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Many schools are welcoming back students this week or have done so in the last
There's no doubt that if some of them didn't know about tools like ChatGPT they
will now. They'll be ready to use them. Many of them will be waiting for that
first homework, so they can use ChatGPT.
How amazing is that! Students around the world want to use AI. How are you
going to prepare them for it? How will you build their skills to use AI?
In this edition I present my favourite AI tools for the traditional classroom.
There are two exclusive announcements too!
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Dan Fitzpatrick - The AI Educator ✌️
I am delighted to be giving the Keynote address at The Primary Leaders
conference in Yorkshire on 13th October.
This day of varied, high quality CPD, together with an accompanying exhibition
will be a great day for all those based in the North. If you use the code AIEDU
you will also benefit from a £45 discount enabling you to get a ticket for just
You can see the full agenda and speaker line up here.
10 AI Tools For The Traditional Classroom
I am a former school senior leader who gets to try cutting edge AI tools and
support teachers to implement them in their practice.
Earlier this year I launched the AI Educator Tools
platform, a searchable repository for teachers to find impactful AI tools to
transform their practice. Since then I have had the pleasure to work with
teachers on every continent to innovate their teaching using AI.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of AI tools out there that lack meaningful
functionality for teachers and some that are based on weak pedagogical methods.
So, I have done the hard work for you and compiled a list of meaningful AI
tools you can use right away. To save you time, focus on these 10 tools and I
guarantee it will transform your classroom. You will even find some exclusive
announcements for some of the tools below.
I have purposely not focussed on the giants of AI generation tools such as
ChatGPT and Google Bard. You
can access these very simply by going to their websites. Click here
to get instant access to my 44-page guide to using these tools well with the
An impressive range of AI tools
Founder Adeel Khan’s personal motto is “An AI assistant for every teacher in
the world”. This ambition is starting to be realised through Magic School AI.
This impressive range of simple and easy to use AI tools for teachers is always
a crowd pleaser in my training sessions.
At my last count there were 51 AI tools on their site, from a Student Work
Feedback Generator to a Teacher Joke Generator. Having just worked with schools
in Dubai, I asked it for a joke based on my travels and this is what I got: Why
did the camel take a vacation to Dubai? Because it wanted to experience a hump
day in style! Not too bad. They even have their own teaching coach in the form
of a chatbot called Raina.
Use AI to deliver interactive lessons
Curipod uses AI to generate lesson plans, activities, and assessments, which
can be customised by teachers to meet the needs of their students. Curipod also
includes a variety of features to promote student collaboration and discussion,
such as polls, quizzes, and word clouds.
One of the things that I like most about Curipod is that it can help teachers
save time. The AI-generated lesson plans are a great starting point, and
teachers can easily customise them to fit their own style. This can free up
teachers' time to focus on other aspects of their teaching, such as planning
engaging activities and providing feedback to students.
Pricing: Free, Premium and School Licences
Turn words into presentations
I love demonstrating this tool for teachers and seeing their reaction. With
just a few of your words Magic Design will design a first draft of a set of
presentation slides for your next lesson. Sit back and watch your lesson ideas
come to life on your slides, with bespoke images included.
To access Magic Design you will need a Canva account. You can upgrade this account to an
educator account for free.
Pricing: Free with a Canva account
Turn your imagination into creative images
Canva's new Text to Image feature is a powerful tool that can help teachers
create stunning visuals for their lessons. Simply enter a description of the
image you want to create, and Canva's AI will generate a new image from
This means that teachers can now create images for their lessons that are truly
unique and original. No longer are they limited to using stock images that may
not be relevant to their subject or topic. With Text to Image, teachers can
create images that perfectly illustrate their lesson plans.
Pricing: Free with a Canva account
Immersive learning experiences powered by AI
For Thinglink users (if that’s not you, you’re missing out!), the new AI
functionality in their editor offers multiple AI tools aimed at streamlining
content creation and enhancing user engagement.
The "Tag Suggestions" feature auto-generates tags to help overcome writer's
block, while the "Suggest Branches" tool offers potential pathways in scenarios
and the "Generate Questions" tool creates thought-provoking questions for
learners. The AI can also summarise projects with "Write a Recap" and enhance
existing text through "Re-write Text Blocks."
Exclusive announcement: ThingLink has recently hinted to
me at its updated roadmap, focusing on pushing the boundaries of interactive
and immersive AI content creation. One of the standout features will be the
platform's evolved capability to facilitate both 2D and 360-degree AI image
generation. This expansion is a game-changer for ThingLink creators, who can
now not only upload their own images but also generate entirely new ones right
within the platform. This newfound flexibility enables teachers to develop more
immersive and engaging visual content, allowing them to better captivate their
Pricing: Free 60-Day Trial, with the option of a pro-teacher
and school licence
Pedagogical research meets AI
The famous lesson planner from Teacher Toolkit embraces
AI. Artificial Intelligence will complete the lesson plan for you, then using
cognitive science it helps you streamline your thought process to quality
assure and edit when needed.
Give some key details about the lesson and any additional context to help the
AI get to work. It’ll add some clever tags in for you too. This AI tool is a
fantastic way for teachers who’ve used the 5MLP to get acquainted with the
power of AI. You can also print the lesson plans and share them with
Pricing: Free for 2 weeks
Audio note taking enhanced with AI
This isn’t strictly a tool designed for teachers, but it will do wonders for
your productivity. AudioPen transforms messy voice notes into publish-ready
text. Draft articles, memos, emails, and more in a fraction of the time.
If you are like me I like to take voice notes on my phone. This comes in very
handy when I’m out or in my car and get an idea for a lesson, task or resource.
Simply take your voice notes and let AudioPen transform them into usable text,
with summaries and much more.
Pricing: Free, with the option of a paid Prime account
Get your students to train an AI model
Teachable Machine is a web-based tool that makes creating machine learning
models fast, easy, and accessible to everyone.
You can train a computer to recognise your own images, sounds, & poses.
It’s a fast, easy way to get your students thinking about AI and creating
machine learning models for their sites, apps, and more. No expertise or coding
A fantastic single-use AI platform
Real Fast Reports claims to help you write better school reports, faster. The
feedback I hear from teachers backs up this claim. It is loved by those who use
I really like this tool as the founders identified a pressing need for teachers
- help writing many reports every year - and they quickly provided an AI
solution. A solution that works.
Pricing: First 10 reports are free. Whole school pricing
An impressive integrated teaching and learning platform
Platforms like Study Hall are how meaning and lasting AI integration happens in
education. Study Hall is a cutting edge curriculum and assessment platform that
integrates a bespoke artificial intelligence to drive learning.
It includes features such as a one-click personalised homework function,
personalised content and curriculum by interest, high-quality SATs and 11+ prep
(ISEB, Consortium 11+ and GL 11+, 13+), an AI Literacy curriculum based on
reading comprehension, data literacy and computational thinking, knowledge
tracing and a conversational dashboard to close knowledge gaps and a game board
feature for quizzes to build engagement and fluency. It’s also GDPR and data
Click here to
check out this video of what’s to come with this platform.
Exclusive announcement: Schools are invited to
become part of the free trial. Email [email protected]
to register your interest.
Pricing: Free for schools
The world of AI tools for educators is a treasure trove waiting to be
discovered. Have you found a gem that I've missed? Do share.