Educational uses of ChatGPT: 8 ideas for teachers

By Aditya Shukla, Psychologist, Cognition Today, EdTech Consultant

Question generation

ChatGPT is a good place to generate similar questions to a sample question for a specific topic upto k-12.


Alternate Explanations

For complex math, science, and history topics, ChatGPT can offer new metaphors, analogies, and wording that may attract student's attention.


Classroom Activities

ChatGPT's training data has a lot of science and science communication, so it is quite proficient in coming up with simple DIY activities to learn concepts.


Critical thinking exercises

Since ChatGPT already provides answers, students can be asked to refine those answers and judge its accuracy to engage their critical thinking skills.


Context swapping

Given a sample question or a set of questions, you can prompt ChatGPT to come up with different contexts for the same type of question. But this may need some manual tweaking.


Converting Question Types

ChatGPT can covert a multiple choice question into a long-answer or fill-in-the-blank type of question. This variation can help students at different levels of learning.


Text Comprehension

Teachers can feed a set of facts or a passage as a prompt and ask ChatGPT to create a set of questions that target the information/facts in the passage.


Classroom analysis

ChatGPT can analyze an excel sheet or word document with classroom notes and analyze it to get more insights. Teachers can specify what they want to know.


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