4 Ways Supply Teachers Can Use ChatGPT To Enhance Teaching

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4 Ways Supply Teachers Can Use ChatGPT To Enhance Teaching

SupplyWell explores how supply teachers can use ChatGPT as an aid to make covering classes easier. From generating lesson plans, creating worksheets and answering tricky questions.

ChatGPT is on the radar of many educators at the moment, and it is polarising teachers around the world. Some love it and some hate it. If you want to give it a go and decide for yourself, we’ve got some ideas on how supply teachers could use ChatGPT to enhance their teaching. 

So, what is ChatGPT?

It is an AI chat bot that engages in a conversational way, it is able to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. You can read more about the technical side and access the chat bot by visiting the website here.

1. Generating lesson plans 

You can take some of the pressure out of lesson preparation by using ChatGPT to quickly generate lesson plans for the classes you will be teaching. The AI can be prompted with the class subject and grade level, and it will provide a comprehensive lesson plan that is aligned with the curriculum.

If you feel like you need more support with classroom preparation, check out SupplyWell’s online community Teachers Matter. Here you will access to top-notch resources, a community of friendly educators and fantastic lesson plans.

2. You can create worksheets and quizzes 

The new tool will help remove the stress and pressure out of creating resources because ChatGPT can be used to generate worksheets and quizzes that align with the lesson plans it generates. Too good to be true right?! This can save supply teachers a lot of time and effort. Try it and let us know what you think. If you do find that you are spending a lot of time outside of working hours preparing resources, check out our blog on finding work life balance.

3. Answering tricky questions 

Supply teachers can use ChatGPT to answer student questions, if they are tricky. Teachers can even ask ChatGPT to explain something in a simpler way appropriate for their age. The conversational nature of the AI is particularly useful. For instance, if a student is having a hard time understanding a concept, ChatGPT can provide a simple, easy to understand explanation.

4. Incorporate it in the classroom 

Teachers can integrate ChatGPT into their classroom in various creative ways to enhance student engagement and learning experiences. By leveraging ChatGPT, educators can design interactive learning activities that cater to diverse learning styles and preferences. For instance, ChatGPT can generate trivia questions, crossword puzzles, and other educational games to spark students’ curiosity and encourage active participation. These interactive elements not only make lessons more enjoyable but also help reinforce key concepts and foster collaborative learning environments. Additionally, ChatGPT can facilitate personalised learning experiences by providing tailored explanations or answering students’ queries in real-time, thereby promoting active and adaptive learning in the classroom.

SupplyWell do want to note that while we think ChatGPT is useful, we recommend that it should be used as a tool to assist you in creating activities and materials because it does have limitations in its knowledge base. What do you think of the AI software? Do you think it’s here to stay? Let us know what you think by joining the conversation on Facebook or Twitter!

This post was featured by Twinkl in their Tech Trends article

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