I’ve begun posting my mid-year “Best” lists, and this is a new one – the first time I’ve shared a “Best” list specifically on AI tools.
As you probably know, I’ve been publishing a weekly list of free AI tools for education since January. You can see all my “Best” lists related to Artificial Intelligence here.
Here are my picks for the best of the lot:
Of course, I have to start with the main AI tools: ChatGPT, Bard, Poe, Bing, and Hugging Face.
Perplexity.Ai and Teach Anything are search engines that provides short and simple answers to questions.
There are many good text-to-image tools. Instead of listing them here, you can find them all at THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING WITH AI ART GENERATION TOOLS.
“CONSENSUS” USES ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO HELP YOU FIND ANSWERS TO YOUR RESEARCH QUESTIONS
Tell analogenie what you want to explain, and it will use AI to come up with an appropriate analogy.
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.
Pressto uses AI to help students write essays. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay
Lumen5 Uses AI To Generate Videos From Blog Posts & Other Texts/Presentations
Opinionate will create a debate on any topic of your choosing – using AI. It seems to work pretty well. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates.
Upload data to Chartify and it will use AI to come up with various recommended ways to visualize it. I’m adding it to The Best Tools To Make Simple Graphs Online.
Type the last three books you read into Reccabook , and it will make books recommendations for you. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Blog, Website, Book, Movie, & Music Recommendations.
Readow is another AI tool for book recommendations.
Census GPT lets you search Census Data using “natural language.” I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Analyzing Census Data.
Practice Interview lets you choose the job you want, and then uses an AI-generated chatbot to ask you interview questions that you can answer. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and Careers.
The Auto Classmate Activation and Engagement Activity Generator looks like it could be helpful to teachers. There are also other potentially useful tools at the same site.
“BookAI.chat” Does An Impressive Job Of Letting You Talk To Any Book
Twee lets teachers do a TON of lesson activities. It’s free – for now. Here are some concerns about it, though.
Your personal job interview coach is what it says it is. I’m adding it to The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes and to The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and Careers.
Study For Citizenship Test uses AI to help you….study for the US citizenship test. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.
Story AI lets you create stories, but it seems to be more scaffolded then other similar tools, and that might make it more useful in the classroom. It asks you specific questions about your story, as opposed to just asking you to give it a prompt. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools Using Artificial Intelligence For Creating Stories For Children.
Diffit looks likes a nice tool for teachers to use for creating differentiated materials.
Conker lets you use AI to create multiple choice quizzes about any subject and/or quizzes about text to paste into it. I’m adding it to THE “BEST” TOOLS FOR AUTOMATICALLY TURNING TEXTS & VIDEOS INTO INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE LEARNING TOOLS.
“Eigo.ai” Is A New Free Site Using Artificial Intelligence To Support ELLs
Shakespeare Toolbar might also be useful to ELLs. Among other things, once you highlight a passage, it will rephrase it in a more simple way.
“Literally Anything” Lets You Use AI To Create A Lot Of Things (Though Not “Anything”)
“YOODLI” IS A FREE AI SITE THAT GIVES FEEDBACK ON YOUR SPEAKING
I’ve previously posted about a classroom activity I use designed to have students create simple explanations of complex topics (see STUDENT EXAMPLE OF TEACHING A COMPLEX TOPIC “TO A FIVE YEAR OLD”). There’s an online tool that does the same, but it charges, and is called ExplainLikeImFive. However, Teaching Anything does something similar, and is free.
I SUSPECT THAT “SPEAKABLE” IS GOING TO BECOME A VERY POPULAR ONLINE TOOL FOR ELLS – IF IT ISN’T ALREADY…
“READM” LOOKS LIKE A GREAT NEW & FREE AI-POWERED SITE FOR ELLS