Students as fact-checkers of ChatGPT
Teacher instructions: Consider a prompt with which you can prompt ChatGPT. Visit ChatGPT to enter your prompt and generate your response. Some sample ideas from various disciplines:
- Gender studies: Gender performativity as Judy W
- History: Bartering’s role in commercial capitalism
- Urban planning/public affairs: Comparing/contrasting ideas of utopian urban planners
- English/language arts/literature: Man versus nature in The Lord of the Flies
- Business/Economics: The role of entrepreneurship and its challenges
- Biology: Aerobic vs. anaerobic respiration
- Chemistry: How does temperature affect the pressure exerted by a gas?
- Physics: Newton’s 2nd Law lab report
- Theater: Commedia Dell’Arte and Shakespeare
- Music: Classical music and rock and roll
After generating a prompt from ChatGPT, copy and paste the response into a document and save the document as a PDF. Set it up in your LMS as an Hypothesis-enabled reading. Then, copy and paste these instructions into your own course to use with your students. Be sure to review the instructions before posting in your courses. You may want to make adjustments depending on how you plan to assess annotations or due to your specific discipline and/or assignment.
Instructions for students
Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to use both course materials and outside materials to both fact-check and create a bibliography for ChatGPT’s writing. Collaboratively annotating ChatGPT’s work will allow us to review key course ideas. You can review a quick-start guide for how to add annotations here.
Instructions: As you review the text, add 1-2 annotations to provide citations for ChatGPT’s writing which either proves or disproves what ChatGPT claims. Your annotations should contain citations from the course or external sources. In addition to the citation, explain whether your citation supports or disproves ChatGPT’s writing and how.
Important notes about annotating:
- Make sure you hit “Post” after you complete your annotation, or else your annotation will not be saved.
- Make sure it says “Post to [this class]” and not “Post to only me” or else I won’t be able to review your annotations.
- If someone replies to your annotation, you will not receive a notification. Check back periodically to continue the conversation!