Education & AI

GENERATIVE AI IS A GAME-CHANGER FOR EDUCATION & BUSINESS

This page is designed as a starter-kit for anyone looking to integrate generative AI in their school for education.

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VIDEO: Scotty breaks down ChatGPT (3mins)

VIDEO: Some teacher hacks for ChatGPT (3mins)

VIDEO: Ethical Application of AI in School

Scotty unpacks policy & the ethics of AI to Year 12 (20 mins)

Teachers are not the only ones navigating the generative AI space. Students are also curious and want to know how they can use this technology without breaking any rules. As schools, it is our responsibility to ensure we take them on this journey with us and include them in the conversations.

Scotty outlines ways to use generative AI, ethically and responsibly. 

VIDEO: Using technology with purpose

Scotty shows students how to inform a STEEPLE (8 mins)

We need to educate students HOW, WHEN, and WHY to use gen AI.

This is what Scotty has as a guided practice in her classroom based on her school policy that states the use of generative AI for school work must be agreed on by the teacher and disclosed through a reference list.

Every teacher, school, and institution has its own set of rules and processes.

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Australian Framework for Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Schools

The Australian Framework for Generative AI in Schools (the Framework) seeks to guide the responsible and ethical use of generative AI tools in ways that benefit students, schools, and society. The Framework supports all people connected with school education including school leaders, teachers, support staff, service providers, parents, guardians, students and policy makers.

LINK: GenAI in Schools Framework
LINK: GenAI in Schools Poster

Balancing AI Assistance in Education

This framework outlines the positive impacts on learning, from fostering idea generation to aiding in research, while cautioning against risks to academic integrity, such as over-reliance or plagiarism. It encourages the use of AI as a collaborative tool that enhances educational experiences without compromising the development of critical thinking and originality.

Prompt Libraries

There are a number of Prompt Libraries being developed and shared. Here are three examples. They are a series of compiled resources designed to assist educators and students. Each library consists of various prompts, categorised by theme to facilitate easy navigation and usage in educational settings.

The prompt is everything

Writing a good prompt will help the AI form what you are looking for. Otherwise, the response will be generic.
What makes a good prompt? Before you can ask the AI to do something, you need to help it understand the task.

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Tell the AI who it is

Example: You are  an English teacher, a deputy principal, the Head of Teaching and Learning, a HR manager, a business teacher,  social media influencer, parent of a Year 11 student.

Outline the job it needs to do

Example:

  • you’re responsible for writing engaging 100-word emails to teachers.
  • your job is to write 50-word captions for our Linkedin feed based on articles that are provided
  • your role is to write 40-minute lesson plans that require no technology to prepare or deliver.
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Describe the tone of its persona

Example:

  • Your voice is funny, engaging, and witty
  • Your tone is professional but informal
  • Your voice is friendly and approachable

Give clear instruction

Example:

  • Your first task is to summarise the article below into the key points
  • My first request is for an email to Year 11 students reminding them of their homework on finding an Australian mature business and describing it in 100 words. Provide an authentic example in the email.
  • First, you need to write an article on importance of connection for teenagers 

Remember

You can always ask for it to rewrite the response and be more concise or to provide different information.

You are also able to ask for it to provide resources, like case studies, worksheets as well as answer sheets based on previous responses.

Scotty’s example

INTERVIEWER

DEBATER

SPREADSHEET

STORYTELLER

AI TUTOR

SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER

CHARACTER

JOURNALIST

PLAGIARISM CHECKER

MARKETING

MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER

CYBER SECURITY

IDEAS FOR REFERENCING

If students are granted access in schools to utilise generative AI for their work, it stands to reason that schools need to establish a standard guide for students to use so they can reference and acknowledge their use.

Referencing generative AI usage is essential to maintain transparency, acknowledge the AI’s contribution, and ensure that readers can differentiate between human-generated and AI-assisted content.

APA Referencing

Provide the name of the AI model & version (ChatGPT4), the developer (OpenAI), the query, and the date when the information was retrieved.

Here’s an example of an APA reference for ChatGPT:

OpenAI. (2023). ChatGPT4 [AI model]. “How many female Prime Ministers are there in the world?” Retrieved May 1st, 2023, from https://www.openai.com/chatgpt

In-text citation

Students can cite ChatGPT within the body of their work, indicating the specific point where they have used the AI-generated content. This method helps maintain the flow of their writing while ensuring proper attribution.

Example: According to recent research on climate change (ChatGPT, 2023), the primary cause of global warming is the increase in greenhouse gases emitted by human activities.

Footnotes

Students can provide additional information about the generated content without disrupting their main text.  Useful when referencing multiple sources.

Example: The economic impact of climate change is expected to be significant, with some estimates suggesting a global GDP loss of up to 10% by 2100¹.

¹ ChatGPT (2023). Economic consequences of climate change. OpenAI.

Bibliography

A comprehensive list of sources used in a student’s work, including ChatGPT, e included at the end of their assignment. This method ensures all sources are acknowledged and provides readers with additional resources for further exploration.

Example:

References:

ChatGPT (2023). Effects of climate change on wildlife. OpenAI.

ChatGPT (2023). Strategies for mitigating climate change. OpenAI.

Dessler, A. E., & Zhang, Z. (2018). Climate change: Processes, characteristics, and threats. Cambridge University Press.

Giving feedback made easy

Set criteria standards, then create a custom comment.

  1. Follow the prompt tips above (who it is, what it needs to do, its voice)
  2. Enter the criteria in for a task at different levels
  3. Tell it to write a 50 words comment in the second person for a hard-working student who received an A in KU & B in Com.

Knowledge & Understanding (KU)
A standard: criteria here
B standard: criteria here

Communication (Com)
A standard: criteria here
B standard: criteria here

CANVA MAGIC

Magic Design is an AI-powered design tool built into Canva. By uploading an image or selecting a style, Magic Design will whip up a curated selection of personalised templates.

KHANMIGO

Sal Khan, the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, shares the opportunities he sees for students and educators to collaborate with AI tools and demos new features for Khanmigo.

GRAMMARLYGO

Grammarly’s on-demand, contextually aware assistant powered by generative AI that takes into account context, preferences, and goals to instantly generate drafts and revisions. 

ADOBE SENSI

Adobe uses both AI and machine learning technology to simplify and automate complex tasks. Built into most of Adobe’s products to improve the creative process and more intuitive. 

ChatGPT in Education

It is a disruptive technology and it is here to stay. This overview explores ChatGPT from an educational perspective. It has been designed by educators, for educators who want to learn more and are considering integrating the technology into their learning environment. 

By educators,
for educators.

Powered by the Digital Access Pass. A digital education program designed to provide essential skills for students, teachers, and parents to help navigate them through their digital world.

Creation ideas for Teachers using AI

LESSON OBJECTIVES

Produce learning objectives, tailored to the individual needs and abilities of learners. 

QUIZZES

Produce a set of questions to answer in class that can be used in the format of a quiz.

FAQs

Create a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for any topic or subject. 

FLASH CARDS

Create a set of flashcards for any topic or subject.

MCQs

Generate multiple-choice questions by inputting subject matter and audience.

LESSON PLANS

Build the lesson with timings, objectives and learning activities to be used.

ASSESSMENT TASKS

Input the subject matter, audience and assessment specifications.

CASE STUDIES

Set details for a case study you need. Generate relevant questions and answers too!

FEEDBACK

Put in details of the task and ask for specific # of words against standards.

SAMPLE RESPONSES

Put a task in and ask for responses at varying levels of achievement.

ICE BREAKERS

Describe your class and ask for an engaging ice-breaker activity based on any topic.

VIDEO: Making AI accessible to teachers

Snippet of Scotty’s presentation (2 mins)

Scotty unpacks how to use the flip grid with teachers as well as how making generative AI bite sized and accessible is the best way to engage both teachers and students. 

SOURCE: Informa Australia’s AI in Education Conference (Melbourne – October, 2023)

Schools of the future

In an era marked by rapid technological advances and global interconnectedness, future-proofing schools is imperative. Adapting curricula, embracing digital fluency, and cultivating a skilled workforce are essential to prepare students for unforeseen challenges and careers that do not yet exist, ensuring educational relevance in a dynamically evolving future.

In a world where the pace of change is constantly accelerating, education must evolve to prepare students not just with knowledge, but with the skills they need to navigate an unpredictable future.

Technological, emotional, and cultural intelligences are three pillars upon which a modern education system can build to ensure that learners are equipped to take charge of their learning journey. These skills foster independence and adaptability, which are essential for students and teachers as they face a shifting educational landscape.

Image source: DALL-E 2 – https://openai.com/dall-e-2
Prompt: An abstract painting of artificial intelligence being used in a school
Accessed: November 4, 2023

Teachers sharing quality AI resources

Dr Nick Jackson

Leader of Digital Technologies at Scotch College – Adelaide

Matthew Easterman

Director of Innovation & Partnerships at Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC)

Chris Goodall

Deputy Headteacher [Edtech Innovator] [AI Enthusiast]

Laura Bain

Head of Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Educators who Publish

Those who also value add to my feed

Barbara Anna Zielonka

Anything and everything AI!

Allie K Miller

Excellent knowledge and posts in all things AI. 

Kambria Dumesnil

One of my favourites to follow cool

Julie Inman-Grant

Follows all things legislation that impact online safety

Rachel Woods

Great video practical tips for using AI. Big fan

Stefan Bauschard

AI education enthusiast and commentator

Gitane Reveilleau

Targeted and useful posts around AI innovation.

Jason M Lodge

Publishes articles on AI in education

Bradley W Deacon

Writes insightful articles on current trends

Russell John Cailey

All posts are of high quality!

Gianluca Mauro

Has been posting on AI before it was ‘in’

Michael A Cowling

Also known as Professor Tech

GENERATIVE AI TOOLS

There is an explosion of AI tools that can generate text, images, videos, and animation. These examples may help to develop resources.

TEACHING SPECIFIC

TeachFX

TeachFX is an app for teachers that uses voice AI to measure the student engagement, the equity of voice, and the discourse patterns in a teacher’s virtual or in-person classroom. Like an instructional coach, the app provides teachers with targeted pedagogical feedback on their teaching practice. 

https://teachfx.com/

PowerNotes with AI

PowerNotes provides students the opportunity to learn with AI, and educators the ability to customize and build AI-enabled coursework.

https://www.powernotes.com/powernotes-ai

Curipod

Teachers simply type in a topic, and a ready-to-run lesson is generated with text, images, and activities such as polls, open-ended responses, word clouds, and more.

https://curipod.com/

Quizizz

Teachers can design quizzes that will create a personalized learning path based on each student’s responses. 

https://quizizz.com/?lng=en

Class Companion

Class Companion aims to improve student engagement and outcomes using generative AI.

https://classcompanion.com/

CONTENT GENERATION

ChatGPT

AI-powered language model from OpenAI for natural language processing and conversation. Free and paid plans.

https://chat.openai.com/chat

TeacherMatic

AI-powered tools to help teachers. From creating lessons, to rubrics, to flash-cards. There is a free version where you can create 5 tools a day!

https://teachermatic.com/

Perplexity

You can ask Perplexity virtually anything and it will provide instant answers with cited sources.

https://www.perplexity.ai/

Jenni

Jenni is a research assistant that autocompletes and edits academic essays, journals, and blog posts. It can cite in-text references and even peer review an essay.

https://jenni.ai/

TOME

Tome bills itself as your storytelling partner. It generates narratives and transforms documents into presentations. Images are created with DALL·E. Try for free and they have a free education option.

https://beta.tome.app/

Sheetplus

Spreadsheeting on steroids. Writes formulas for you and the AI assistant can provide step-by-step breakdowns of each component of the formula.

https://sheetplus.ai/

Gamma

Gamma focuses on assisting with presentations so there are some great templates all ready to go.  You start writing and it helps with content, formatting, and design work.

https://gamma.app/

ChatPDF

ChatPDF allows you to drop a PDF into the site, then ask questions based on the content inside the PDF. A quick way to understand a complex document. No need to sign up to start.

https://www.chatpdf.com/

CopyAI

A suite of AI driven copywriting tools that can do just about anything related to marketing and copywriting, all of which are mentioned on their website.  For example, it creates content briefs and write first full drafts. Free and paid plans.

https://www.copy.ai/

Ocoya

Ocoya uses AI to create content for social media, content marketing and copywriting. Account holders can integrate social media accounts, ecommerce shops or schedulers to create ads, posts and schedule them simultaneously. Free trial and paid plans.

https://www.ocoya.com/

TopMediaAi

Text to speech, Ai art generator, watermark remover, online voice changer. Brings content to life. 

https://www.topmediai.com/

Whisper AI

Whisper AI is a speech recognition and transcription software developed by OpenAI that uses artificial intelligence to convert spoken language into written text. It is designed to eliminate the need to manually transcribe spoken content.

https://whisper.ai/

GENERATIVE
AI ART

Artbreeder

Artbreeder is used to generate portraits and collages and landscapes using two AI tools they call the splicer and the collager. Free and paid plans.

https://www.artbreeder.com/

Craiyon

This AI model was created by some of the team from DALL-E. It creates images from any text prompt. There is a free online image generator on their site.

https://www.craiyon.com/

DALL·E 2

DALL·E 2 is an AI system from OpenAI that creates realistic images and art from a text prompt. It is still regarded as a research project but you can sign up and try it. Microsoft’s Bing Image Creator is powered by DALL_E 2. Free and paid plans.

https://openai.com/product/dall-e-2

NightCafe

NightCafe Creator is an AI Art Generator that allows you to choose from different methods to generate images, including Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2. NightCafe gives you three free credits when you create an account. Generate an image from text, or upload your own image and apply a style.

https://nightcafe.studio/

PlaygroundAI

Playground AI uses Stable Diffusion to generate images. You need to sign in with a Google account and then can use the sophisticated interface to create your masterpiece for free. Paid plans are available.

https://playgroundai.com/

VanceAI - Portrait

VansPortrait is an AI-based converter that helps convert a photo to a sketch or anime in 5 seconds using deep learning. There are several VanceAI products. VanceAI gives you three free credits when you create the account, which you need to do to download your masterpiece.

https://vanceai.com/photo-to-sketch/?source=topnav

VanceAI - Cartoonizer

Toongineer cartoonizer is an AI image cartoonizer that automatically turns a photo/image into a cartoon-style image. Once you have a VanceAI account, the credits can be used for all their products. All uploaded images are deleted permanently after 24 hours. 

https://vanceai.com/toongineer-cartoonizer/?source=topnav

VIDEO, AUDIO & ANIMATION

AI Face Technology D-DI

D-ID’s Creative Reality Studio uses generative AI to create videos of photorealistic avatars for work and for play. 

https://studio.d-id.com/

Beatoven

Beatoven is an AI-powered music platform that lets you create your own royalty-free music.You can customise the length, genre, mood and instruments to create music tracks. Free and paid plans.

https://www.beatoven.ai/

CleanvoiceAI

Cleanvoice is an AI program that removes filler sounds, stuttering and mouth sounds from a podcast or audio recording. No more ums, ahs or dead air. Algorithm can also work with accents. Free trial and paid plans

https://cleanvoice.ai/

Deep Nostalgia

After free signup, you can animate the faces in your family photos. The software integrates video reenactment technology that uses deep learning to animate the faces in historical photos and create high-quality, realistic video footage.

https://www.myheritage.com/deep-nostalgia

Koe Recast

This software uses AI to transform your voice. You simply upload some audio and choose a narrator. Free and paid plans.

https://koe.ai/

Rokoko

Record your movements with a webcam or smartphone, upload the clip to edit it, then export it to different 3D tools such as Blender or Unreal Engine. Free to try out but professional real-time 3D animation will require their Smartsuit or Smartgloves.

https://www.rokoko.com/

Speechify

Text to voice, made accessible. Speechify was founded by Cliff Weitzman, a dyslexic college student at Brown University who built the first version of the tool himself to help him keep up with his class readings.

https://voiceover.speechify.com/

ARTICLES & READINGS

There is a lot of noise around generative AI and education. This collection of quality articles may help you navigate your way through the latest breakthroughs, trends, and success stories.

TRENDS

Improving outcomes for all: Leading reform through innovation

Independent Schools Australia - April, 2024

May #EDU Resources Newsletter

Al Kingsley - May, 2024

QCAA FACTSHEET: Artificial Intelligence & Assessment

QCAA - June, 2023

Assessment redesign for generative AI: A taxonomy of options and their viability

Jason Lodge, Sarah Howard and Jaclyn Broadbent - May, 2023

AI Index Report: Measuring trends in Artificial Intelligence

Stanford University - 2023

Readying students for the AI Revolution

Makris, Mickelson & Coughlan - April 27, 2023

ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it

Will Douglas Haven - April 6, 2023

23 Things I learned when co-editing a 650+ page book on Generative AI and its impact on education

Stefan Bauschard - April 2, 2023

Machines are unbiased, and other bedtime stories

Dr Linda McIver - March 27, 2023

Mira Murati: The Albanian Woman Who Developed ChatGPT

GLOBAL WOMAN - March 10, 2023

AI & the Emancipation of Assessment

Dr Nick Jackson - Feb 3, 2023

Safety Focus

Ethical Ai isn't to blame: Gemini

Margaret Mitchell - Time - Feb, 2024

Our approach to AI Safety

OpenAI - April 5 2023

Developing policies around AI and ChatGPT is crucial for schools, companies, governments, and more.

Allie K Miller - March, 2023

MEDIA

What role can AI play in helping Australian Schools

The Educator Online - April, 2024

WEBINAR: Tom Barret, Miriam Scott, Nicole Dyson & Laura Bain talk about AI for Education

YouTube - May, 2023

VIDEO: AI-Powered Education: Navigating the Future with Tony Ryan, Renowned Futurist in Education

EdSpark World - April, 2023

VIDEO: AI Required: Teaching in a new world

Ethan Mollick - April, 2023

VIDEO: AI & GPT-4 Revolutionize Education With Sal Khan | EP #35 Moonshots and Mindsets

Sal Khan - March, 2023

PODCAST: How AI and the next gen of employees are shaping the workplace

This is digital with Allie K Miller - March, 2023

The amazing AI super tutor for students and teachers

TedTalk with Sal Khan - 2023

TIPS

Rethinking Assessment for Generative Artificial Intelligence

Leon Furze - May, 2024

Shaping the Future of Learning: The Role of AI in Education 4.0

World Economic Forum - April, 2024

20 Creative Ways to Use ChatGPT in the Classroom

Richard Campbell - April, 2023

Six great hacks you're probably not using enough today with ChatGPT

Allie K Miller - April, 2023

BOOK: Chat(GPT): Navigating the Impact of Generative AI Technologies on Educational Theory and Practice: Educators Discuss ChatGPT and other Artificial Intelligence Tools

Bauschard, Rao, Shah, Shryock - April 2023

How to Cite GPT - APA Style

Timothy McAdoo - April, 2023

Practice Listening and Speaking with ChatGPT - An AI language learning partner for you and your students.

David Weller - April 1, 2023

How To Make ChatGPT Your Intern By Being a Thinker Not a Taker

Bradley W. Deacon - Feb 23, 2023

Hands on AI projects for the Classroom - a guide for secondary teachers

ISTE - Last edited November 2020

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