Thursday 18 May 2023

5 Effective Prompts for ChatGPT in the Classroom

Recently, in pretty much all of my professional development sessions, the most requested topic has been ChatGPT. And with good reason! The AI chatbot from OpenAI has taken the world by storm and caused quite a stir in classrooms around the world.

And the question I get asked the most: “How can we block ChatGPT?”

Now, as much as I understand the need for this, we also need to realise that, much like technology in general, this is only going to become more mainstream. Trying to play whack-a-mole is only going to work in the short term, and possibly lead to insanity on teachers’ part.

So my advice would be to embrace ChatGPT and rather think of creative ways to get the most out of it in your lessons, and even educate your students on how best to use it for their own learning.

With that in mind, here are 5 of the best prompts for ChatGPT.

As a start, remember the following:

Offer as much relevant information as possible when crafting your prompt to help ChatGPT understand your requirements.

Thanks to Zain Kahn (@heykahn) for some of these.

1. Improve your writing by getting feedback. Use this prompt: 

[paste your writing] 

"Proofread my writing above. Fix grammar and spelling mistakes. And make suggestions that will improve the clarity of my writing".

2. Get feedback from history's greatest minds.


"Assume you are [insert famous person e.g. Steve Jobs]. Read my argument below and give me feedback as if you were [insert person again]"

[insert your argument]  

3. As a revision tool for learners:

I am currently learning about [insert topic]. Ask me a series of questions that will test my knowledge. Identify knowledge gaps in my answers and give me better answers to fill those gaps."

4. Use ChatGPT to ask YOU questions.


“Write an article about [insert topic here]. Before you start, ask me 10 questions to help you get a better understanding of the brief.”

5. Create texts for comprehension


"Assume you are a teacher of [insert subject here]. Write a text of [insert word limit here] on the topic of [insert topic] aimed at [insert age of children here]. Make sure to include the following vocabulary:

[insert vocab list here].

Please feel free to share your results!


Wednesday 8 February 2023

The Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom: Maximizing its Potential for Effective Learning

The Use of Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom: Maximizing its Potential for Effective Learning

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been making waves in various industries, and education is no exception. In recent years, AI has been increasingly integrated into the classroom to enhance learning and teaching experiences. From AI-powered educational apps to AI-assisted grading, AI has the potential to revolutionize the way students learn. However, to maximize its potential, it’s important to understand how to effectively utilize AI in the classroom.

Benefits of AI in the Classroom

  1. Personalized learning: AI-powered educational apps can adapt to the learning pace and style of individual students, providing a personalized learning experience. This can help students achieve their full potential and engage more deeply with the material.

  2. Enhanced accessibility: AI can help make education more accessible to all students, regardless of their ability levels. For example, AI-powered educational apps can provide audio and visual aids to help students with learning disabilities.

  3. Improved assessment and feedback: AI can assist in grading and providing instant feedback, freeing up teacher’s time and allowing them to focus on other aspects of their job.

  4. Increased engagement: AI-powered educational apps can provide interactive, game-like experiences that can keep students engaged and motivated to learn.

  5. Data-driven insights: AI can collect and analyze student data, providing valuable insights into learning patterns and areas where improvement is needed.

Maximizing AI’s Potential in the Classroom

  1. Integration with curriculum: To maximize AI’s potential, it’s important to integrate it with the existing curriculum. This helps ensure that students are learning relevant and up-to-date information.

  2. Collaboration between teachers and technology experts: To effectively utilize AI in the classroom, teachers should work closely with technology experts to understand its capabilities and limitations.

  3. Focus on human connection: While AI can enhance the learning experience, it should not replace the human connection that is so critical in the classroom. Teachers should continue to actively engage with students and foster meaningful relationships.

  4. Balancing technology use: AI has the potential to enhance learning, but it should be used in moderation. Excessive use of technology can have negative effects on student attention spans and well-being.

  5. Continual evaluation and improvement: To ensure the effective use of AI in the classroom, it’s important to continually evaluate its impact and make adjustments as needed.


AI has the potential to greatly enhance the learning experience for students. However, to maximize its potential, it’s important to use it in a thoughtful and effective way. By integrating it with the curriculum, working closely with technology experts, and focusing on human connection, teachers can harness the power of AI to improve student outcomes and create a more dynamic and engaging learning environment.

PS. This whole blog was written using case you didn't already know that!

What's your take on all this? What is our role as educators?