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: 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.
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.
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
- 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.
Describe the tone of its persona
- Your voice is funny, engaging, and witty
- Your tone is professional but informal
- Your voice is friendly and approachable
Give clear instruction
- 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
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.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Follow the prompt tips above (who it is, what it needs to do, its voice)
- Enter the criteria in for a task at different levels
- 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
A standard: criteria here
B standard: criteria here
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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Creation ideas for Teachers using AI
Produce learning objectives, tailored to the individual needs and abilities of learners.
Produce a set of questions to answer in class that can be used in the format of a quiz.
Create a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) for any topic or subject.
Create a set of flashcards for any topic or subject.
Generate multiple-choice questions by inputting subject matter and audience.
Build the lesson with timings, objectives and learning activities to be used.
Input the subject matter, audience and assessment specifications.
Set details for a case study you need. Generate relevant questions and answers too!
Put in details of the task and ask for specific # of words against standards.
Put a task in and ask for responses at varying levels of achievement.
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
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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.
AI-powered language model from OpenAI for natural language processing and conversation. Free and paid plans.
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!
You can ask Perplexity virtually anything and it will provide instant answers with cited sources.
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.
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.
Spreadsheeting on steroids. Writes formulas for you and the AI assistant can provide step-by-step breakdowns of each component of the formula.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Text to speech, Ai art generator, watermark remover, online voice changer. Brings content to life.
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.
Artbreeder is frequently used to generate portraits and collages and landscapes using two AI tools they call the splicer and the collager. Free and paid plans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. This is the platform where the intro video of ‘Chewy’ was generated in a few moments.
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.
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
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.
This software uses AI to transform your voice. You simply upload some audio and choose a narrator. Free and paid plans.
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.
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.
An aggregator is a central location for accessing any new AI work that comes online. Users can sort through the type of AI (whether it’s text, image, video, or plugins), price, and more.