How to Publish Effectively Online With Generative AI

Main Idea

In this interactive workshop designed for high school students in grades 10-12, participants will explore the transformative role of generative AI in digital publishing. Students will learn how AI tools can enhance their ability to publish articles online by simplifying and optimizing various steps of the content creation process.

Students will be guided through a hands-on exercise where they will use generative AI to craft compelling short descriptions for an article. This exercise aims to demonstrate how AI can help encapsulate complex ideas into concise, engaging summaries that attract readers.

Next, the students will use an AI-powered tool to create a visually appealing image that complements their article. This part of the workshop emphasizes the importance of visual elements in digital publishing and how AI can be used to generate relevant and striking imagery.

Finally, the workshop will cover the use of AI like ChatGPT to generate metadata for their articles. This includes creating SEO-friendly tags and descriptions that improve the visibility of their publications online. Throughout the session, students will gain practical skills and insights into the ethical considerations of using AI in creative processes, preparing them for the future landscape of digital media and publishing.

Creator Kati Clements
Subject Computer science
Length 50 minutes
Pedagogical Approach

Design-oriented learning


C56 Content generation tools

C57 Tool possibilities

C68 Ethical considerations

C75 Intellectual property rights

C76 Intellectual property laws

Grades Grades 10-12
  • Computers with internet access
  • Access to ChatGPT and Bing Image Generator
  • Copies of students’ previously written articles
  • Presentation slides on AI ethics and intellectual property rights
  • Observe student engagement and proficiency in using the AI tools.
  • Evaluate the students’ published articles for effective use of AI-generated content.
  • Assess understanding of ethical and legal concepts through discussion participation.

Learning Activities


Introduction (5 minutes)

  • Teacher: Briefly introduce the day’s objectives and outline the activities.
  • Students: Listen and prepare to engage with the tools.

Part 1: Enhancing Articles with ChatGPT (10 minutes)

  • Teacher: Demonstrate how to use ChatGPT to generate metadata, such as keywords and summaries, for an article.
  • Students: Apply ChatGPT to their own articles to create engaging summaries and relevant metadata. Ask questions and make adjustments based on the tool’s output and teacher’s feedback.

Part 2: Creating Images with Bing Image Generator (10 minutes)

  • Teacher: Show how to use Bing Image Generator to create images that match the content of their articles.
  • Students: Use the tool to design one or more images that complement their articles. Select the best image to use as the main visual for their article.

Part 3: Publishing Articles Online (10 minutes)

  • Teacher: Guide students through the process of uploading their articles and images to a class blog or website.
  • Students: Publish their articles online, incorporating the generated metadata and images. Review their peers’ published work and provide constructive feedback.

Part 4: Discussion on Ethics and Intellectual Property (10 minutes)

  • Teacher: Lead a discussion on the ethical use of AI tools and intellectual property rights. Highlight key points such as the importance of original content, crediting AI contributions, and respecting copyright laws.
  • Students: Participate in the discussion, ask questions, and reflect on how these issues apply to their use of AI in publishing. Consider how they can apply these ethical practices in their future digital content creation.

Conclusion (Review and Reflect) (5 minutes)

  • Teacher: Recap the day’s activities and reinforce the key learning points. Encourage students to think about how they can further utilize AI tools responsibly.
  • Students: Share their thoughts on the lesson and how they plan to apply the tools and ethical principles in their own projects.