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Think of it as a tool: Artificial Intelligence in education

Students at a high school sit in front of a computer and use an AI tool.
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Technology columnist for The New York Times, Kevin Roose, published a piece in January about ChatGPT in schools where, after some research, he believed, "schools should thoughtfully embrace ChatGPT as a teaching aid — one that could unlock student creativity, offer personalized tutoring, and better prepare students to work alongside A.I. systems as adults."

There have been a lot of things that have revolutionized how educators teach in the classrooms. Things like Wikipedia, Google and even calculators have caused temporary panic in the education space. 

Now that ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence tools are becoming a central part of our everyday lives, some educators are scrambling to rethink their curriculum. If you ask the artificial intelligence app, ChatGPT, to write you a 500 page essay on the themes in Moby Dick, in a matter of seconds, you’ll have a well written paper.

Even further, you can even tell ChatGPT “write me a 500 word essay on the themes of Moby Dick, in the voice of a 10th grader” and the essay will reflect the tone and language of the average 15 year old.

When ChatGPT was first released, we took a deep dive into AI ethics and learned how it might education. And today, we get an update and we talk to teachers around the state and hear how they are actuallyutilizingAI in the classroom.


  • Jeff Young: Editor of EdSurge, an education journalism initiative
  • Tom Deans: Professor of English and Director of the University Writing Center at the University of Connecticut
  • Erica Strong: Literacy Coach at Lebanon Middle School
  • John Allen: Social Studies Teacher  at Putnam High School

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Tess is a senior producer for Connecticut Public news-talk show Where We Live. She enjoys hiking Connecticut's many trails and little peaks, gardening and writing in her seven journals.
Catherine is the Host of Connecticut Public’s morning talk show and podcast, Where We Live. Catherine and the WWL team focus on going beyond the headlines to bring in meaningful conversations that put Connecticut in context.