Sunday, March 24, 2024

AI Prompt Libraries for Educators

AI chatbots are powerful tools to assist teachers and students. But as the name "chatbot" suggests, it is a two-way conversation, and what you say to them has a big impact on the quality of the response you get back.

Prompts are important. But good prompts can also be challenging. When you are using ChatGPT or Gemini or any other chatbot, you might not be sure what to type into the blinking cursor to get the best output.

Thankfully as people have been using these tools over the last year, they have been testing out options and refining their prompts. And many people have been kind enough to share what has worked best for them.

In this blog post I have collected together some of my favorite AI prompt libraries for educators. Each of these has a wide range of prompt templates that you can copy, and then modify as needed to personalize with your grade level, subject area, standards, and more. You can then paste your new prompt into the AI chatbot of your choice.

This can be a great way to get ready-to-use, high quality prompts, as well as get new ideas for how you can use AI, and pick up tips on how to improve your own prompts.

As always, I am learning right alongside you, so please feel free to share your favorite prompt collections. For convenience you can submit your resources in this Google Form.

📕 AI for Education GenAI Prompt Library

  • AI for Education provides over 100 AI prompts.
  • The prompts are organized in categories including Administrative, Assessment, Communication, For Students, Lesson Planning, Professional Development, Social Emotional Learning, and Special Needs.

📗 More Useful Things Prompt Library

  • More Useful Things is run by Dr. Ethan Mollick and Dr. Lilach Mollick as a companion site to Ethan's blog at
  • The Prompt Library is organized into categories for Instructor Aids, Student Exercises, and Other Prompts.

📘 AI Prompt Library

  • The AI Prompt Library has interactive templates for assessments, lesson plans, writing prompts, rubrics, summarizing articles, feedback, and more.
  • For each prompt you can fill in your specific information such as grade level, subject, objectives, and more.
  • The site will then generate your custom prompt that you can copy and use.

📙 The Little Book of Generative AI Prompts

  • This collection of prompts is provided by Mark Anderson, the ICT Evangelist.
  • He has organized the prompts by subject including English, Math, Science, World Language, History, Geography, Computing, Business, and Religious Studies.
  • Inside each subject he has prompts for Workload Reduction, Resource Creation, Lesson Planning, Quiz Creation, and Miscellaneous.

📒 Groovy Education Educator Prompt Library

  • This prompt library is provided by William Grube.
  • The library includes dozens of well-crafted prompt templates for topics such as creating real-world scenarios, guided questions, grading rubrics, effective emails, lesson plans, icebreaker activities, goals, and more.
  • Each prompt link opens a Google Doc with the prompt template you can copy, modify, and use.

📔 My Prompts

I have also been creating, testing, and refining AI prompts. Below are a few select prompts that I have created. I will continue to add more here over time.

Differentiation Prompts - Resource link
  • These include prompts to help create differentiated content for students.
  • The prompt templates include Bloom's Taxonomy, Zone of Proximal Development, Choice Boards, DOK Levels, and more.
Debate a Topic - Resource link
  • This prompt is for an activity where students can debate the AI on a topic.
  • You choose the topic, the AI's persona, the AI's position on the topic, and who goes first.
  • This is a great way to develop critical thinking skills and explore subject area content.
Role Playing - Resource link
  • This prompt is for using AI to help students learn content by having the AI play a role, such as a person from history, a character from a book, an animal, an object, and such. The student is then able to ask the AI questions as an interview.
  • The conversational format is engaging for the student, and allows them to ask questions that interest them.
Round Robin Writing - Resource link
  • This prompt is for an activity where the students and the AI will co-write a story as a “round robin” or “chain writing” activity.
  • In this form of collaborative writing, the student (or AI) writes the first sentence or paragraph of the story, then the AI (or student) writes the next sentence or paragraph, and then the process is repeated over and over again to write the full story.
  • This can be a fun and engaging way to encourage student writing and creativity.
Play 20 Questions - Resource link
  • This is a prompt for playing an educational game with the AI.
  • For this activity the students will play "20 Questions" with the AI.
  • You will provide the AI with a topic.
  • The AI will pick something to be related to that topic.
  • The class will ask "Yes/No" questions to try to determine what the AI is.
  • This is a great way to build critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills, as well as subject area knowledge.

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