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It’s the time of year for me to share “Best of the Year” lists.

Of course, Artificial Intelligence is big news.  In fact, AI has been named Word Of The Year.

I have many AI-related “Best” lists, and you can find them all here.

Here are my choices for the very best ones I’ve learned about this year.

Let me know what you think I’m missing!

“Speech Meter” Is A Free AI-Powered Pronunciation Tool That Could Help ELLs

“Riffusion” Could Be A Great New AI Site Where ELLs Can Create Music Videos

Artimator is a new free text-to-image generator. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING WITH AI ART GENERATION TOOLS.

Fusion Brain is a very neat AI text-to-image tool. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING WITH AI ART GENERATION TOOLS.

“INVIDEO” IS AN AI-DRIVEN VIDEO CREATION TOOL THAT HAS POTENTIAL FOR ELLS.

I Really Like The New AI-Powered “Magic Chart” Tool (It’s Free)

Open Art looks like a nice tool for using AI to create….art.

Teach Planet is yet another AI-driven educator planning tool.  This one is only for English teachers – and it’s free!  I’m adding it to NOT NECESSARILY THE “BEST,” BUT A LIST OF AI TEACHER PREP SITES.

BIG NEWS FOR ELL TEACHERS, STUDENTS & THEIR FAMILIES – GOOGLE ANNOUNCES VIDEO DUBBING FEATURE FINALLY (ALMOST) HERE

“IDEOGRAM” LETS ME TAKE MY MY ELL “TEXT TO IMAGE” LESSONS TO ANOTHER LEVEL

ADOBE EXPRESS ACTIVATES AI-POWERED TEXT-TO-IMAGE PHOTOS – IF YOUR DISTRICT ALLOWS IT

LEARNING GAMES & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Chat 2024 lets you “ask” Presidential candidates any questions.

StoryTailor is yet another tool for creating personalized stories. The first one is free. I’m adding it to THE BEST ONLINE TOOLS USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR CREATING STORIES FOR CHILDREN.

YouLearn provides you summaries and notes for any Youtube video, and you can also have AI create flash cards and concept maps of its content.

ADOBE EXPRESS “ANIMATE FROM AUDIO” MAKES IT TO THE CLASSROOM VERSION

“SIMULATIONS LAB” HAS A LOT OF POTENTIAL FOR PLAYING & CREATING…SIMULATIONS

goblin.tools “is a collection of small, simple, single-task tools, mostly designed to help neurodivergent people with tasks they find overwhelming or difficult.”

Bored Humans will create a song about any topic in any style.

Boom will use AI to create quizzes, which can then be played in a virtual room with up to eight participants.  I’m adding it to The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms”

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

The Simple Show Video Maker (The “Simple Show Video Maker” Classroom Plan Looks Fantastic!)

Scraft (I Learned About The AI-Powered Site “Scraft” Today, & It’s Great For ELLs)

WOW, THE “HELP ME VISUALIZE” AI FEATURE GOOGLE SLIDES IS ROLLING OUT WILL ELIMINATE EVERYONE HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT IMAGE RIGHTS

Fantons lets you use AI to create comic “panels,” which I assume you can put together to create full comic strips.

Playground lets you create 500 images a day for free. I’m adding it to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING WITH AI ART GENERATION TOOLS.

Guidde lets you create How-to videos.  I’m adding it to THE BEST TOOLS FOR STUDENTS TO CREATE TUTORIALS ONLINE.

Tome looks like an impressive storytelling tool.  I’m adding it to THE BEST ONLINE TOOLS USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR CREATING STORIES FOR CHILDREN.

“CLAUDE 2” IS A NEW AI CHATBOT, & IT LOOKS IMPRESSIVE

Albus is pretty interesting.  First you ask AI a question, and then it will respond to you in sort of stickynotes you put on a board.  Then you can add more notes to the board.  I’m adding it to The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”).

Got Feedback is an intriguing free tool. You first tell it what you want to evaluate in a piece of student writing. Then you upload the writing. Finally, it provides you with suggest feedback you can offer that student.

“CAMCAM” IS SUPPOSED TO BE “THE FIRST CHATGPT FOR KIDS”

Presentation GPT looks like the best automatic presentation-maker I’ve seen so far. The slides it creates have far too much text on them, but they do include images (unlike others). Here’s one on teaching ELLs it made for me in seconds.

Comical is an AI tool that will create comic strips.   I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online.

Perplexity.Ai and Teach Anything are search engines that provides short and simple answers to questions.

“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

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

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.

Eigo.ai” Is A New Free Site Using Artificial Intelligence To Support ELLs