Educators reveal student AI impact on teaching – glad I’m out!

AI Use in School: 14 Stories From Teachers


Key points:

  • Teachers are concerned about the impact of AI on students’ academic integrity and critical thinking skills.
  • Some educators have restricted or eliminated the use of technology in their classrooms to combat cheating.

Recently, teachers and professors shared their experiences with student AI use in the classroom. Here are some key stories:

1. A college media studies instructor received responses generated by AI instead of genuine student work.

2. The use of AI has led to increased student laziness and a lack of effort in completing assignments.

3. A Spanish teacher has limited technology use in the classroom to promote student engagement and language learning.

4. Creative writing students are penalized for using AI due to ethical concerns about plagiarism.

5. Some students risk legal consequences for using AI to complete required assignments in college.

6. Educators have observed that students spend more time using AI on assignments than if they completed the work themselves.

7. AI has exposed new levels of student laziness and lack of critical thinking skills.

8. Standardized tests written using AI have been criticized for errors and bias in content.

9. Some students use AI to cheat on assignments without repercussions, undermining the educational process.

10. AI use decreases student respect for teachers and promotes a lack of discipline in the classroom.

11. Students equate using AI to cheat with learning, compromising their education and knowledge acquisition.

12. Use of AI in language learning programs can hinder students’ progress and confidence in speaking a new language.

13. Students attempt to cheat on writing tests using AI, causing frustration for educators.

14. AI use has transformed students into lazy problem solvers, hindering their ability to think critically and collaborate.