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Current thinking about chatGPT

Posted in Computer Science Teaching Diary on 22 - January 2023 at 07:12 AM (10 months ago). 500 views.

How should a high school computing teacher use chatGPT?

  1. Ensure students understand the technical boundaries
  2. Teach students to ask precise questions (with follow-up questions if necessary)
  3. Teach students to evaluate answers

  4. As teachers we should encourage students to ask all questions via a text interface (so we can capture questions) and fine-tune the model to reply. The goal is to have a "reasonably good" assistant that can support students as they work through content required by the syllabus. The input for questions should be textual / copy-paste / and spoken word.