“Writing with AI”

Main Idea

The main idea of this scenario is to engage students in editing tasks with the assistance of AI technology. Students revise paragraphs for formality, length, and argument strength, then compare their edits to suggestions generated by AI. This process encourages students to develop essential writing skills, including critical thinking, adaptability, and communication, while introducing them to the possibilities of working with AI in the writing process. By reflecting on their editing choices and the influence of AI suggestions, students deepen their understanding of effective writing strategies and enhance their ability to produce high-quality written content independently.

Creator Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou
Subject Language and Computer science
Length 1-3 hours
Pedagogical Approach Inquiry-Based Learning
Competences

Skills

  • Editing Skills: Students practice revising and editing written content, focusing on aspects such as formality, length, and argument strength.
  • Critical Thinking: Analyzing the differences between their revisions and those suggested by the AI encourages students to think critically about writing choices and their impact.
  • Adaptability: Students learn to adapt their writing style based on different contexts, understanding when to use formal or informal language and how to adjust the length of their writing.
  • Communication Skills: Discussing and justifying their editing choices in group discussions enhances students’ ability to communicate their ideas effectively.
Grades Grades 7-12
Technologies

Computers or tablets with internet access.

https://chat.openai.com
Evaluation Tools Students’ assessment should be based on their participation in discussions, the quality of their revisions, and their ability to reflect on the collaboration with the GAI in improving their writing skills.
   

Learning Activities

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Activity Part 2 (30 minutes):

Introduce the GAI tool to students and explain its capabilities.

Guide students to use the GAI tool to generate alternative versions of their paragraphs.

Ask them to compare the AI-generated versions with their revisions.

Discuss any differences, similarities, and the reasoning behind the AI’s choices.

Group Discussion (20 minutes):

Divide students into small groups to share and compare their editing choices and AI-generated versions.

Facilitate a discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

Encourage students to defend their choices and consider alternative perspectives.

Reflection and Finalization (15 minutes):

Ask students to reflect on the overall process and whether they agreed or disagreed with the GAI’s suggestions.

Have them finalize their paragraphs, incorporating any valuable insights gained from the activity.

Discuss as a class how the collaboration with AI influenced their editing decisions and what they learned from the experience.

Worksheets

Activity Part 1: Individual Editing

Paragraph for Revision:

(Provide the paragraph to each student)

Instructions:

  • Make the paragraph more formal or informal.
  • Adjust the length by either condensing or expanding the content.
  • Strengthen the argument by adding supporting details or refining the existing points.

Your Revisions:

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Justification:

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Activity Part 2: Comparing with GAI

GAI-Generated Revisions: Write down the alternative versions suggested by the GAI

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Comparison: Compare your revisions with the GAI-generated versions

Similarities:

  • Formality Level
  • Length Adjustment
  • Argument Strength

Differences:

  • Formality Level
  • Length Adjustment
  • Argument Strength

Activity Part 3: Finalize your Paragraph

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