ChatGPT in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

How to support student learning with chatbots like ChatGPT

Matthew Murrie
4 min readJan 6, 2023

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A botanical illustration of student learning being supported by technology created with DALLE
A botanical illustration of student learning being supported by technology created with DALLE

As an educator, you are always looking for ways to engage and support your students and how they learn. Chatbots like ChatGPT can be a valuable tool in this effort, providing personalized assistance and facilitating collaboration in the classroom.

But how can chatbots like ChatGPT be used effectively in the classroom?

Here are some actions to take:

Identify the concept that students are struggling with.

This could be a specific math skill, a grammar rule, or any other concept that students are having difficulty with. Then, create customized quizzes or exercises for the chatbot to deliver.

For example, if students are struggling with a particular math skill, the chatbot could deliver a series of problems for students to solve. The chatbot could then provide feedback and additional explanations as needed to help students better understand the concept.

Another option is to use the chatbot to provide additional explanations and examples. For example, if students are struggling with a grammar rule, the chatbot could deliver explanations…

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Matthew Murrie

Author of The Book of What If…?, Founder of What If Curiosity, and Creator of Curiosity-Based Thinking and Curiosity-Based Learning, turning ideas into actions.