Whether we are ready or not, AI is demanding a seat at the education table. But like anything that is new, those who use it must be accountable for understanding the good, the bad, and the ugly of it all. A teacher who uses the AI tool mentioned here MUST understand the implications and be able to justify its use. No doubt, this is a time saver of epic proportions for the beleaguered English teacher, but it is not without some potential problems. Explore! Try it out and let us know how it goes!
USING TECH: AI: GOTFEEDBACK (Feedback, Writing)
Description: With a “if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em” mentality, gotFeedback is an AI tool for teachers to save time grading written work. From the website: “To receive good feedback from gotFeedback, (teachers) you need to create specific prompts. Using the Seven Keys to Effective Feedback by Grant Wiggins, gotFeedback has put together advice on how to create effective prompts for it to provide desired feedback . . .” AI or no, teachers should always read student’s work .
Application: Use this tool to streamline feedback.
Process: Go to www.gotlearning.com and explore the possibilities using the tool. From the information gathered, start small by assigning a fairly simple and straightforward prompt. Make sure students submit their work online. To access the feedback, upload or paste student text (word or PDF) into the gotFeedback box. Select the element of writing the AI tool needs to analyze: narrative structure, details in writing, claims in writing, and evidence in writing. Note that there is also a custom feature. (For the first few times the AI tool is used, make sure to read the original student work and form conclusions as to what feedback without AI assistance would look like in order to judge its value.) Once AI has analyzed the document, read the written evaluation, copy the text onto the student document and edit to provide “more personalized feedback.” Be ready to correct inaccuracies in the AI feedback.
References or for more information:
Byrne, R. (2023) Practical Ed Tip of the Week: gotFeeback- An AI Tool for Providing Feedback on Writing Freetech4teachers.com
Alison Thetford, M.Ed