January 3, 2024 / AI Blog
Teacher’s Guide to AI: Apply your knowledge – Idea generation for activities
About this guide
In this multi-blog series, we will help you understand better about the dos and don’ts of AI in education. While AI has great potential opportunities and applications in the classroom, it is important to understand that it alone cannot provide wholly sound and reliable materials for instruction, and teachers still need pedagogically designed curriculum and content vetted by Subject Matter Experts for effective education.
This guide was entirely written, reviewed, and vetted by a team of Subject Matter Experts in the fields of Technology, Data Science and AI, and Early Childhood Education. ChatGPT was used for assistance in idea generation, research, and generating examples.
Before you jump in…
Have you checked out our Teacher’s Guide to AI: The Dos and Don’ts of AI in ECE? We highly recommend you start there, as the guide outlines the frameworks used in this example and important considerations when using AI for classroom instruction!
Apply your knowledge – Practical Examples for Teachers
Below, we will introduce a scenario within a larger theme, generate outputs following the WISER© framework, and apply the VALID™ guide to identify areas of caution, where possible refinement, adjustments, or additional/alternative sources may be needed.
Remember, the purpose here is not for you to take the example verbatim or to make any claims about specific activities/generated output you should or shouldn’t use in your classroom, but to treat this as applied “practice” so that you can incorporate it in your day-to-day responsibly and with more confidence! Ready? Here we go!
THEME: Idea Generation for Activities:
As perhaps one of the most used and well-suited uses of GenerativeAI, it is great for brainstorming and idea generation. By giving it certain standards, skills, parameters, and boundaries, it can come up with ideas for activities, lessons, and even break down components of a larger lesson that teachers can take and adjust to fit their classrooms. Example:
Want more examples? We created more scenarios across different themes just like this one:
- Teacher’s Guide to AI: Apply your knowledge – Adaptive Teaching example
- Teacher’s Guide to AI: Apply your knowledge – Personalized Learning example
- Teacher’s Guide to AI: Apply your knowledge – Administrative Efficiencies example
- Teacher’s Guide to AI: Apply your knowledge – Accessibility example
- Teacher’s Guide to AI: Apply your knowledge – Springboard for Professional Development/Research example