Classroom tech · ELA · For Your Classroom · Teaching Grammar · Writing

Time-saving ChatGPT Prompts for ELA Teachers

ChatGPT, while initially associated with academic cheating, offers English teachers resourceful tools for planning, grading, and instruction, acting as a time-saving assistant. This post outlines over a dozen creative applications for ChatGPT, from creating rubrics to generating writing prompts, and includes practical tips for optimizing the AI's usefulness. There’s also a toolkit for teaching ethical AI use, demonstrating that clear instructions are key to leveraging ChatGPT effectively in ELA classrooms.

Classroom tech · For Your Classroom · Writing

ChatGPT and the English Classroom: What Teachers Need to Know about AI-generated Essays

Whether you’ve read all about ChatGPT or this is the first you’re hearing of it, this post is a quick reference for you to get all the facts as they relate to ELA teachers, ideas for ways to use ChatGPT in your classroom, how to avoid students using the chatbot to cheat, key points to consider, and more.

Distance Learning · For Your Classroom · Writing

No-Tech Post-Reading Activities Students Can Complete at Home

If your students just completed reading a book, short story, or poem, here's some inspiration for a creative final assessment. All of these no-tech ideas may not be brand-new to you, but sometimes we can use a little refresher, or try out a twist on the tried-and-true. Another great bonus about these little ideas is that… Continue reading No-Tech Post-Reading Activities Students Can Complete at Home

Christian School · For Your Classroom · Review · Writing

Big List of Free Online Tools for English Teachers

We teachers can never have enough resources on hand! And if those resources are free, it's even better! Check out this compilation of links to lots of online tools to support your ELA classroom. (And don't forget to pin it for later!) APRIL 2020 UPDATE: Many of the resources on this list could be used… Continue reading Big List of Free Online Tools for English Teachers