachers:

  • How do you see AI tools, like ChatGPT being used by students?
  • How are you adapting to artificial intelligence technology, such as ChatGPT?
  • What do you think it’s important for teachers and students to understand as these technologies proliferate?

OPTIONS

Record another student or teacher: Record a student or a teacher in your school and/or community using the suggested questions as a guide. Add your own questions too, and ask good follow up questions based on the answers you hear.

Record yourself: This could be in the form of a video diary, where you record yourself talking straight to the camera using the suggested questions.

CONSIDER THESE EXAMPLES AS YOU PRODUCE YOUR MEDIA, VIDEO WILL BE EDITED INTO A MONTAGE BY SRL EDITORS:

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Create a Montage: Edit together five to eight responses, post to your program’s social media accounts and tag us. This piece would be great content for your school show as well. Throw in some B-Roll if you want an extra challenge and aim to include a diverse representation of students in your school.

ON CAMERA IDENTIFICATION: For the record, please say and spell your full name (first and last) on camera. Also please describe how you want to be identified in this video. For example, “I’m an 11th grade student at Canyon High School in Santa Clarita, California” NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS USED BY SRL’S EDITORS TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS ON SCREEN. WE NEED IT IN ORDER TO PUBLISH YOUR VIDEO.

PRODUCTION STEPS

  • Decide which option you would like to pursue.
  • Brainstorm interview subjects and research the topic. If you are interviewing other students, reach out to your interview subject(s) for a pre-interview and schedule a recording date.
  • Prepare and practice.
  • Record the interview(s) and make sure to thank your subject for their time. They must sign our media release if they are under 18.
  • Transfer your footage to your computer or device and transcribe using Otter or similar service.
  • Before uploading your video, watch it. Submit your raw video and transcripts using this SUBMISSION FORM to submit your materials. We encourage educators to watch the videos and review them for technical issues, and ONLY SUBMIT THE BEST 5 PER SCHOOL OR CLASS.

PRODUCTION GUIDE

USE/DOWNLOAD: RAPID RESPONSES SKILLS AND STANDARDS CHECKLIST

It is important to follow these guidelines if you would like your video to be considered for publication.

UPLOADING VIDEO FILE:

Rename the video file with your information: STATE_School_Name_AI.mp4 Example: CT_BensonHigh_SallySmith_AI.mp4

File type: .mp4, codec: h.264, resolution: 1920x1080, 30fps

Exporting .mp4 using Premiere or Final Cut Pro

EXAMPLE OF DESIRED COMPOSITION FOR RAPID RESPONSES:

Subject is looking at the camera, centered, from the chest up, normal headroom.

composition

SUBMIT TO PBS NEWSHOUR STUDENT REPORTING LABS | DEADLINE: JANUARY 27th

UPLOADING VIDEO FILE:

Rename the video file with your information: STATE_School_Name_AI.mp4

Example: VA_FlowerHigh_SarahSmith_AI.mp4

File type: .mp4, codec: h.264, resolution: 1080x1920 (vertical), 30fps

Exporting .mp4 using Premiere or Final Cut Pro

SUBMIT HERE

Ethics

A set of moral principles based on standards of right and wrong, usually in terms of obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues.

Source: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Media

Media refers to all electronic or digital means and print or artistic visuals used to transmit messages.

Source: NAMLE

Issue

​​A subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about

Source: Cambridge Dictionary

Topics

Active Prompts

Levels

Beginner

Materials

Post It Notes

Camera

Internet

Estimated Time

1 day