I am interested in learning more about how teachers of History (college and high school level) are using A.I. tools like ChatGPT in the classroom. Like many, I have been frustrated by campus-wide conversations that tend to polarize between A.I. boosters and A.I. rejecters, with historians falling mostly (but not entirely) into the latter group. I've read a few personal reflections by history teachers that describe a positive experience with a particular tool but have yet to find anything that looks systematically at the ways that A.I. tools can be used productively in classes. (I've seen plenty of pieces that discuss how A.I. undermines student reading, research, and writing skills so no need for more on that score!) If anyone can direct me to a good resource or if you have had positive experiences of your own, I'd love to hear about them! Thanks in advance!
As a graduate student, I use ChatGPT to find keywords, dates, and other research material for topics I need to learn about. I fill out a worksheet that I created listing what information I took from ChatGPT. I also cite it as a source from where I received my information. Then I look it up in Google the exact sentence to see exactly what article this information came from and cited them. I know that sounds like overkill, but I want to give credit where credit is due. I use that information when researching databases; finding the right search string and what booleans (and or not) or truncations to use is hard sometimes.