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Gibbly - Gibbly

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K to 12
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Generate quizzes, lessons, and gamified assignments using Gibbly and the power of AI. After creating an account, visit Gibbly's library to browse and search for lessons and quizzes....more
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Generate quizzes, lessons, and gamified assignments using Gibbly and the power of AI. After creating an account, visit Gibbly's library to browse and search for lessons and quizzes. Open any item to view and edit questions, print a PDF, or share the link by social media or email. Assign activities for solo play or host a live, synchronous activity. Create quizzes and lessons using the create button; options include manual and AI quiz generators and AI-generated lessons. Build lessons by adding the topic and grade level for the lesson; Gibbly then generates a lesson plan and several options for slides, including background information, discussion questions, and Did You Know information. Free accounts include 20,000 tokens monthly, unlimited hosting of review games, the creation of unlimited quizzes and lessons, and Google exports.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (110), gamification (73), preK (258), quizzes (89), Teacher Utilities (148)

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Use Gibbly to generate lessons and formative assessments that engage students in learning. Assign solo quizzes for students to review classroom information and easily differentiate learning by adjusting the reading level and content of the questions. Host a live quiz before starting a new unit to guide lesson planning based on students' prior knowledge. Use the lesson generator to build lessons, then share the link with students to review after your presentation.

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Gauth AI STEM Homework Helper - Gauth Math

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6 to 12
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Gauth uses AI to provide homework help in math and science topics, including chemistry, physics, calculus, and more. Under the menu topic - Subjects, you will also find help with ...more
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Gauth uses AI to provide homework help in math and science topics, including chemistry, physics, calculus, and more. Under the menu topic - Subjects, you will also find help with Literature, Writing, Social Science, and others. To begin, upload a question or an image. Gauth then provides a step-by-step response with a detailed explanation of the answer. Find additional explanations by selecting Copilot, which is built into Gauth's platform, or by choosing from suggestions for related questions. You don't need to register, but doing so will allow access to your search history.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (110), equations (120), literature (218), statistics (116), STEM (265), tutorials (54), writing (317)

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Include Gauth with your other math and science support resources for students. Demonstrate how to ask questions and analyze the responses as a learning tool. Be sure to discuss the ethical use of AI tools with students as a learning tool and not a substitute for completing assignments. Encourage students to provide proper attribution when using Gauth. Share Gauth as a flipped learning tool for students to use as they begin to understand new concepts, then ask students to apply that knowledge to problems without using AI resources. Have students demonstrate how to solve problems by creating a video explanation with Free Screen Recorder Online, reviewed here.

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Astronomy Hour of Code - Quorum

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6 to 12
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This Hour of Code tutorial guides you through creating a virtual telescope in a computer browser to search for astronomical objects in a virtual world. Follow the instructions in the...more
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This Hour of Code tutorial guides you through creating a virtual telescope in a computer browser to search for astronomical objects in a virtual world. Follow the instructions in the twenty-step tutorial to culminate in the completion of the game engine, which includes loaded images of stars to explore. Each activity also includes an optional challenge component to enhance learning.

tag(s): coding (90), space (214), stars (68), telescopes (10), tutorials (54)

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Include this activity with your other options for Hour of Code activities or as an engaging opportunity to learn about coding anytime during the year. Learn more about Hour of Code, reviewed here and find additional resources for coding at TeachersFirst Special Topics Page: Coding in the Classroom Resources, reviewed here. Ask students to share coding tips by creating tutorials for their peers using a free screen recorder such as RecordCast Screen Recorder, reviewed here.

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National Geographic Education - National Geographic Education

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K to 12
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National Geographic Education shares many classroom resources for all grade levels, including videos, interactives, maps, and more. Use the keyword search to find content related to...more
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National Geographic Education shares many classroom resources for all grade levels, including videos, interactives, maps, and more. Use the keyword search to find content related to specific content, filter by grade, type of learning materials, and subject, or browse the site to view some of the latest resources. Although registration isn't required, creating an account allows members to bookmark and save favorite resources.

tag(s): africa (139), amazon (11), animals (284), antarctica (29), anthropology (10), australia (27), biodiversity (31), birds (45), cells (81), climate (81), climate change (88), conservation (85), constitution (88), continents (33), countries (70), diseases (67), earth (184), earthquakes (45), egypt (48), engineering (120), erosion (15), explorers (66), fish (18), hurricanes (36), mammals (23), migration (44), molecules (42), moon (71), natural disasters (17), natural resources (38), nutrition (135), oceans (150), plants (147), pollution (51), population (48), religions (76), reproduction (7), reptiles (12), romans (34), slavery (76), sociology (22), solar system (109), space (214), volcanoes (56), weather (165), world war 2 (150)

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Bookmark and save this site as a resource to supplement your current curriculum. Share interactives and videos with students by bookmarking them on classroom computers or using a curation tool such as Symbaloo, reviewed here when sharing several resources. Enhance student learning when watching videos using Playposit, reviewed here to add questions, text, and additional media. Upon completing your unit, ask students to share their understanding of the content by creating concept maps using a visual organization tool such as Circlyapp, reviewed here.

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

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K to 8
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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 (79)

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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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The Tumble Podcast - Lindsay Patterson and Marshall Escamilla

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K to 8
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Tumble is a science podcast for kids; however, it is entertaining and informative for the entire family. Topics include timely events like a solar eclipse and thought-provoking questions...more
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Tumble is a science podcast for kids; however, it is entertaining and informative for the entire family. Topics include timely events like a solar eclipse and thought-provoking questions like whether dinosaurs burped. Each podcast episode includes a blog with a transcript and supplemental information such as videos, images, and links to additional resources. Most podcast episodes run between twenty and thirty minutes and are available on several podcast-hosting resources, including Apple, Google, and Amazon Music.

tag(s): animals (284), bacteria (22), birds (45), dinosaurs (40), insects (69), listening (71), molecules (42), oceans (150), planets (112), plants (147), podcasts (79), stars (68), sun (70)

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Bookmark and save this site to find informative podcasts. Podcasts can be an engaging way to promote interest in science topics as part of a listening center rotation or to enhance your current lessons. Enhance learning by downloading the transcript and creating a set of questions using an AI resource such as MagicSchool, reviewed here. Visit MagicSchool, select the Text Dependent Questions generator, add the requested information, and upload the PDF transcript to generate a set of comprehension questions based on the information in the podcast. Extend learning by asking students to create an infographic using free templates found in Adobe Infographic Creator, reviewed here or Canva Education Templates, reviewed here.

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Varsity Tutors Free Courses - Varsity Tutors

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2 to 12
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Varsity Tutors offers a series of free live classes for summer learning. These sessions begin on May 6 and run through August 14. Classes provide learning opportunities to help students...more
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Varsity Tutors offers a series of free live classes for summer learning. These sessions begin on May 6 and run through August 14. Classes provide learning opportunities to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT exams, learn about hieroglyphics, visit an aquarium, and more. Select the link to any class to learn more about the content and suggested grade levels, and enroll. Each class is offered at a specific time and date and lasts 45 minutes to an hour.

tag(s): animals (284), coding (90), college (46), deserts (16), egypt (48), essays (21), Online Learning (42), pyramids (17), rivers (14), STEM (265), test prep (67)

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Include links to these free classes with your other summer reading and learning opportunities shared with students and parents. Be sure to highlight offerings of specific interest to your students; for example, if students are taking the ACT and SAT exams, point out the courses that help students prepare for these tests. Add a link to your digital calendar for each of the courses along with a reminder, then email students and parents a week before the course begins as a reminder to sign up and attend the class at the assigned time or use an online resource such as Remind, reviewed here to set up and deliver text reminders of upcoming classes.

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AI or Not - AI Literacy Generator - Curipod

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4 to 12
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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 (110), digital citizenship (90), images (256), Teacher Utilities (148)

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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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8 to 12
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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 (48), images (256), Online Learning (42), STEM (265), tutorials (54)

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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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Twin Pics - Chris Sev

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4 to 12
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Use your AI prompting skills to find how closely you can match an image. Every thirty minutes, a new image appears, and users have up to one hundred characters to ...more
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Use your AI prompting skills to find how closely you can match an image. Every thirty minutes, a new image appears, and users have up to one hundred characters to match the image as closely as possible, using up to one hundred characters in the prompt. After generating the image, Twin Pics provides a percentage indicating the similarity between the original and the generated image. Scroll down the page to view the current leaderboard of user-generated images.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (110), descriptive writing (38), images (256), writing prompts (57)

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Understanding how to write effective prompts using generative AI is an important skill, and Twin Pics is an engaging way to learn how to create a short prompt to create images. Use this site as a five-minute time filler to engage students in descriptive writing activities. If students don't have individual access to the site, ask them to write a 100-character prompt, then select a random prompt to view together as a class. Use this site as a model for demonstrating how to write a prompt to create an image, then use Image Creator by Designer, reviewed here to extend learning by creating images and asking students to try to replicate your design. Use images for creative writing projects or include them with multimedia projects.

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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 (44), 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 (90), collaboration (89), 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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Copyright Education YouTube Playlist - Media Education Lab

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6 to 12
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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 (44), 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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Biomimicry and Packaging Innovation Toolkit - Biomimicry 3.8 Institute

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This free downloadable toolkit uses biomimicry as the foundation to gamify the innovation process by teams and individuals to generate innovative ideas inspired by nature. The toolkit...more
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This free downloadable toolkit uses biomimicry as the foundation to gamify the innovation process by teams and individuals to generate innovative ideas inspired by nature. The toolkit includes a PDF of a brainstorming-in-a-box card deck, concept worksheet, introductory video, and facilitator instructions. Begin with the download button and submit a short form with your name and email address to receive the toolkit materials in zip format. Learn more about the concept of biomimicry by visiting the links to popular articles provided on this site.

tag(s): brainstorming (17), design (79), engineering (120), gifted (65), natural resources (38), problem solving (225), STEM (265)

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Use this resource and the provided materials to learn more about Biomimicry and how this approach has solved technological problems. Share the stories from the brainstorming-in-a-box card deck with your students as informational (and inspirational) reading in the sciences. For example, schools of fish swim through a water vortex that pulls them along with the others. This understanding is being used to design better wind turbines. Look through the Biomimicry Fundamentals ideas to see where you should start with your students. Challenge your students to explore the site for articles they believe are connected to something they have learned this year in your class. Create a wall of pictures and ideas in the classroom of patterns and processes learned in class that ca design inspirationdesign later. Use Flip, reviewed here to add students' video discussions of their ideas to the pictures using QR codes and AR. Learn more about Flip's AR features by searching their blog.

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MIT Project Management Game - MIT Sloan School of Management

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9 to 12
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This simulation lets participants become project managers of a complex project such as a new construction, hardware, or software project. Along the way, they learn how to manage budgets,...more
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This simulation lets participants become project managers of a complex project such as a new construction, hardware, or software project. Along the way, they learn how to manage budgets, schedules, and staff and time management skills while receiving detailed feedback on the project's progress. Begin your project by selecting the "play simulation" link in the box near the bottom of the page; then, students select to play as an individual or class. Choose the educator link to verify that you are an educator and receive a code to set up your class.

tag(s): careers (139), gifted (65), Project Based Learning (24), STEM (265)

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Use this simulation as a project-based learning activity to teach students about management careers, software development, and similar careers. Have students create individual projects or groups to work on a single project. Extend learning by asking students to generate progress reports throughout the process, including screenshots of their progress, reflections upon choices made, and possible changes to make within projects to increase success. Have students use Google Sites, reviewed here or another free website creation tool to share their journey throughout the project, which includes a final review document.
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Pi, Your Personal AI - Infelction AI

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Pi calls itself "your personal AI." It is a chatbot designed to understand your interests, needs, and goals and provide personalized feedback. As you begin using Pi, it asks what ...more
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Pi calls itself "your personal AI." It is a chatbot designed to understand your interests, needs, and goals and provide personalized feedback. As you begin using Pi, it asks what you want to discuss and provides suggestions, such as brainstorming ideas, practicing an extensive conversation, and learning something new. After entering the main space in Pi, you are also offered several conversation starters, and a recorded daily news brief is adjusted to reflect your interests from previous discussions. Registration isn't required; however, creating an account allows you to access previous conversations, participate in longer discussions, and enable Pi to personalize responses based on those conversations. As always, when using artificial intelligence tools, verify the information is accurate.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (110), chat (41), tutorials (54)

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Pi's terms of service state that it is not for children under 18, so this chat tool should only be used by adults. Because Pi provides conversation ideas, it is an excellent introductory resource for learning to use AI chat generator tools. For example, use the conversation starters to discover tips to share with your students for learning a new language, find jokes for your classroom, or look for tips on focusing. Start new conversations (known as threads) to ask for ideas that support your curriculum and teaching style. An example might be, "Give me ideas for projects for my 4th-grade students to do during a unit on plants using Universal Design Learning frameworks." After viewing the response, ask additional questions to find resources, further ideas, or ways to differentiate learning for different groups of students.

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Crowdsourcing Science Using Citizen Science in the Classroom - TeachersFirst

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What is Citizen Science, and what are some ideas for incorporating it into the classroom? This article from TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed...more
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What is Citizen Science, and what are some ideas for incorporating it into the classroom? This article from TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed here provides background knowledge and ideas for using citizen science projects to enhance your science curriculum while supporting the greater science community. The activities include learning how to understand the basics of citizen science, suggesting projects that feature counting a bat population, supporting local birds, reporting sea turtle sightings, and more. Additional extension activities provide ideas and essential information on creating a citizen science project.

tag(s): citizen science (27), data (147), inquiry (24), STEM (265)

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Increase student engagement by encouraging students to find and select citizen science projects that help their community and appeal to their interests by voting on a project to participate in. Create a simple survey using Poll Maker, reviewed here for students to vote on a project to become part of. Extend learning by asking students to document learning using science journals. Find many different templates for journals at Slidesmania, reviewed here to download and use with PowerPoint and Google Slides.

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Hey Siri...what is AI? An Introducing Students to Artificial Intelligence - TeachersFirst

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Learn some basic background knowledge of AI and find suggestions for books and classroom activities to explore AI in this article from TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist...more
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Learn some basic background knowledge of AI and find suggestions for books and classroom activities to explore AI in this article from TeachersFirst Help! I Lost My Library/Media Specialist series, reviewed here. The activities include suggested videos and quizzes for students to explore AI, information and activities related to digital literacy and ethical use of AI, and exploration of real-world uses of AI. Additional extensions share suggestions for pairing texts and creating lessons using AI.

tag(s): artificial intelligence (110), book lists (162), professional development (393), STEM (265)

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Take advantage of the suggestions shared in this article to find curriculum resources and information to use when considering incorporating AI into your classroom. Learn more about AI resources for classrooms by reading the archive of the Twitter Chat: Harnessing AI for Classroom Success, reviewed here or by viewing the collection, Resources for Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Productivity, reviewed here and AI (Artificial Intelligence) Resources for Student Assessment, reviewed here.

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Ted Talks Daily - TED

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Ted Talks Daily produces episodes each weekday that provide thought-provoking discussions on many topics from A to Z. Most episodes run approximately twenty minutes or less, although...more
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Ted Talks Daily produces episodes each weekday that provide thought-provoking discussions on many topics from A to Z. Most episodes run approximately twenty minutes or less, although occasionally longer episodes of up to forty-five minutes are produced. Recent topics include conservation, politics, education, AI, and more. Listen to podcasts on most popular platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify, reviewed here.
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Subscribe to this podcast and listen together as a class. This format provides many opportunities to develop listening and problem-solving skills and to discuss current events. After listening to several podcasts, encourage students to create a podcast program using a similar format. First, replace paper notecards and pens and have students plan the podcast using Notejoy, reviewed here, where students collaborate on a script and move the notecards around until they have their podcast. Strengthen learning by recording and publishing their podcast using Buzzsprout, reviewed here.

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GenAI Chatbot Prompt Library for Educators - AI for Education

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Designing effective and productive chatbot prompts requires understanding how generative AI tools work. This site provides many time-saving prompts for educators' and students' needs....more
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Designing effective and productive chatbot prompts requires understanding how generative AI tools work. This site provides many time-saving prompts for educators' and students' needs. The prompt library is broken into several categories: assessment, lesson planning, and communication, and the prompts work with GenAI chatbots, including ChatGPT, reviewed here, Claude, reviewed here Perplexity reviewed here, and others. Each suggested prompt also includes examples and suggestions for modifying the prompt to fit individual needs.

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Bookmark and save this terrific prompt library for any number of uses when using generative AI chat tools. Find ideas and activities for lessons, quickly create and edit assessments, and develop rubrics. Consider using a curation tool such as Wakelet, reviewed here to bookmark this site and others that provide AI resources and to collaborate with peers on how to use AI resources. Be sure to visit the student prompts on this site that share resources for creating flashcards, translating text for multilingual learners, and other helpful study resources. Consider sharing some student prompts, such as the flashcard or "explain it to me like..." with parents for at-home practice and to reinforce classroom content.

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