Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are open for student and staff use in the Beaverton School District.
The use of AI applications in BSD has the potential to support student learning. AI tools, like other resources on the internet, offer students the opportunity to seek help in their understanding, brainstorm ideas for demonstrating their understanding and provide ways for students to stay engaged in their learning.
For staff, AI tools can automate routine and repetitive tasks. The use of this technology can afford teachers more time to focus on instruction and relationships with students, as outlined in the Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning report released by the U.S. Department of Education. Examples include automating the delivery of additional learning resources for an assignment or project and automating recordkeeping.
As AI tools become more integrated into applications used by students and staff, it's important to understand the limitations of these tools. While AI tools are growing in sophistication, the information that they provide isn't always accurate, so students and staff need to exercise critical thinking skills to evaluate work produced by AI.
Teacher and student training on the use of AI tools is critical to understanding both the potential and limitations of these applications. As AI use expands in education, BSD will continue to develop resources to guide responsible use.
BSD recognizes our responsibility to safeguard the privacy and security of students as AI applications are used. The use of AI tools will be governed by the same processes currently utilized to ensure the safety of student data.
- What is artificial intelligence (AI)?
- What are examples of AI that are currently in use in everyday life?
- What is generative AI?
- How does generative AI applications like ChatGPT work?
- How can I help my student share their learning process using AI applications?
- What about students using AI to cheat?
- Are there guidelines & resources for educators regarding AI use?