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ChatGPT in Education


Sarah Lee

EDT 4300


What is ChatGPT?





Teacher Use

Student Use

What is ChatGPT?

An American non-profit AI (artificial intelligence) research company that created and released ChatGPT for the use of the public. OpenAI website

Since its online release in November 2022, ChatGPT quickly gained a reputation as a tool that made cheating easier than ever as it could quickly generate original writing and be used as a test-taking tool. Within months, English-based school districts across the world were banning the software and issuing warnings to students in its use. As the panic has settled, users are getting more familiar with the chatbot, and it becomes more integrated into society; educators are now looking to see how to prepare students to use it responsibly, promote critical thinking, and benefit teachers.

Fears & Controversy

Students will need to first be taught how to use the program to enhance their learning instead of as a shortcut for assignments, appropriate use in school work, and to be reminded to show academic honesty.

Improve media literacy

Student Use

Generate ideas/topics

Receive writing feedback/ spelling or grammar checker

Time management

Teacher Use

Plan Instruction

Prepare Materials/Handouts


  • Align with Common Core State Standards and to create Unit outlines
  • Generate and adjust lesson plans across subjects with scaffolding, objectives, and activities.
  • Simplify topics for younger grades
  • Create higher-order discussion questions

  • Create instruction that describe cooperative learning roles and expectations
  • Produce solved examples for math/science with explanations in the solving process
  • Make flash cards with questions and answers
  • Build a pre reading or advance organizer

  • Create summaries for students needing decoding or comprehension support
  • Generate differentiated rubrics for assignments with customized expectations and levels of challenge

Teacher Use



Writing Instruction/Feedback

  • Compose welcome-to-class letters, newsletters, supply lists, and e-mails to parents
  • Compose grant and field trip proposals and assembly programs for colleagues and administrators

  • Quizzes
  • Rubrics
  • Observation checklists to documents students' academic, social, emotional, and phsyical progress
  • Close comprehension tests

  • Prompt generator
  • Essay improvement
  • Grammar feedback


Things ChatGPT Can NOT Do

  • Write a self-reflection
  • Write about events occurred past 2021
  • Provide non-text based responses
  • Make predictions about future events
  • Browse/summarize content from the internet
  • Draw connections between class content and visual materials

ChatGPT is not connected to the internet and is not able to learn from content online and current events after 2021. It is also limited to only provide and analyze text-based answers and data.

  • Lesson Title:
    • Composing Order of Operations Problems
  • Grade Level: 5th Grade
  • TEKS:
    • 5.4(B) Represent and solve multi-step problems involving the four operations with whole numbers using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity.
  • Learning Objectives:
    • Students will create numerical expressions to represent a multi-step word problem and solve them using PEMDAS.
  • Activity Description:
    • Students will use ChatGPT to help generate multi-step word problems where they must solve for an unknown quantity. They will determine the numerical expression that best represent the word problem before giving the problem and expression for a partner to solve and peer review. Students with similar levels of understanding for the concept will be paired for the activity. Once partners have traded two word problems each, solved them together, and checked with ChatGPT; students are responsible for creating their own original word problem and accompanying numerical expression.

Lesson Plan


Finley, T. (2023, March 13). 6 Ways to Use ChatGPT to Save Time. Edutopia


Trust, T. (2023). ChatGPT and Education. NIU: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning.


Heaven, W.d. (2023, April 6). ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it. MIT Technology Review.


(2023). How Teachers Can Use ChatGPT| ChatGPT for Teachers. DigiFix.


Staake, J. (2023, March 13). 20 Ways Teachers Can Use ChatGPT to Make Their Lives Easier. We Are Teachers.


ChatGPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer) is an AI (artificial intelligence) chatbot that uses an algorithm model that studies the natural language and information across vast resources of text dat like books and articles. It is able to take user prompts and generate very natural and accurate responses based on its data and understanding of language.

What is ChatGPT?

Answer sample given by ChatGPT