At least, for now, I’m going to make this a weekly feature which will highlight additions to THE BEST NEW – & FREE – ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS THAT COULD BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM.
Here are the latest:
Perplexity.Ai and Teach Anything are search engines that provides short and simple answers to questions. And, of course, Microsoft is incorporating AI to do the same thing in its Bing search engine. Ten years ago there used to a few other sites that tried to do the same thing, but they seem to have drifted off, probably due to the face that they didn’t work very well. These new AI-powered tools should do better.
NovelListAI and InstaNovel both say they will create a novel out of an idea you have. Novelistai charges, though has free options, and has an intriguing feature that is supposed to let you create “Choose Your Own Adventure” books. InstaNovel seems to be free, but I can’t get it to work.
QuestGen will automatically generate questions for any text, including ones on Bloom’s Taxonomy levels. I’m adding it to both The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom and to THE “BEST” TOOLS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TURNING TEXTS & VIDEOS INTO INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING TOOLS.
Chatbase is interesting. It lets you create a chatbot with any data, like a PDF, you upload. For example, if you could get a freely accessible bio of a historical figure, you could upload it and then have students access info in that way.
Autodraw lets you start doodling something and uses AI to help things along. Hugging Face has a somewhat similar tool. Google developed their own tool called “AutoDraw” a while back, but it doesn’t seem to work right now – at least for me. Google also has “Quick Draw,” which does seem to still work.
Paint by Text lets you “edit your photos using written instructions, with the help of an AI.” I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects.
It isn’t a tool, but this article in the Atlantic about AI prompts, The Most Important Job Skill of This Century, is pretty interesting.