#253 – Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

Tech Talk For Teachers January 16, 2024 14 min

Academic Integrity in the Age of AI

In today’s episode, we’ll explore ways to address and maintain academic integrity in a classroom where students have access to generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools.

Read a transcript of this episode.

Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host

Strategies to Consider

  1. Determine why kids may cheat and address those factors.
  2. Generate expectations and guidelines collaboratively with your students.
  3. Have students sign an academic integrity contract.
  4. Redesign your assignments and assessments:
    • Make them project-based.
    • Tie them to something personal or local.
    • Make them multimodal.
    • Facilitate collaborative creation in the classroom.
  5. Have students document how they use AI.

Approaches to Avoid

  • Don’t create a “gotcha” environment.
  • Don’t just lock it and block it.
  • Don’t violate terms of use.

For information about artificial intelligence (AI), explore the following AVID Open Access article collection: AI in the K–12 Classroom.