Creating Digital Trails

Recently, I wrote a blog post, which resulted in an interesting comment from Doug Peterson.

While this was not necessarily the intent of my post, Doug got me thinking about different uses of blogs.

I returned to this thinking recently, when I left a comment on his post yesterday about ChatGPT and interviews.

I started to think, maybe I need to record my thinking in a blog post, so that I can return to it if/when we explore school uses for ChatGPT.

Further to what I shared in my blog post comment, it would be interesting to critically analyze the questions that students write.

  • Which ones are ChatGPT more likely to answer correctly, and which ones are not?
  • If ChatGPT cannot answer the questions correctly, could the students utilize the information available online to answer the questions themselves?
  • How might students need to reformulate questions to allow for more in-depth answers?

The new Language Document, makes lots of connections between Language expectations and the content areas, and this kind of activity would definitely support this learning.

As I write this post, I’m thinking about a tweet from Jennifer Angle back in May.

I know that there was an overlap here between AI and questioning (interviews), and I wish that I could remember the exact use of ChatGPT in this experience. I do know that by including this tweet in my post, I will think more about what happened here, and reach out to Jennifer to find out more about the evolution of this project.

When we blog, we create a digital trail of our thinking and learning, and provide opportunities to re-explore, re-think, and re-use ideas from the past. How have you used blogging in this way? Thanks Doug for not only inspiring this blog post, but for reminding me about the importance of documenting my thinking here, so that I can return to it again … maybe this year, maybe next year, or maybe many years down the line.


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