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ChatGPT: ChatGPT for Educators

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A Teacher's Prompt Guide to ChatGPT

A Teacher's Prompt Guide to ChatGPT aligned with 'What Works Best'

Welcome to this short instructional teachers guide to using ChatGPT. ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can help teachers enhance student learning - remember to keep asking it questions to refine the outcome. Sometimes, when you're close to getting exactly what you want, it's helpful to restart the conversation with your newly clarified prompt.  By following this guide, you will learn how to effectively incorporate ChatGPT into your teaching practice and make the most of its capabilities. We will provide specific examples and strategies aligned with CESE NSW's "What Works Best" to help you get started.

ChatGPT & TurnItIn

Guide for approaching AI-generated text in your classroom

This guide, created by the platform TurnItIn shares eleven practical strategies that educators can begin using in classrooms now to meet the needs of students who are likely already using text-generated AI when completing assignments. Strong instructional strategies and practices will support educators so they can help students write/create authentically, without over-reliance on AI tools.

Resources & Further Reading for Educators

ChatGPT. Chatbots, and Artificial Intelligence in Education
From Ditch That Textbook and written by Matt Miller, this resource looks at ChatGPT and other AIs from the perspective of instructors, the classroom, and education as a whole. 

Educator Considerations for ChatGPT
From OpenAI, this document walks educators through various considerations for using ChatGPT, academic integrity, and more. 

My Class Required AI. Here's What I've Learned So Far
Written by Ethan Mollick and published in One Useful Thing, this article looks at one instructor's use of AI and what he has learned and the challenges he has encountered. 

Understanding AI Writing Tools and their Uses for Teaching and Learning at UC Berkeley
University of California Berkeley's Center for Teaching & Learning created a resource focusing on ChatGPT and how it can be used to assist in teaching and learning. Also included are additional readings and links about ChatGPT and education. 

Why Banning ChatGPT in Class is a Mistake
Written by Thomas Mennella and published in Campus Technology, this article looks into why educators shouldn't ban ChatGPT in their classrooms, and discusses what ways ChatGPT can be used to enhance the classroom and student's learning. 

EdSurge: What Will ChatGPT Mean for Teaching?

Teaching with ChatGPT

ChatGPT, when used with purpose, can be a great tool to have in your teaching toolbox. Below are a few ways that you can use ChatGPT within your instruction. 

  1. Run Your Questions and Prompts Through ChatGPT
    • Use ChatGPT to determine if your questions are too simplistic and do not require deep critical thinking. If a chatbot can answer your question and receive a "good" or "passing" grade, you may need to rewrite your questions, assignments, and prompts to encourage deeper thinking. 
  2. Provide Suggestions for Grammar, Vocabulary, and Sentence Structure
    • Input your own text, or the text of students, to receive feedback and suggestions to improve the spelling and grammar of a select amount of text. As a tip, input short amounts of text (1-2 paragraphs at a time) so ChatGPT is not overwhelmed and will be less likely to hallucinate answers. 
  3. Give Feedback on Student Essays 
    • Much like the statement above, ChatGPT can be used to provide feedback on student work. It is best to have ChatGPT look at the structure of the writing, and spelling and grammar mistakes. Do not use ChatGPT to evaluate and provide feedback on the content of the writing and research. 
  4. Generate Classroom and Instruction Ideas
    • Use ChatGPT to help you brainstorm ideas for discussion prompts, classroom activities, and more. You can also have ChatGPT brainstorm topics for debates and other discussions within the course.  
  5. Create Quizzes and Study Guides
    • You can create a bank of questions for quizzes, exit tickets, and even study guides. As a default, ChatGPT will provide multiple choice, and other simplistic, questions that can easily be Googled. You can prompt ChatGPT to create reflection questions to increase the deep thinking required to answer questions. 
  6. Create Writing and Question Samples for Revision
    • Have your students use their critical thinking skills to revise writing samples provided by ChatGPT. Students can evaluate sources, arguments, writing style, and more. You can also have students write their own arguments and have them compare the two writing samples. 
  7. Explore the Limitations of Technology
    • Have students explore and evaluate the limitations of ChatGPT and similar technologies. Discuss the bias in the algorithm and what implications that has on both the searches and the answers. Finally, have your students search for what experts in your field of study are saying about ChatGPT and other AI models. 
  8. Discuss AI Tools without Banning Them
    • By bringing ChatGPT and other AI tools into your instruction discussions, you will help students to determine when and where they can use ChatGPT in their lives. Have students come up with scenarios where using ChatGPT in the workplace and outside of the classroom will be beneficial and where it will be harmful. 

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