(If You) USEME-AI is a suggested outline for thinking about teaching and learning in our new AI-augmented reality. AI, like many other innovations, has the power to transform the learning experience if harnessed well.
(If You) USEME-AI might help frame conversations and interactions around the application of these tools in a school setting.
"Academic integrity is a principle in education and a choice to act in a responsible way so others can trust us. It means conducting all aspects of your academic life in a responsible and ethical manner. The IB expects students to produce genuine and authentic pieces of work, that represent their own abilities." IB. 2022
Some suggestions on adapting to AI use in schools. This embedded image will be updated.
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Schools should support, teach and "highlight the importance of academic integrity throughout both a student’s whole learning journey and within assessments." IB 2022.
One of the biggest concerns about AI writing tools is that they can produce good-quality text quickly. For some, this generates the concern that students might use it to 'cheat' on assignments. The risks of this are higher when there is an 'invisible middle' between setting the assignment and getting the final product. At WAB, we have an approach that is student centred, inquiry-focused and involves a lot of conferencing and feedback, so teachers can see students' progress, giving feedback and iterating on work as they go. Students are taught about Academic Integrity.
Here are some more suggestions for how to adapt to AI in assignments: