#149 – ChatGPT

Tech Talk For Teachers January 17, 2023 11 min


In today’s episode, we’ll explore ChatGPT, how it works, and some of the questions it has prompted in education circles.

Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host

About ChatGPT

  • Is a free, web-based chatbot.
  • Is an artificial intelligence tool developed by OpenAI.
  • Generates human-like text responses to questions and word prompts.


  • Remembers what a user has typed earlier in a conversation.
  • Allows follow-up corrections.
  • Is trained to decline inappropriate requests.


  • May generate incorrect information.
  • May produce harmful instructions or biased content.
  • Is not connected to the live internet.
  • Has limited knowledge of the world and events after 2021.


A few considerations discussed during the episode include:

  • Educator uses
  • Academic integrity concerns
  • Impacts on writing instruction
  • Evaluation of current practices
  • Preparing students for a world of artificial intelligence (AI)

For more information about integrating technology into your school system, explore the following AVID Open Access podcast episode: Equity-Driven Selection, Implementation, and Evaluation of Ed Tech, with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Jin Soo-Huh from The Learning Accelerator.