Using generative AI in the classroom - Part 1 - Quizzes

Using Generative AI in the Classroom

Generative AI, such as Bard, ChatGPT, and Claude, is great at quickly generating content, but what can you do with it?

Quizzes are always popular with kids. They feel different from regular learning, and they allow for friendly competition. However, they can take a lot of preparation if you want to link them to your current lessons.

Generative AI can help teachers and homeschooling parents by writing all the questions in a style that suits each quiz type. Join them with some other apps or equipment you already have to get a relevant and fun quiz going quickly.

Pictionary-style Quiz:

Incorporate drawing into your quiz format by using a Pictionary-style game. Provide students with a list of words or phrases related to the lesson and have them draw them while their classmates guess the correct answer.

If you have a tablet hooked up to a classroom display, you have all you need for this activity.

You probably already have an app on your device with simple drawing tools. If not, check this list of best drawing apps. Many drawing apps are free with limitations, but they won't matter for this activity. You don't need a stylus, as the clumsy nature of drawing with a finger evens things between natural artists and the rest.

Even generating the word list is easy. Use generative AI, such as ChatGPT and give it a prompt such as this:

Generate a list of words and phrases suitable for a classroom game of Pictionary with a math theme.

You might find that some subjects get better results from different AI chatbots. Merlin.AI lets you choose from Chat GPT 3.5 Turbo, ChatGPT5 and Claude.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?:

Transform your classroom into a hot seat by emulating the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" format. Create a series of increasingly challenging multiple-choice questions, and let students take turns answering them to win virtual "money."

You'll need multiple-choice questions for this type of quiz. These can be time-consuming to think of and create unless you get your AI-based teaching assistant to do it.

The more manual approach is to ask a general-purpose chatbot to do it for you. A quicker way is to use an AI lesson resource creator with a dedicated multiple-choice facility. Such tools are often part of a larger package, such as in Learnt.AI or Mindgrasp.AI, or you could repurpose an AI-supported flashcard app to produce a similar output.

These are just two examples of using generative AI to save you time and let you put that time into more varied classroom activities.


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