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Cheating on homework using AI may be a big no-no for students, but across the country, AI is helping overworked teachers do their jobs.
According to the Mail on Sunday, more than 1000 primary and secondary school teachers are using Real Fast Reports—which creates 'totally personalised and unique' end-of-year reports using teacher bullet points.
Currently, many teachers have to write end-of-year reports outside of work hours on evenings and weekends due to the demands of the profession. As a result, the practice of copy and pasting different report templates has therefore been widespread for some years due to a sheer lack of time and school resources.
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The hope with the Real Fast Reports software is that teachers can finish reports 'in record time' with a greater level of detail than before.
The software itself was created by former teachers Peter Gravell and Angela Newton, who offer automated reports 'with a personal touch' for £10 per year.
One UK secondary school teacher said: "I saved around 2-3 hours on my Year 7 reports alone."
Screenshots of the software in action shows teachers putting in feedback about pupils using bullet points, which the AI then turns into a detailed report.
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Mr Gravell told the Mail on Sunday that he thinks the software will help produce better reports than what many teachers currently have the capacity to produce. "Some teachers just write three reports per class – one good, one medium, one bad – and then copy and paste for the whole class and change the names.
"As experienced teachers and parents, we understand the concerns about AI potentially short-changing families and producing formulaic or bland reports. However, our service balances the efficiency of AI with the personal touch that only a teacher can provide."
The AI software has received some criticism. The parental campaign group Us For Them said: "Children are expected to deliver individually prepared homework without the help of AI. It shouldn't be too much for parents to expect the same of schools."
But for British teachers, many of whom work an estimated 12 hours per day and have to spend huge amounts of time doing work outside of the classroom, the software could be a godsend.
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