AI and Persuasion: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos Supports

Why? This lesson on ethos, pathos, and logos equips students with the foundational skills of persuasive communication, crucial for both academic and real-world contexts. Understanding these rhetorical strategies enables students to critically analyze arguments and craft more compelling, well-rounded presentations or essays. Using an AI chatbot helps students better understand technology and how it can […]

AI and Persuasion: Anticipating Objections

Why? A common element of persuasion is identifying possible objections or differing points of view, and then refuting or diminishing them. This lesson helps students with the challenging process of brainstorming likely objections. By mastering the skill of anticipating and addressing objections, students strengthen their own arguments and develop a deeper understanding of the topic […]

“Show, Don’t Tell”: Indirect Characterization with AI Images

Why? This lesson enriches students’ narrative writing skills by emphasizing the importance of “show, don’t tell,” a pivotal technique in engaging storytelling. It strengthens critical thinking and creativity, encouraging students to craft detailed, vivid character portrayals and analyze their peers’ work. Moreover, integrating AI image generation technology appeals to digital-native learners and visually demonstrates the […]

Op-ed writing with AI

Why? Writing op-eds, or argumentative opinion articles, can be a great way for students to practice backing up their opinions with facts and reasoning. Often, one of the most challenging parts of op-ed writing can be acknowledging and responding to an opposing point of view, or counterargument. In this lesson, an AI chatbot like ChatGPT […]

Finding Your Writer’s Voice in the Age of AI

Why? One of the biggest impacts of recent AI developments is the technology’s ability to produce human-like writing, leaving many to question whether there will still be a place for human writing in the future. However, it’s important to remember that writing is about more than producing coherent sentences. This lesson is designed to help […]

Analyzing AI-Generated Essays

Why? In a digital age where AI tools increasingly assist in content creation, understanding the nuances, strengths, and weaknesses of such content is vital. This lesson empowers students to critically evaluate AI-written essays, refining their analytical skills and deepening their understanding of effective essay writing. Materials Needed Time needed  Computers with internet access  Whiteboard and […]

Pulling Vocab Words from Writing Passages with ChatGPT

Why? In this lesson, students use ChatGPT to locate and define grade-appropriate vocabulary words from a given text. By engaging with this lesson, students not only learn new words but also become adept at using technology as a learning tool. They are introduced to innovative methods of learning, harnessing the capabilities of AI to enhance […]

Alternate Shakespeare Endings with AI

Why? Because AI tools like ChatGPT are capable of mimicking the writing style of well-known authors, they can be a great tool for adapting or exploring alternatives to commonly-read works in class. In this lesson, students are asked to brainstorm alternate endings to Shakespeare’s works and use AI to see their ideas come to life.  […]

AI and Media Literacy

Why? Because students are exposed to vast amounts of news and information in their daily lives and there is a rising potential for AI-generated content, it’s crucial to understand the nuances and implications of machine-authored news. This lesson enlightens students about the impact of tone on information absorption and helps them discern the authenticity and […]