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GZM Shows - GZM Shows

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GZM Shows is home to several podcast series geared toward students of all ages, including some web award winners for content. Browse through all the titles, or choose from mystery,...more
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GZM Shows is home to several podcast series geared toward students of all ages, including some web award winners for content. Browse through all the titles, or choose from mystery, comedy, non-fiction categories, and younger listeners. Visit any link for a podcast summary, then select the episode's link to begin listening. One series, Sies Minutos, is in Spanish. Many of the series include a link for educators, as well as supplemental materials such as a Listening Guide, Choice Board activities, and Explore Boards.

tag(s): 1800s (73), adolescence (12), ecosystems (74), franklin (11), mayans (11), mysteries (20), podcasts (77), sports (78)

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Include the podcasts on this site among your other podcast resources to share with students. Use podcasts in your classroom for many purposes, including as a resource to enhance curriculum topics, teach listening skills, and increase vocabulary and comprehension. Learn more about using podcasts in the classroom by watching archived recordings of OK2Ask: Podcasting 101: Using Podcasts in the Classroom, reviewed here and OK2Ask: Podcasting 201: Creating Podcasts in Your Classroom, reviewed here.

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The Big Fib Podcast - Benjamin Strouse, Chris Tarry & David Kreizman

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The Big Fib Podcast encourages kids to separate accurate information from falsehood by listening to an interview with two participants in a game show format. The participants are known...more
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The Big Fib Podcast encourages kids to separate accurate information from falsehood by listening to an interview with two participants in a game show format. The participants are known experts and liars. Recent podcasts include kid-friendly topics such as whales, bicycles, and laughter. Several educational guides are available for download, including a Listening Guide for prelistening, an Explore Board for use before and while listening, and a Choice Board for after listening activities. An additional document includes correlations between reading and literature standards and speaking and listening standards.
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tag(s): game based learning (173), media literacy (103), podcasts (77)

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Share this podcast as a flipped learning experience or include it as part of a listening center during station rotation activities on evaluating information shared by different sources. Take advantage of free teaching materials such as the Listening Guide to provide students with focus while listening and as a resource for documenting their evaluation process. After listening to and evaluating several episodes of the podcast, encourage students to write and produce a podcast in a similar style. After creating storyboards and writing their script, use a podcast creation tool such as Castbox Creator Studio, reviewed here to record and share your podcasts.

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AI or Not - AI Literacy Generator - Curipod

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Can you and your students identify AI-generated images vs. human-made images? This activity shared by Curipod, reviewed here lets you select from...more
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Can you and your students identify AI-generated images vs. human-made images? This activity shared by Curipod, reviewed here lets you select from image options to generate a lesson with a series of slides with polls for students to choose the correct image format. Additional slides include the prompts for creating the AI images and a short lesson on verifying AI-created images. Customize the presentation as desired before sharing it with students, or share it with the link or by selecting "Present" on your device to display it in real-time.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (106), digital citizenship (90), images (263), Teacher Utilities (146)

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Use this presentation to introduce lessons on creating AI-generated images or lessons on digital citizenship to help students understand how to verify "real" vs. AI-created information. Use the prompts provided in the lesson to create images in other image creation tools like Ideogram, reviewed here and Image Creator by Designer, reviewed here, then ask students to compare and contrast the images created with each tool. Use the shared prompts as a template for students as they learn how to design effective prompts to create AI images for use with creative writing projects, slide presentations, and other classroom projects.

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Tomorrow Classroom - Wix

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Tomorrow Classroom provides learning tools for students aged 13-18 including web creation, design, and coding. Students create portfolio websites, capstone projects, passion projects,...more
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Tomorrow Classroom provides learning tools for students aged 13-18 including web creation, design, and coding. Students create portfolio websites, capstone projects, passion projects, and more using these lessons. Begin by creating a teacher account or logging in to your current Wix account and completing the registration questions. Create a class by importing students from Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams, or invite students by email. Educators can access a Curriculum Guide, Design Journal, and downloadable class kits and lessons for each activity. Four courses are available - Intro to Wix and the Web, Web Creation, Web Design, and Web Development. Lessons provide alignment to ISTE Standards for Students.

tag(s): computers (106), editing (90), graphic design (50), images (263), Online Learning (42), STEM (265), tutorials (53)

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Use the courses provided on this site as part of your computer science program or as a learning activity for students interested in website design. You can also use the learning tools and courses as part of an after-school program. If time isn't available to offer all the courses, take advantage of the available materials to teach some of the individual components, such as Lesson 1--What is the Web? This activity teaches students to look at the components of websites to understand the message delivered and what makes them attractive to viewers. Find free website creation tools at TeachersFirst Edge Web Page Makers, found here.

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3 Great Lesson Plans on Copyright - Common Sense and Bronwyn H.

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K to 8
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Using the three lessons in this article, help your students learn about and respect the need to understand copyright and fair use. Let's Give Credit for second grade teaches students...more
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Using the three lessons in this article, help your students learn about and respect the need to understand copyright and fair use. Let's Give Credit for second grade teaches students why it is essential to give credit and how to give credit the right way through role-playing activities as detectives. A lesson plan for fourth graders guides students through the rights and responsibilities involved with using images. The Four Factors of Fair Use provides middle school students a framework for understanding fair use, copyright, and domain. Create a free account to access the lessons and materials shared. All lessons correlate with national standards, including ISTE, Common Core ELA, and CASEL.

tag(s): copyright (46), digital citizenship (90), STEM (265)

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Include the shared lessons and activities as part of your digital citizenship curriculum. Use the provided handouts to guide students toward extended learning and discussion of proper digital citizenship practices. For example, second-grade students complete a Digital Citizens Report handout, and as an extension, ask students to create a list of credits for some of their commonly used online sites such as PBS Kids Reading Games, reviewed here or Scratch, reviewed here.
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Barefoot Computing - BT in partnership with Computing At School

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K to 5
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Discover a variety of computational thinking resources for elementary students including lessons, activity sheets, PowerPoints, and downloadable classroom posters. Register for an account...more
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Discover a variety of computational thinking resources for elementary students including lessons, activity sheets, PowerPoints, and downloadable classroom posters. Register for an account using your email to access and save materials found on the site. Browse through activities by grade level or topics. Topics include programming, collaboration, logical thinking, and more. Be sure also to check out the Teacher Resources to find professional development to bring you up to date with the latest computing concepts.

tag(s): coding (89), collaboration (88), computational thinking (41), computers (106), logic (165), patterns (62)

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Take advantage of the lessons and materials on this site to introduce computer and computational skills to elementary-age students. Several activities incorporate music and art concepts; collaborate with your school's special area teachers to teach lessons found on the site. Use a portfolio tool such as Seesaw, reviewed here, to have students enhance and share their learning successes through sharing pictures of projects and written reflections on learning activities. Work together as a class to modify classroom technology by creating a digital book using WriteReader, reviewed here, to feature class learning of computer concepts.

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My Cyberspace Academy Lesson 12: Copyright and Plagiarism - Carnegie Mellon University

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3 to 12
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The PDF lesson plan from Carnegie Mellon University introduces students to copyright issues, defines new terms, emphasizes illegal actions that could occur when using information from...more
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The PDF lesson plan from Carnegie Mellon University introduces students to copyright issues, defines new terms, emphasizes illegal actions that could occur when using information from the Internet, and provides guidance on safe practices for searching and using information online. It includes learning objectives and materials for teachers to use with students.

tag(s): copyright (46), internet safety (113), plagiarism (34)

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In addition to the existing lesson plan, in small groups, have students use FreeComicMaker.com, reviewed here to create comics featuring heroes who respect copyright laws and villains who disregard them. This project encourages creativity and application of knowledge in a new context extending learning. Then, organize a virtual gallery walk for students to view each group's comics. Utilize a quiz program like Kahoot, reviewed here and use the information from the lesson to create a quiz that focuses on different aspects of copyright. Have students create their own Legal or Illegal trading card utilizing Trading Card Creator, reviewed here.
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O2 Internet Safety for Kids - O2 and NSPCC

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Provide kids with a safe online experience with tips and information from O2 Internet Safety for Kids. Choose from several different topics, including A Worry-free Digital Life, Tools...more
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Provide kids with a safe online experience with tips and information from O2 Internet Safety for Kids. Choose from several different topics, including A Worry-free Digital Life, Tools and Tips, and My Child's First Phone. Each category includes quick tips and advice for keeping kids safe online. The site was created in the UK, so some pronunciations and spellings may differ from those in American English.

tag(s): cyberbullying (41), digital citizenship (90)

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Although this site originates from the UK, the message is universal, and the information included is relevant to all classrooms, regardless of location. Include this site on your class webpage for students and parents to access as a reference. Use information from the site as part of your online safety lessons. Have students create an annotated image using Class Tool's Image Annotator, reviewed here, to demonstrate online safety.

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OK2Ask: Remix & Reuse Responsibly: Copyright for Digital Citizens - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from April 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from April 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

Students need to understand copyright laws and responsible content creation as they engage in various academic projects and creative endeavors. This workshop will equip you with the essential knowledge and strategies you need to effectively teach copyright concepts to your students. Together, we'll explore the legal and ethical implications of using other people's work and the creative and educational benefits of remixing and reusing content. Discover various tools and resources to help you and your students find, evaluate, and cite free or licensed content for reuse and gain valuable insights that will help you seamlessly integrate copyright literacy into your teaching practices. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Understand the basic copyright laws and how they apply to educational settings. 2. Explore strategies for teaching students to remix and reuse content in their projects responsibly. 3. Gain practical resources and tools that support copyright education in the classroom. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): copyright (46), digital citizenship (90), professional development (394)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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Copyright Education YouTube Playlist - Media Education Lab

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Media Education Lab offers a twenty-two-video playlist teaching educators and students the purpose of copyright and fair use in digital learning. Most videos are less than fifteen minutes...more
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Media Education Lab offers a twenty-two-video playlist teaching educators and students the purpose of copyright and fair use in digital learning. Most videos are less than fifteen minutes long; however, a couple more extended offerings are approximately twenty minutes long. Topics include plagiarism vs copyright, the future of copyright, and others. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): copyright (46), digital citizenship (90), plagiarism (34)

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View the videos shared on this playlist to understand copyright and how to attribute and include copyrighted materials in the classroom appropriately. Use Diffit, reviewed here to extend learning and understanding of the video concepts. Enter the video URL and choose a reading level to automatically create AI-generated resources and student activities, including vocabulary terms, multiple choice questions, and printable activities (look under student activities for items labeled "free this month"). Share videos with parents on your class website to help them understand the importance of properly using copyright and attribution.

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Copyright and Fair Use Resources - TeachersFirst

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Understanding copyright is essential for students living in today's digital world. Copyright protects original creative works, allowing the creators to control how their material is...more
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Understanding copyright is essential for students living in today's digital world. Copyright protects original creative works, allowing the creators to control how their material is used and shared. In the classroom, respecting copyright shows students why intellectual property rights and using content ethically matter. By teaching copyright principles, educators prepare students with the necessary knowledge for future courses, careers, and participation in our copyright-respecting world. This collection provided valuable resources for teaching students and staff the basics of copyright. The resources allow for discussions around plagiarism, piracy, and Internet ethics. It includes guidelines on fair use, how to credit sources appropriately, and updated copyright laws and policies.

tag(s): air (105), copyright (46)

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Use these resources to model and teach ethical use of electronic media or to find copyright-safe raw materials for student projects. Be sure to share these resources with students for them to access any time they have a project to do.

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Unlock Generative AI Safely and Responsibly - Classroom Toolkit - Microsoft Learn and Cyberlite

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6 to 9
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Teach middle school students how to use generative artificial intelligence (AI) safely and responsibly using the lesson and materials provided by Microsoft Learn. The toolkit includes...more
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Teach middle school students how to use generative artificial intelligence (AI) safely and responsibly using the lesson and materials provided by Microsoft Learn. The toolkit includes a teacher's guide, PowerPoint lesson presentation, classroom agreement document, and a PDF document sharing the elements of a good prompt. The lesson helps students develop skills in fact-checking, good digital hygiene habits, safeguarding data privacy, and strategies for managing well-being. The lesson components include an introduction, two thirty-minute activities, and a closure reflecting critical takeaways of the lesson materials.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (106), digital citizenship (90), internet safety (113), professional development (394), social and emotional learning (83), STEM (265), Teacher Utilities (146)

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Use the provided lesson materials to introduce and discuss the use of AI with your students. If time isn't available to complete all lesson activities, choose different components available with your student to teach how to provide effective prompts using AI generators or adapt the activities to match the content discussed in your current lessons. If your students use AI image generators like Bing Image Creator, reviewed here, share and discuss the information that guides students towards creating and revising prompts to achieve the desired results and how to recognize bias found in generative AI outputs.

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Change Makers - Women in STEM - TeachersFirst

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From laying the foundations of computer programming to making groundbreaking discoveries in physics and space exploration, women have left an indelible mark across STEM disciplines....more
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From laying the foundations of computer programming to making groundbreaking discoveries in physics and space exploration, women have left an indelible mark across STEM disciplines. Pioneers like Ada Lovelace wrote the first computer algorithm in the 1800s, while others like Marie Curie, the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, advanced our understanding of radiation. Their breakthroughs and tireless pursuit of knowledge have profoundly impacted humanity. Use this curated list of reviewed resources to help your students see the vital role women have had in the past, present, and future in the field of STEM.

tag(s): STEM (265), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Share these resources with your students to learn about many women in STEM who changed the world. Share a link to this collection on your school web page and in your school newsletter (or email). Find resources to incorporate into your lessons to encourage girls to pursue learning paths in STEM and realize their potential.

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OK2Ask: Engage & Inspire with Fake Websites - TeachersFirst

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This recording of an OK2Ask online professional learning session is from January 2024. You can register and immediately view the archive of the session.

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Misinformation is rampant online. As educators, how can we prepare students to navigate this landscape? In this interactive workshop, participants will explore techniques for leveraging fake websites to build essential media literacy skills. Join us to explore this engaging approach to promoting digital citizenship and critical thinking. Leave equipped with practical strategies for developing media-savvy students through authentic learning experiences that incorporate analyzing fake websites. As a result of this session, teachers will: 1. Evaluate fake websites and identify specific indicators of misinformation, such as biased language, questionable sources, and misleading visuals. 2. Learn strategies for responsibly incorporating fake websites into instruction to foster critical thinking. 3. Plan to implement activities using fake websites in instruction. This session is appropriate for teachers at all technology levels.

tag(s): digital citizenship (90), media literacy (103), professional development (394)

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The archive of this teacher-friendly, hands-on webinar will empower and inspire you to use learning technology in the classroom and for professional productivity. As appropriate, specific classroom examples and ideas have been shared. View the session with a few of your teaching colleagues to find and share new ideas. Find additional information and links to tools at the session resource page. Learn more about OK2Ask and upcoming sessions here.

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10 AI Terms Everyone Should Know - Susanna Ray

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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how is it related to machine learning? How does generative AI leverage the power of large language learning (and what is large language learning?)?...more
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What is Artificial Intelligence (AI), and how is it related to machine learning? How does generative AI leverage the power of large language learning (and what is large language learning?)? Find the answers to these questions and more with this informative article that breaks down some of the common buzzwords used to gain an understanding of AI and its impact on society. Each of the ten terms is explained in everyday language including short explanations and examples of the content discussed.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (106), Microsoft (83)

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Use this article to develop your understanding of AI and related terms. Share the information with your peers as part of your professional development activities as you learn about AI tools, discuss guidelines for the use of AI by you and your students, and support your discussions of AI use with parents. Consider sharing this article on your class website to help parents learn about AI. As a school, dig deeper into developing an understanding of AI by choosing to explore one term in-depth each month. For example, begin with term number one, artificial intelligence, and start a conversation with what you, your peers, parents, or students know about AI. Use a word cloud creation tool like Answer Garden, reviewed here as an easy way to collect responses anonymously while still viewing responses in this visual format. Use the embed code to include your Answer Garden poll on your class website if desired. Use that information to guide your activities toward the discussion focus for the following month.

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CTRL-F - Civix

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CTRL-F is a seven-hour, four-part program designed to teach students in grades 7-12 how to conduct quick and strategic searches to verify, fact-check, and trace online information to...more
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CTRL-F is a seven-hour, four-part program designed to teach students in grades 7-12 how to conduct quick and strategic searches to verify, fact-check, and trace online information to identify reliable and trustworthy information. The program includes curriculum connections to social studies and language arts; the content is adaptable to any subject. After completing a free registration, you have access to lesson plans, videos, activity sheets, and more. Additional resources include interactive walk-throughs of practice examples, material availability in multiple formats, and bilingual resources. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): digital citizenship (90), internet safety (113), STEM (265), Teacher Utilities (146)

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Include all or any lessons and activities with your current teaching units on online safety and digital citizenship. If time doesn't allow you to teach all the classes, consider using the link to the Student-Facing Site and ask students to complete those activities as part of a flipped lesson learning station activity. Another option is to take advantage of the items in the Example Bank to teach the topics featured on CTRL-F through short, engaging activities based on pop culture, current events, and curricular topics. Engage students in identifying trustworthy resources by creating a collaborative online document sharing information learned through ongoing research. Create a collaborative Google Slides, reviewed here, or Microsoft PowerPoint, reviewed here presentation using a template for students to share research and results when investigating online information. Extend learning by asking students to create infographics for younger students sharing how to identify reliable and trustworthy information online. Visme, reviewed here and Venngage, reviewed here offer free, easy-to-use tools for creating visually appealing infographics.
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Day of AI Curriculum - Day of AI and Massachussets Institute of Technology

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K to 12
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AI (artificial intelligence) is all around us and an ever-growing part of our culture. Day of AI provides lessons for students of all ages that teach the basics of AI ...more
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AI (artificial intelligence) is all around us and an ever-growing part of our culture. Day of AI provides lessons for students of all ages that teach the basics of AI and introduce students to the different uses of AI. In addition, this site includes an introductory course for students of all grades that introduces them to the basics of ChatGPT, reviewed here and includes different prompts and activities for different grade levels. Free registration is required to access all of the activities. Teachers who register for Day of AI get access to the curriculum, lesson plans, and optional free professional development training on the materials, with a certificate of completion that may be used for PD credits. Student materials are available in other languages by contacting Day of AI.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (106), computers (106), digital citizenship (90), internet safety (113), media literacy (103), STEM (265), Teacher Utilities (146)

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Include these lessons as part of your computer science program to introduce AI to students and provide them with information on using this technology appropriately. Share the lessons with parents as a valuable resource for understanding AI and how it works in both positive and negative ways. Use Google Forms to assess student understanding, then use Certify'em, reviewed here, a forms add-on to generate personalized certificates of completion for students. Extend learning by asking students to share their understanding of AI using Canva for Education, reviewed here by creating presentations, infographics, or posters to share on your class website.
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We should always be cautious when giving our students access to things like AI. However, with the expanding knowledge of technology in the classroom, teachers can use it as a teaching tool. This provides limitless opportunities to introduce our children to new topics that interest them within the safe space of a classroom. Bekkah, IN, Grades: 0 - 5

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Resources for using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Productivity - TeachersFirst

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Learn about and explore artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and tools educators can use to automate administrative tasks and improve student learning outcomes using the resources...more
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Learn about and explore artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and tools educators can use to automate administrative tasks and improve student learning outcomes using the resources in this collection. These tools can help leverage AI's power to increase your productivity and efficiency in the classroom. Many tools can also allow AI to personalize student learning experiences and optimize lesson planning.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (106), differentiation (83), personalized learning (9), Teacher Utilities (146), writing prompts (58)

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Use this collection to save time doing many tasks, from creating assessments to writing prompts, rewriting your emails in a new tone, and much more. Bookmark this site to use to find new ways to increase your productivity and lower your time required using the power of AI!

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Replit - Replit, Inc.

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Replit is an online coding platform that works with many different programming languages. Many of Replit's tools incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance productivity and...more
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Replit is an online coding platform that works with many different programming languages. Many of Replit's tools incorporate Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance productivity and provide suggestions when coding. Begin by creating an account and choose from options for using Replit. Options include personal use, work, or education as a teacher or student. After setting up your class account, choose the +Create Repl and select a template from the programming templates offered. Use the code editor to write code and receive suggestions from Replit when creating games, text, websites, and more. Invite others to join you on Replit to collaborate and work together on your coding project. When complete, use the Deploy icon to produce a stable public version of your product.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (106), coding (89), STEM (265)

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Use Replit to create simple tests, review student work, and provide feedback. Share Replit with students who enjoy coding as a resource for learning new skills and increasing their understanding of different coding platforms. Use Replit as part of an after-school club activity for students to collaborate to create games, applications, and more. Ask students who work with Replit to provide tutorials and share their projects by creating videos made with Free Online Screen Recorder, reviewed here and share on your class website.

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Love Letters for Computers - Hello Ruby

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Love Letters for Computers is a free resource for kindergarten and early elementary teachers that shares materials for integrating computer science into any curriculum. Materials shared...more
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Love Letters for Computers is a free resource for kindergarten and early elementary teachers that shares materials for integrating computer science into any curriculum. Materials shared include videos, teacher and student journals, assessments, and links to related materials. Each lesson offers options for flexibility in length, from teaching forty-five-minute lessons to providing more robust interactions that extend over several weeks. Topics begin with an introduction to computer science, then build with more advanced concepts, including computer software, networks, and AI. If your district blocks YouTube, then the videos may not be viewable.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (106), coding (89), computational thinking (41), computers (106), diversity (38)

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Use the free lessons and activities to supplement your current computer science curriculum or as a stand-alone curriculum if you don't have one. Even if you don't use all of the activities provided on this site, consider using the downloadable student passport to engage students while developing an understanding of computer science concepts. Create class books using the pages from the passport that share completed student responses and ideas to the featured prompts using PDF to Flipbook Converter, reviewed here.
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