ChatGPT sees 51% adoption among US K-12 teachers

ChatGPT is becoming increasingly popular in education as a personalized learning tool.

It is an AI-powered chatbot that can answer students’ questions, provide feedback on assignments, and even hold conversations.

Key Points:

  • ChatGPT is an AI-powered chatbot used by teachers as a virtual assistant.
  • A February survey of 1,000 US kindergarten through 12th grade teachers revealed 51% had used ChatGPT, with 40% using it weekly and 10% using it daily.
  • Middle and high school teachers were more likely to use the tool than those teaching lower grades.
  • Twenty-two percent said they use it to communicate with parents, students and colleagues.
  • ChatGPT is used primarily for writing report card comments, lesson planning, and coming up with creative ideas.
  • Only one in 10 teachers reported catching a student using ChatGPT without permission.

Personal Insights:

  • If you are in education, you’ve got to take 30 minutes to an hour, get a cup of coffee and check it out.

Article Highlights:

  • Despite worries that the artificial intelligence program could make cheating easier.
  • Half of K-12 teachers report using it. Edtech companies are scrambling to release their own tools.
  • About a third of teachers in the survey, commissioned by the Walton Family Foundation, said they use ChatGPT for lesson planning and coming up with creative ideas for classes.

“As teachers, it feels like we’re short on time for everything,” Marin says. “I’ve had some nights where I’ve stayed up until midnight submitting comments.” He also uses the free artificial intelligence chatbot to help draft emails to parents, complete Individualized Education Programs for some students (such as those with learning disabilities) and even as a teaching tool.

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