How to Use ChatGPT in Class: Step-by-Step Examples

Maximizing the potential of AI in education: A guide for teachers

Matthew Murrie
10 min readJan 24, 2023

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A Norman Rockwell painting of a chatbot like ChatGPT supporting student learning created using DALLE
A Norman Rockwell painting of a chatbot like ChatGPT supporting student learning created using DALLE

Astechnology continues to advance, many educators all over the world are wondering how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in the classroom to enhance learning. One of the most promising AI tools for education is ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI.

But how exactly can teachers use ChatGPT?

There are several ways teachers can use ChatGPT as a supplement to human instruction by taking a Curiosity-Based Thinking approach to using ChatGPT. Below is a general overview followed by subject-specific examples for math, English, and history classes.

How ChatGPT Can Supplement Human Instruction

Providing additional practice and feedback on language skills:

ChatGPT can provide personalized practice and feedback on language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, and writing. For example, a teacher could use ChatGPT to grade student essays automatically or to provide feedback on grammar and vocabulary in student writing.

Here is a step-by-step example of how teachers can provide additional practice…

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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.