Monday, July 24, 2023

Harnessing the power of AI in education


In April I led a workshop about the role of ICT in the PYP in Kenya, and we were introduced to some AI tools by the participants such as ChatGPT for report writing and Copilot for lesson planners.  We could immediately see the potential of these tools and how they could save a teacher hours and hours of planning and report writing time.

Moving forward I also hosted a webinar in June with Ali Hassan in the IBSCA PYP Communities.  He also shared a number of different AI tools that would be useful for education.  These included:

  • DeepL translator - better than Google Translate (which I also love) as it is able to rephrase sentences to express nuances.  It also allows you to upload PDF, Word and PowerPoint files for translation.
  • - to record audio, writes notes, capture slides, and generate summaries.  Brilliant for Zoom, Teams and Google Meet.
  • Brain FM - generates music that is scientifically proven to increase focus.  This is a paid app but you can try it for a limited time for free.  
  • Jasper - a content creation tool - again this is a paid tool but you can also try this one for free.
There is also a great AI Educator site which will help you find and explore more tools.

And then today there was the Toddle AI launch .... follow the link to watch the live YouTube event.

Things are moving very fast in the area of AI in education and I'm definitely excited to see how these tools can make teachers' lives easier and save loads of time.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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