AI Guide Demystifying the Hype Around Artificial Intelligence

As public access to artificial intelligence (AI) tools has increased, so has the concern about their role in education. The AI Pedagogy Project is a curated collection of classroom assignments designed to help educators facilitate critical conversations with their students about the capabilities and limitations of AI.

The AI Pedagogy Project was created by the MetaLAB (at) Harvard University, within the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Safety, as a response to the following challenges: How do we concretely and responsibly support teachers to address the role of AI in the classroom? How do we support students in developing critical relationships with these tools while enhancing their education?

The AI Pedagogy Project will take shape as an open repository of curated assignments, activities, and prompts that educators can leverage within their classrooms to initiate some of these conversations.

The Project’s AI Guide for educators and education administrators provides an introduction to the current AI tools that are relevant for use in educational settings and demystifies some of the hype surrounding AI. It is intended to help educators consider whether to integrate AI into their teaching and how to do so responsibly.

The guide is comprised of three parts:

Part 1: AI Starter is for educators who are new to using AI tools. This part introduces AI concepts, suggests classroom AI policies, and more.

Part 2: LLM Tutorial is a guided demonstration of ChatGPT. The tutorial is recommended even for educators who have used this AI tool before. They will learn essential dos and don’ts, debunk common myths, and be prepared to use large language models responsibly.

Part 3: Resources suggests additional trusted resources to continue expanding educators’ knowledge about AI. (Secondary school educators may want to check out the suggestions for high school.)

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