1. Three more on ChatGPT – tell me when you’re getting bored, please!
Nick Cave’s view is that This Song Sucks https://www.theguardian.com/music/2023/jan/17/this-song-sucks-nick-cave-responds-to-chatgpt-song-written-in-style-of-nick-cave
From The New York Times, Alarmed by A.I. Chatbots, Universities Start Revamping How They Teach https://tinyurl.com/4zh9wt92
From The Guardian, Lecturers urged to review assessments in UK amid concerns over new AI tool https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/jan/13/end-of-the-essay-uk-lecturers-assessments-chatgpt-concerns-ai
2. Maybe Pecha Kucha is part of the answer? https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/course-design-ideas/pecha-kucha-is-the-answer/ I’d no idea that pecha kucha was Japanese for chit-chat – which brings back an instant memory of a South African teacher of geography at school barking out at least twice a lesson, “Cut out the general chit-chat at the back there!”
3. Here’s a storytelling lesson plan from TeachingEnglish, Carnival crime, based on the theft and recovery of some diamonds at the carnival in Rio https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/teaching-resources/teaching-primary/stories-and-poems/storytelling-carnival-crime ‘Suitable for primary learners from A1 and above’. Lesson plan, worksheet, script & cards and story text all below!
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4. And, finally, the seventh and last instalment of The New York Times Happiness Challenge: Keep Happiness Going All Year Long https://tinyurl.com/mr8f9v9n We can but try!