Teaching Writing With and About Artificial Intelligence

I put together a few resources for teachers of all kinds who are looking to teach writing with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, such as ChatGPT. If you find other useful articles or tools that are openly accessible online, please send them my way. I'd love to include them on this page.

Articles about Chat GPT and AI

AI Tools
  • ChatGPT: Ask it a question and it responds. Ask it to write a paper and it does so given whatever parameters you’ve provided in your question.
  • Elicit: Ask Elicit a research question and it returns a list of academic articles and sources with short summaries of each, and a summary of the top 3-4 most relevant sources in its table.
  • Explainpaper: Upload a pdf of an academic article, then highlight passages for the AI to explain to you.
  • GPTZero: Paste in the questionable text and it will tell you its relative likelihood that it is generated by an AI, such as ChatGPT, by providing two indices, the text’s average perplexity of its sentences (i.e. the randomness of the sentences, mostly by length) and the text’s burstiness (i.e. the variation in sentence complexity across the sample). The lower the perplexity and burstiness, the more likely the text was generated by an AI.
  • TalktoBooks: Ask it a question and it searches the over 100,000 books it has for the most likely passages that give the answer, or a part of it.
  • BearlyAi: This is an app that you load on your computer and it accesses a range of AI tools on the web. The short video on the front page explains how the tool works and a couple of the key AI tools in it.
  • Glasp: This Google add on does a few things. One is that you can highlight text on webpages, then ask it to produce an AI summary using your highlighted texts.
  • Perplexity: This AI provides short answers to questions, and provides the sources of each part of its response from the Internet. You can ask follow-up questions too.
Other Resourceslast updated: 13 April 2023


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