Virtual Teacher
by CATHY BROWN No:260 24 01 2023
Hello Everyone,
I hope you're having a great day today!
I had some fun this week with........

ChatGPT which has caused a HUGE response, What do you think??
I have written a couple of articles on it, below, it is amazing. The NSW Education Department have effectively banned it, internationally others have followed suit, BUT many have embraced it.
We are almost through the fourth week of 2023
I have already amassed an impressive time capsule......

I have DOWNLOADED the Quadcorp -Startrek Tricorder App just for fun.

I have been practising my MAGIC TRICKS and love this one.

I have REDISCOVERED Switcheroo Zoo - Free in the Browser.
My INDULGENCE, a fabulous Korean Spa Treatment in Paddington.

I have LOVED WATCHING "Wednesday" on NetFlix, great directing, acting,
lighting and script - Absolutely Splendid.

I have DOWNLOADED the ZOO Me App and made myself absolutely Scary.

What does your time capsule look like so far?
Have a great week, whatever you're getting up to.



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Jaw-Dropping - ChatGPT – IS HERE
Generative Pre-trained Transformer

For educators, ChatGPT can produce curriculum, topic notes, test questions and answers, programs, lesson outlines etc.

The software uses deep learning algorithms to analyse and generate text, it has been trained on billions of words of text, from books, articles and the Internet.
It can sometimes produce amazing results with flawless grammar and correct spelling.
It can also provide the wrong answer, extremely confidently.
ChatGPT’s responses are based on words of text, from books, articles and the Internet. This is largely a pool of opinions, observations and unchecked information that differ in quality, purpose and bias and can basically be posted by anyone. It is certainly not infallible.
Its areas of strength tend to be in the more factual areas, in areas where opinion, ideology and personal hobby horses are abundant ChatGPT, well, goes off the rails.
Click here to read more and check out some of the ChatGPT responses.


    Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day, is a holiday on February 14th celebrating love and friendship. Approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. Since the early history literature, love has been a major contributor to many poems, plays, stories, and novels. Love is a particularly interesting subject because it seems simple but it is most complex with many possible variables, and it also ignites great passion.

    Love - What is it? How do you find it in the 21st century? How is it commercialized?
    Check out this and more on the Virtual Teacher Valentine's Day Page


    This is a fun site that can be used on iPads or computers. It challengers you to draw a perfect circle and gives a percentage score of your attempt. A great start to a lesson on circles and percentages, and what they both mean.
    I will be following this with a circle drawn by a BeeBot with a texta attached. Then start experimenting. Check out the video here.
    This is from the website. You might also like to try Spend Bill Gate's Money which the kiddos thought was SPLENDID!



    ChatGPT has been met by some in the Educational community with amazement and consideration of splendid possibilities, but mostly with Trepidation. It is thought to be 'THE End of English as we Know it', 'THE End of Trust and 'THE Biggest Threat to Education we have Ever Seen.'
    According to the SMH, the NSW Education Department have
    banned ChatGPT
    read more....


    We have some great fun with ScratchJnr.

    So, I have uploaded a couple of videos about our splendid projects on the 4 Seasons.

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