Teaching Lesson Planning with AI
I've enjoyed giving some thought lately to potential applications of AI in teacher education. Today, I experimented with ChatGPT in generating exemplar lesson plans and the results were mixed, but no lesser than one might expect from student teachers in their first foray into lesson planning. My initial thoughts were that this might be a useful tool for creating new examples of lessons to help model lesson structures and, moreover, offer students an opportunity to evaluate various plans, identifying the merits and shortfalls therein. There is also scope to use AI to help students/teachers get to grips with how they might embed technologies in their lesson plans: The Bing AI bot was perhaps more helpful in supporting teacher development by focusing on useful resources and a range of suggested activity ideas: I'm keen to keep the conversation around this going, so please let me know your thoughts.