This week’s news Google Workspace will have new artificial intelligence tools added throughout the year was not unexpected. It was another sign that if you haven’t been paying attention to the development of AI tools this year, you should start paying attention. Even if your school tries to ban or block AI tools, students will find a way to use them outside of school if not in your school. With that out of the way, here’s a roundup of some of the AI tools I’ve written and/or made about videos over the past few months.
A Brief Overview of 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.
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.
Turn writing into videos
Concept maps created by AI
Detect AI-created writing
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. Watch my short video below to see how it works.