In the past four months, everything I’ve published about AI (artificial intelligence) has risen to the top of the list of most popular articles of the week, month and year. I’m starting to think that if I wrote AI AI AI AI AI for 500 lines, it would be the most popular thing I’ve ever posted. All this to say that I have hand-assembled the following collection of AI tools for teachers and related AI resources.
What is ChatGPT
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence tool that will create documents for you based on minimal input from you. For example, I simply typed in ChatGPT “Ten Canva Features for Students” and got This article. ChatGPT can also be used to create poems like this one on the sunglasses worn by Geraint Thomas.
With a little tweaking of what you put into ChatGPT, you can create longer posts than the one I mentioned above. A simple “Tell me more” or “What about X” can generate more content from ChatGPT.
An overview of Google Bard
Google Bard is Google’s attempt to compete with ChatGPT. Over the next few months, it will be integrated with many of the Google Workspace tools you already use. Here is an overview of how it works.
Search with ChatGPT in Bing
EdPuzzle Teacher Helper
Edpuzzle is a tool I’ve used for years to add questions to videos I’ve made and videos I’ve found on the web. In early 2020, he became more popular than ever as teachers watch this video to learn how to create video lessons without making their own recordings. This spring, Edpuzzle has made it easier than ever to add interactive questions to videos you’ve created or found online. This is done through the use of an artificial intelligence feature called Edpuzzle Teacher Assist.
Edpuzzle’s Teacher Assist feature will automatically generate questions that you can add to the video assignments you give to your students. With a single click, you can add multiple-choice and short-answer questions to videos you’ve made and videos you’ve found online. Watch this short video to see Edpuzzle Teacher Assist in action.
Canva magic design
Canva’s Magic Design tool can be used to create an entire slideshow presentation from a single sentence. To be clear, it’s not just about designing the slide layout. It fills the slides with text and graphics to support the presentation topic! Watch this video to find out how Canva’s Magic Design tool can create a presentation for you from a simple prompt.
Canva Magic Write
Magic Write is the artificial intelligence tool built into Canva Docs. Magic Write works quite similar to ChatGPT. To use Magic Write, all you have to do is select it from the Canva Docs insert menu. Once Magic Write is open, you enter a short prompt like “green screen video tips” and Magic Write generates a short list or paragraph for you (formatting depends on the prompt). You can then insert this writing into your document as it was written or you can edit it before including it in your document. Watch this short video to see how Magic Write works in Canva.
GotFeedback is a tool you can use to more effectively give feedback to your students on their writing. As the title of this article suggests, gotFeedback uses artificial intelligence to help you provide your students with feedback on their writing. Watch my video which is embedded below to see how you can use gotFeedback to analyze your students’ writing.
Detection of AI-generated content
AI Write Verification is a free tool created by the collaborative efforts of the non-profit organizations Quill.org and CommonLit. AI Writing Check is a tool that was created to help teachers try to recognize handwriting created through the use of artificial intelligence. To use AI Write Verification you just need to copy a passage of text of 100 words or more and paste it into AI Writing Check. The tool will then tell you the probability that the writing was or was not created by artificial intelligence. That’s all we can say about it. AI Writing Check isn’t foolproof, and as noted on the site, students can always develop ways to circumvent tools designed to detect AI-generated writing. It should also be noted that it cannot handle more than 400 words at a time.
Crossplag AI Content Detector is a free tool that you can use to try to determine whether or not an AI tool was used to generate a passage of text. Like other AI detection tools, Crossplag AI Content Detector is easy to use. To use it, all you have to do is paste a block of text into the content detector and it will give a probability rating that the AI was used to create that text.
Citation of AI-created content
Recently, the MLA and APA published guidance on how to cite content created through the use of AI tools like ChatGPT. You can read the MLA guide to citing AI-created content here. THE The APA guide to citing content created by ChatGPT can be read here.
There are many similarities between the two guides. There is one difference worth noting. The APA guide includes a template for citing ChatGPT as an author. The MLA guide says not to treat generative AI tools like ChatGPT as an author.
Create Quizzes with AI
QuestionWell is an artificial intelligence tool that will generate reading comprehension and guiding questions for just about any article you specify. Questions created by QuestionWell can be saved in a document or exported to a handful of popular quiz apps, including Kahoot and Quizziz. QuestionWell takes the item you entered and generates a set of questions based on it. You can see all the questions and select the ones you like. Questions can be exported to a Word document and/or exported to a quiz application. Any question sets you create are also saved in your QuestionWell account so you can review and edit them whenever you need. Watch my video below for a quick overview of how QuestionWell works.