Artificial Intelligence (AI) has entered a new phase with the recent arrival of generative AI, which can be used to create content rather than just sort existing data. This has resulted in the release of tools such as ChatGPT, which is simple to use and query for all kinds of language content. Just log in with your Google account and you are good to go!
For example, with a query after my own heart, I got this:
Of course, with ChatGPT able to generate any kind of information and write in a wide variety of styles, there are concerns about its use as a workaround for schoolwork. Teachers do have tools to detect AI writing, and a specific SLP’s take is that this kind of AI clears the way for us to work on higher level skills.
For now, it’s a good tool to explore. Consider the ways that ChatGPT specifically could be used to generate stories using specific Characters, Settings or Kick-Offs in order to emphasize story elements with Story Grammar Marker®. It also can be used to create text that corresponds to various expository text structures such as List, Sequence, and Description and thereby be used with ThemeMaker®’s Information structures and Maps.
Real authorship is of course better, but the excitement and engagement of students when they read an AI story written before their eyes is certainly something to capture. Consider then working with the text, which can be cut and pasted for creation of an illustrated book in Book Creator (iPad app now $2.99), thereby again emphasizing story elements, cohesive ties, and the skill of visualization.
Note ChatGPT’s great use of key words and phrases related to sequencing that could be used for a lesson here, as well as the content related to the steps themselves, which would provide a good context for filling out a Sequencing Map, using MindWing’s Digital Icons or Magnets, and identifying verb phrases.
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