Six Ways Teachers Can Use ChatGPT to Save Time (Todd Finley)

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“Todd Blake Finley, PhD, is a tenured professor of English Education at East Carolina University. He has taught elementary and 7th–12th grade English and co-developed the Tar River Writing Project. He was selected as one of the Top 12 Global Teacher Bloggers by Cathy Rubin for the Huffington Post in 2014 and again in 2015.”

This article appeared in Edutopia March 13, 2023.

ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot trained to understand typed prompts and generate content that sounds human, is the fastest-growing web platform ever. For a couple of months, I’ve assessed how ChatGPT handles dozens of common teacher tasks. It’s not perfect, but the chatbot can reduce the 10 hours and 40 minutes a day that the average teacher works by automating the first drafts of our most time-consuming professional writing.

In the paragraphs that follow, I’ve divided these tasks into the following categories: planning instruction…

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