#217 – AI Prompt Engineering

Tech Talk For Teachers September 12, 2023 8 min

AI Prompt Engineering

In today’s episode, you’ll discover 10 tips for improving the prompts you use with generative AI chatbots.

Read a transcript of this episode.

Paul Beckermann
PreK–12 Digital Learning Specialist
Podcast Host


According to Eric Griffith in his PC Magazine article, “AI prompt engineering can mean one of two things: Either you’re writing prompts to get stellar results from an AI . . ., or you’re writing copy to train and test an AI system.”

10 Tips

  • Provide a role.
  • Define a task.
  • Identify an objective.
  • Identify an output format.
  • Identify an audience.
  • Identify tone and style.
  • Provide context.
  • Outline limitations.
  • Provide examples.
  • Ask follow-up questions.

For more information about artificial intelligence (AI), explore the following AVID Open Access article collection: AI in the K–12 Classroom.